Shauna Walker


In 2018 I graduated from the University of Manchester with a First Class Honours Degree in English Literature and in 2019 I completed my Masters with a Distinction in Modern and Contemporary Literature. I joined the University of Leeds in 2020 as a Postgraduate Researcher in the School of English, working on representations of health and the body in interwar literature (1919-1939). My doctoral research is fully funded by the AHRC through the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities consortium. 

Research interests

  • Early Twentieth-Century Literature
  • Medical Humanities 
  • Nationhood
  • Environmental Humanities

My research interests in interwar literature focus on representations of national health especially in relation to British landscapes and environments. 


  • Anthony Burgess Prize from the University of Manchester (2018)
  • Highly Commended by the Global Undergraduate Awards (2018)
  • The Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme (2018-2019)
  • AHRC Doctoral Studentship from the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities consortium


‘Gothic Modernisms: Modernity and the Postcolonial Gothic in Tayeb Salih’s ‘Season of Migration to the North’’, Gothic Studies, 22 (2020), 285-299.


  • BA English Literature (University of Manchester)
  • MA Modern and Contemporary Literature (University of Manchester)