Rachael Newberry

Staff details

Position Lecturer
Email r.newberry (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7414
Rachael Newberry
After spending 10 years as an Intensive Care nurse in London and Bristol, I made a big career change in 1995 and attended university as a mature student to study English. I have been working in the Department of Theatre and Performance at Goldsmiths since 2005 and have specific teaching interests in feminist and critical theory, Shakespeare studies, and Post War British Theatre. My research interests include gastro-criticism, the body and themes of consumption and self-denial.
 
Academic qualifications
 
BA (Hons) Literary Studies, University of the West of England
MA English, Cardiff University
PhD Victorian Literature, Birkbeck College
Fellow of the Higher Education Authority
 
Teaching
 
I have taught at Birkbeck College, University of Westminster, London Metropolitan University and Royal Holloway University. I am committed to teaching excellence, am Chair of the Learning and Teaching Committee and coordinate the subject-specific TEF. I am also the Director of the Degree Programme Drama and Theatre Arts. I teach across a range of undergraduate modules including critical theory, theatre history, Shakespeare studies, modernism/postmodernism and feminist performance theory. I believe that teaching is a collaborative process between everyone in the room and I strongly encourage all voices to participate in discussion and debate in a nurturing and encouraging environment of knowledge exchange.
 
Publications
 
Lisa Baraister.  Maternal Encounters: The Ethics of Interruption in  Women: A Cultural Review, vol.21, no.2, 2010.
 
Alexa Alfer and Amy J. Edwards de Campos.  A S Byatt: Critical Storytelling in Contemporary Women's Writting, vol.8, no.1, 2014. 
 
Gourmand or Glutton? Thackeray's Vanity Fair and Representations of the Corpulent in a Climate of Want in Anastasia Ulanowicz and Manisha Basu, (New York: Palgrave, 2018), The Aesthetics and Politics of Global Hunger, pp. 157-174.