Aimee Merrydew

Title: PhD student and GTA (English)
Location: My office hour is Thursday, 1-2pm (CBB0.019)
Role: Seminar Tutor
Contacting me: By email

I joined Keele in 2012 as an undergraduate in English and American Literatures and stayed on to complete a Masters in 2016. Following from my MA dissertation on Ely Shipley’s Boy with Flowers, my doctoral research explores how contemporary transgender poets engage with and (re)present concepts of space, place, the body, and gender more broadly.

I am currently supervised by Professor Ian Bell and Dr Ceri Morgan.

Conference Papers

Aug 2017             Merrydew, A., 2017, ‘Trans(forming) Bodies: Poetry, Phenomenology, and Blossoming into the Desired Body in Ely Shipley’s Boy                            with Flowers’, Queer Subjects and the Contemporary United States Colloquium, University of East Anglia


Dec 2017              Merrydew, A., 2017, ‘Blossoming into the Desired Body: A Phenomenological Approach to Ely Shipley’s Boy with Flowers’, Under                            Construction @ Keele, 4(1), pp. 15-22.

I work within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and facilitate seminars in the following modules:

ENG-10026: Reading Literature (Sep 2017-Jan 2018)

ENG-10030: Composition (Jan 2018-May 2018)

Academic Service:

2017-present     Organiser of Keele Humanities Work in Progress Seminar Series

2018                 Organiser of Humanities Postgraduate Research Symposium (Keele University)

2018                 UCU Sectional Rep for GTAs, PGRs, Casual