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Lizzie Wright

Postgraduate Researcher in the School of English, University of Leeds

I am a current postgraduate researcher in the School of English at the University of Leeds. My thesis, entitled 'The ‘good for her’ genre and violent revenge in American feminist film (2014-2022)', focuses on contemporary film and television narratives of violent revenge committed by women in unstable states of mind. I examine my texts as a response to the rising misogynist terrorism perpetuated by internet-based incels, which saw an increase from 2019 onwards in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For my Masters by Research in English Literature, I undertook a 30,000 word dissertation titled 'Disability and Disfigurement in Twenty-First Century Comic-Book Films', exploring metaphorical and literal disability in superhero films. I posited that the origin stories of super-abled people serve the same purpose as the account of how the disabled person ‘became’ disabled; creating demand for a story where non-disabled people can explore and exploit extraordinary bodies.


  • –present
    Postgraduate Researcher, University of Leeds


  • 2022 
    University of Leeds, MA by Research, English Literature