Emma Parker is an Associate Professor in English at the University of Leicester. She researches gender and sexuality in postwar and contemporary literature.
The Book Group was launched in October 2020 as a way to bring English students and staff together online during the lockdown necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic. Each week, one person talks about and reads from a book they cherish or wish to share, for whatever reason. It might be because the book is a […]
After signing up for an Open Day at the University of Leicester, I was intrigued to receive an email regarding the ‘Yours Faithfully, Edna Welthorpe (Mrs)’ creative writing competition, run by Dr Emma Parker and Chris Shepherd. The prompt, ‘If Joe Orton were alive today, who or what would be the object of his satire?’, […]
20 November marks Transgender Day of Remembrance. TDoR was established in 1998 to memorialize those murdered because of transphobia, and to spotlight the extraordinarily high levels of violence faced by transsexuals, transvestites, and gender variant people. According to statistics gathered by The Trans Murder Monitoring Project, a transgender person is killed approximately every three […]