Izzy Jenkinson

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.

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Research interests

  •  D.H. Lawrence
  •  Levinasian Ethics
  •  Modernism
  •  Nineteenth Century Fiction
  •  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 was 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.  In 2019-20 the group was reading the work of Bulgarian-French psychoanalytist and philosopher Julia Kristeva. In October 2020, after a haitus caused by the coronavirus pandemic, myself and two new co-directors relaunched the group online.  For the 2020-21 year we read the work of African American essayist and novelist James Baldwin.  



Isabelle Jenkinson, review of Exhausted Ecologies: Modernism and Environmental Recovery (2020) by Andrew Kalaidjian, James Joyce Broadsheet, 115 (2020), 2.

Isabelle Jenkinson, review of Affective Materialities: Reorienting the Body in Modernist Literature (2019) ed. by Kara Watts, Molly Volanth Hall and Robin Hackett, The Modernist Review https://modernistreviewcouk.wordpress.com/2021/04/29/book-review-affective-materialities/ 


Isabelle Jenkinson, ‘Echo Compulsion: Formative Trauma in Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s Venus im Pelz’, MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities, 15 (2021), 20-28

Conference Papers

Isabelle Jenkinson ‘“What were after all but bruises!”: The Ungraspability of Pain in The Prussian Officer and Other Stories’ at Following The Affective Turn (Postgraduate Symposium), 13-17 September (2021)


School of English Purvis Award 

Patricia Jones Scholarship Award


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