Posted on 5 June 2013
We at the Centre for Global Health Histories are proud to celebrate the success of our University colleague Dr Alice Hall, Lecturer in Contemporary and Global Literature in the Department of English and Related Literature at York, and also an associate member of CGHH. Dr Hall has been named as one of ten New Generation Thinkers for 2013 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the BBC. As a New Generation Thinker Dr Hall will receive mentoring and advice on how to develop her research ideas into a radio programme, and will also feature on Radio 3’s arts and ideas programme Night Waves in June.
Dr Hall is currently working on a co-authored book entitled Literature and Disability for Routledge’s Contemporary Critical Thought series which aims to introduce students and scholars to disability approaches to fiction, poetry and visual culture. Next year, Alice will guest edit a special issue of the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies on ‘Disability and Visual Culture’ with Professor Tobin Siebers. Her book, Disability and Modern Fiction: Faulkner, Morrison, Coetzee and the Nobel Prize for Literature, was published by Palgrave in 2012.
Following a six-month process, Dr Hall and nine other winners were selected from a group of 60 finalists, who attended a series of day-long workshops at the BBC in Salford and London. The University of York had several representatives amongst the finalists, with Dr Helen Cowie and Dr Alexander Medcalf, both of the Department of History, presenting their ideas at the competition in Salford alongside Dr Hall.
We are pleased to report Dr Hall's success, and look forward to hearing her 'on air' soon.
More information on Dr Hall's publications and research interests is available via her University of York staff profile.