Alix Beeston writes about the collisions between the aesthetic and the social in modern and contemporary literature, photography, and film. She is particularly interested in the ethical possibilities of representations of women in writing and visual culture, as well as in the history of women’s creative labor.
Alix was born and educated in Australia, and she holds a PhD in English from the University of Sydney. She is currently Lecturer in English at Cardiff University, Wales, where she teaches twentieth and twenty-first century literature and visual culture, feminism and gender studies, and critical race studies. She’s also one of the convenors of Cardiff BookTalk, an engagement initiative that brings together scholars from Cardiff University and beyond to discuss classic and contemporary novels in a relaxed public forum.
Her first book, In and Out of Sight: Modernist Writing and the Photographic Unseen, was published in January 2018 as part of the Modernist Literature and Culture Series at Oxford University Press — the premier venue for new work in the field of modernist studies. Her work also appears or is forthcoming in scholarly journals including PMLA, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Modernism/modernity, and Arizona Quarterly, as well as in online publications such as the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Conversation, the Oxford University Press Blog, and Wales Arts Review.