Izzy Jenkinson


I graduated with a First Class Honours degree in BA English Literature (Univeristy of Leeds) in July 2018.  I received a prize for my application for the MA English Literature programme (University of Leeds) from which I graduated with a Distinction in December 2019.  In October 2019 I began studying full-time for my PhD in the School of English (University of Leeds), for which I am funded by the Patricia Jones Scholarship award.  

Research interests

  •  D.H. Lawrence
  •  Modernism
  •  Literary representations of violence
  •  Critical and Cultural Theory 

My PhD thesis examines the representations of intimacy, violence and crises of selfhood in the fiction of the modernist author D.H. Lawrence.  

For the academic year 2019/20,I am one of the co-directors of the interdiscplinary cultural and critical theory reading group Quilting Points.  Having attended the group during my MA study, I was asked if I wanted to help organise the group’s meetings this academic year.  This year the group is reading selected works of Julia Kristeva.


School of English Purvis Award 

Patricia Jones Scholarship Award


  • MA English Literature (University of Leeds)
  • BA English Literature (University of Leeds)