I am currently a PhD student in English at the University of Leeds.

My doctoral research examines the concept of ecomasculinity in contemporary US fiction that invokes or reimagines the Old West. I focus on works by Thomas Pynchon, Edward Abbey, Larry McMurtry, Annie Proulx, Cormac McCarthy, and Percival Everett.

My broad research interests include Ecocriticism/Ecosophy, Masculinity Studies, the Western genre, US Literature, Contemporary Fiction, Music and Fiction, and Comics Studies.

I also work as a freelance arts and culture writer, regularly contributing to the Ploughshares blog and OperaWire.

You can find me on twitter (@victoriaaddis) and on instagram (victoria.addis).