Pelagia Goulimari

Research Fellow; Co-director, Intersectional Humanities, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

Dr Pelagia Goulimari is the Co-Director of the MSt in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Co-Director of Intersectional Humanities at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), and a Senior Fellow in Feminist Studies.

Her research interests include fiction and non-fictional prose in English (1790-present); women’s writing; literary theory and criticism; the modern and the postmodern. She teaches on Literature in English from 1740 to present day; Introduction to Literary Studies; women’s writing; literary theory and criticism; and feminist writing and theory.

She is also the founder and General Editor of Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, published by Routledge. Established in 1993, Angelaki is an international journal in literary and cultural theory and Continental philosophy published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis. The journal publishes four themed and two open, ‘General’, issue per volume. Angelaki is one of the most accessed of Routledge’s 200+ arts and humanities journals (c. 100,000 full-text downloads and c. 2,500 libraries in 2021). Included in the Arts and Humanities Citation Index, it is ranked A* in the literature category in the European Reference Index for Humanities of the European Science Foundation. In 1996, it was awarded ‘Best New Journal’ by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. It has published over 1000 articles, including work by: Alain Badiou, Jean Baudrillard, Andrew Benjamin, Homi K. Bhabha, Leslie Anne Boldt-Irons, Alain Caillé, Barbara Cassin, Howard Caygill, Monique David-Menard, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, Costas Douzinas, Alexander García Düttmann, Michèle Le Doeuff, Mike Gane, Lawrence Grossberg, Félix Guattari, Donna Haraway, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Ihab Hassan, Leslie Hill, Peggy Kamuf, John Kinsella, Friedrich Kittler, Arthur and Marilouise Kroker, Douglas Kellner, Jacques Lacan, Ernesto Laclau, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Jean-Luc Nancy, John O’Neill, Jacques Rancière, Nicholas Rand, Bill Readings, Leonard Rosmarin, Nicholas Royle, Stella Sandford, Michel Serres, Paul Virilio, Robyn Wiegman, Robert Young, Slavoj Žižek.


Pelagia’s books include: Toni Morrison (Routledge, 2009), Literary Criticism and Theory: From Plato to Postcolonialism (Routledge, 2014) and the edited collections, Postmodernism: What Moment? (Manchester UP, 2007), Women Writing Across Cultures: Present, Past, Future (Routledge, 2017), and Love and Vulnerability: Thinking with Pamela Sue Anderson (Routledge, 2020).

She is the Editor-in-Chief of Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities (Routledge). She is also one of four Associate Editors of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Literary Theory (4 vols. Oxford UP. January 2022, hardback. 2020–, online)

Her publications in 2020 and 2021 include: The Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Literary Theory (Oxford UP), 4 vols., co-edited with John Frow et al, where she is also contributing articles on “Genders” and “Feminist Theory”; and the article, “‘Where are you (really) from?’ Transgender Ethics, Ethics of Unknowing, and Transformative Adoptionin Jackie Kay’s Trumpet and Toni Morrison’s Jazz” in the edited collection, Contemporary African American and Black British Women Writers: Narrative, Race, Ethics, ed. Jean Wyatt and Sheldon George (Routledge). Her edited collection, After Modernism: Women, Gender, Race is forthcoming in 2022.

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