Dr 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 Senior 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 is the author of In and Out of Sight: Modernist Writing and the Photographic Unseen (Oxford University Press, 2018) and the digital project Object Women: A History of Women in Photography. Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in the scholarly journals PMLA, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Modernism/modernity, Feminist Modernist Studies, and Arizona Quarterly, as well as in a number of online publications.
Alix is a founding member and the current convenor of Image Works: Research and Practice in Visual Culture at Cardiff University, and the editor of the Visualities forum at Modernism/modernity Print Plus. She lives in Cardiff with her husband Dave, a songwriter and musician. You can learn a bit more about Alix and Dave’s work in this recent profile.