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Hannah Spruce

Languages and Literature, University of Leicester

Thesis title:

Destabilising the Psychopath Narrative through Contemporary North American Women�s Writing

Research Area

  • Languages and Literature


'The Revolutionary Chora in Seamus Heaney's Kite Poetry', Estudios Irlandeses, Issue 11 (2016): 213-19.


  • 'Myriam Gurba's Feminist True Crime', PG Contemporary Women's Writing Network, University of Hull, September 9. 2019.
  • 'Existentialism and Evil in Lionel Shriver's We Need to Talk About Kevin', Evil Children: Children and Evil, Verona, Italy, July 14-16, 2019.
  • 'Disrupting the Conflation of Autism and Psychopathy in Margaret Atwood's Speculative Fiction', Current Research in Speculative Fiction, University of Liverpool, June 29, 2018.

Other Research Interests

  • Contemporary Women's Writing
  • Canada and U.S.
  • Genre
  • Indigenous Canadian writing
  • Medical humanities (women and ageing, representations of autism, representations of psychopathy)
  • Histories of criminology and psychiatry
  • Women's writing, criminality, and criminal justice
  • Sexual violence
  • Feminism and intersectionality
  • Race, class, and gender


  • British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies
  • British Association for American Studies
  • Modern Language Association