Biography

I am a Lecturer in English Literature and Film. My research specialisms are in postcolonial literature, contemporary British literature, TV, and film, and genre studies (particularly comedy and the gothic). My publications in this area include the monograph New Postcolonial British Genres: Shifting the Boundaries (Palgrave, 2015) and edited collections Telling it Slant: Critical Approaches to Helen Oyeyemi (co-edited with Chloe Buckley; Sussex Academic Press, 2017), New Directions in Diaspora Studies (co-edited with Ana Cristina Mendes and Lucinda Newns; Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), and Comedy and the Politics of Representation: Mocking the Weak (co-edited with Helen Davies; Palgrave, 2018). I have also written for many leading academic journals, including The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, and Postcolonial Text, and also for the media outlet The Conversation. At the moment I am working on a project that explores the representation of British multiculturalism in screen comedies since the 1970s.

Contact: s.ilott@mmu.ac.uk

Read my full academic profile on the Department of English at MMU website.