PhD (U of Birmingham)
Christine Harrison holds a BA and MA in English from the University of Sussex (UK), and she completed her PhD on contemporary literary representations of the early modern period at the University of Birmingham (UK) in 2009. She also has a postgraduate diploma in TESOL, and she taught both English literature (with a specialization in postmodern and postcolonial fiction) and English for Academic Purposes at the Athens campus of the University of Indianapolis from 1995 to 2013. For the past six summers, Christine has taught EAP to pre-Master’s students at top UK universities, and at CYA she is both a member of the faculty (Literature) and the college’s Academic Skills Adviser.
Christine’s current research interests center on representations of space and place in contemporary fiction and literary non-fiction, uses of the past in contemporary debates on gender and ethnicity, rewritings of medieval and early modern literature, and the role of onsite learning in higher education. Recent publications include journal articles on the representation of London in the work of Peter Ackroyd and gender resistance in the historical fiction of Rose Tremain, and in 2015, Christine was joint Issue Editor of Issue 8 (‘History and Contemporary Literature’) of the peer-reviewed journal Synthesis: An Anglophone Journal of Comparative Literary Studies.