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Harriet Fletcher

Associate Lecturer in English and History, Lancaster University

Dr Harriet Fletcher is an Associate Lecturer in the departments of English and History at Lancaster University, UK, where she completed her PhD. Her interdisciplinary research explores the intersections of celebrity and the Gothic in literature, media and popular culture, which began with her PhD project ‘Gothic Celebrity: Fame and Immortality From Lord Byron to Lady Gaga’. She has several forthcoming publications in the fields of Gothic studies and celebrity studies.

Her research on Andy Warhol deals with the construction of his celebrity image, his interests in fame in the late 20th century, and how aspects of his work can be described as 'Gothic' in their preoccupation with death and decay. She has written on Warhol's celebrity portraits and self-portraits from the 1960s-80s, with particular focus on his images of Marilyn Monroe. She has a broad knowledge of Warhol's career and his relationship with celebrity culture.


  • 2016–present
    Associate Lecturer, Lancaster University


  • 2021 
    Lancaster University, PhD in English Literature
  • 2015 
    Lancaster University, MA English Literature
  • 2014 
    University of Exeter, BA English

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Studentship
    Funding Source:
    Lancaster University

Professional Memberships

  • The International Gothic Association