Professor Helen Carr

Helen focusses on American literature and poetry, women's writing and feminist and postcolonial theory.

Staff details

Professor Helen Carr


Emeritus Professor of English


English and Creative Writing


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BA (Bristol); MA & PhD (Essex)

Publications and research outputs


Carr, Helen. 2011. Jean Rhys (Writers & Their Work). Northcote House Publishers Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition. ISBN 978-0746311639

Carr, Helen. 2009. The Verse Revolutionaries: Ezra Pound, H.D. and the Imagists. London: Jonathan Cape; New Ed edition. ISBN 978-0224040303

Carr, Helen. 2007. A history of women's writing. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521852555

Book Section

Carr, Helen. 2007. A history of women's writing. In: G. Plain and S. Sellers, eds. A History of Feminist Literary Criticism. Cambridge University Press, pp. 120-137. ISBN 9780521852555

Carr, Helen. 2006. T. E. Hulme and the `Spiritual Dread of Space'. In: Comentale and A. Gasiorek, eds. T. E. Hulme and the Question of Modernism. Ashgate, pp. 93-112. ISBN 0754640884

Carr, Helen. 2003. Jean Rhys: West Indian intellectual. In: Bill Schwarz, ed. West Indian intellectuals in Britain. Manchester University Press, pp. 93-113. ISBN 9780719064746

Research Interests

American literature, particularly American poetry, women's writing, feminist and postcolonial theory, and the relation between literature and anthropology.

Helen is a co-editor of the journal Women: A Cultural Review.