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Amy Louise Blaney

PhD Candidate and Associate Lecturer in English Literature, Keele University

I am an NWCDTP AHRC funded PhD student in English Literature at Keele University. My PhD thesis considers British literary engagements with Arthurian legend across the long eighteenth-century, examining the ways in which reworkings of Arthur intervene in debates about historiography, gender, class, and national identity.

I am also a Part-Time Associate Lecturer in the Department of English & Creative Writing at Staffordshire University, teaching on their Introduction to English and Shakespeare: From Comedy to Romance modules.

Since childhood, I have had a fascination with myth and folklore - and with Arthurian myth in particular. I am particularly interested in exploring the nationalisation of cultural mythologies within my work, as well as in examining the literary intersections between gendered and national identities in myth retellings.

You can follow my work on ResearchGate at, and on Twitter @blaney_louise.


  • 2019–present
    PhD Researcher, Keele University
  • 2020–present
    Associate Lecturer, Staffordshire University