Cat Conway

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Cat Conway


Cathleen Allyn Conway is finishing her PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.  She is the co-editor of  Plath Profiles, the only academic journal dedicated to the work of Sylvia Plath.

She has previously worked as a journalist on UK trades and national newspapers, such as The Sun, Daily Telegraph, and the Financial Times and as an English teacher (KS3-KS5) in inner London.  Originally from Chicago, she lives in South London.


Academic qualifications

  • 2013  PGCE Secondary English, Goldsmiths Collge
  • 2002  MA Writing (business and literary), DePaul University
  • 1995  BA English Literature, Indiana University



Cathleen will be teaching on Introduction to Poetry (EN51009B) in the Spring term.  She has previously worked with A-Level students, offered private tuition and taught English literature, literary theory and journalism at secondary schools in south east London.





Research Interests

My PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths intersects Sylvia Plath and the gothic in found poetics practice, using an intersectionalist feminist perspective. 

Additional research interests include cultural studies, genre theory, speculative fiction, fan studies and media studies.