- Senior Lecturer in English Literature (Modern and Contemporary)
- University of Leeds
Fiona has worked primarily in the area of literary modernism with particular reference to D. H. Lawrence, language and modernist poetics. Her first book D. H. Lawrence: The Thinker as Poet (1997) is a study of metaphor as a mode of understanding in Lawrence which concentrates on the fiction and discursive writing, especially his two books on the unconscious. It is a study which is informed by Heidegger’s thought on language. Since then she has had other opportunities to write on Lawrence and language, psychoanalysis, environmental philosophy, the reception of Lawrence’s work in Poland, and the trial of Penguin Books on the publication in 1960 of the British edition of the unexpurgated Lady Chatterley’s Lover. I have also written onLawrence and the Blues. I have recently completed a project on Lawrence’s poetry and his last book, Apocalypse, in the context of green thinking. I have examined the life, work and critical contexts informing Lawrence studies in The Complete Critical Guide to D. H. Lawrence (2002). More recently Fiona has written on contemporary poetry, with a special interest in British and Irish poetry.