About me

Research Specialisms and Interests

  • Fatness and ‘obesity’ in North American literature and culture, particularly 1960-present
  • Medical moral panics, 1860s-present
  • Anglo-American twentieth and twenty-first century fiction
  • Invisible and marginalised women, 1860s–present
  • Feminist theory and practice
  • Postgraduate professional development

My research examines the contemporary obesity bestseller and more broadly, representations of fatness and obesity in U.S. fiction from 1970s onwards. My wider research interests include medical moral panics, gender and genre theory, and contemporary Anglo-American writing. You can also follow my work on my academia.edu page or my twitter account @mgnotts.

 Member of…

  • British Association for American Studies (BAAS)
  • Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
  • Feminist & Women’s Studies Association UK & Ireland (FWSA)
  • Contemporary Women’s Writing Association (CWWA)
  • Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW)

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