PhD English

University of Leeds, 2017 – 2020

Thesis: Ecomasculinities and the Old West in U.S Fiction, 1970- Present

MLitt Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture

University of St Andrews, 2014 – 2016

Dissertation: Music and Graphic Narratives (Distinction)

BA (Hons) English, First Class

Staffordshire University, 2008 – 2012

Dissertation: European Postmodernism in the Novels of Umberto Eco (First Class)

Victoria Addis

PhD Researcher

Freelance Writer




Journal Articles

‘The Musicalization of Graphic Narratives and P. Craig Russell’s Graphic Novel Operas, The Magic Flute and Salomé.’ Studies in Comics. 8.1 (2017): 7-28. DOI:

‘The Greening of Postmodern Discourse in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake and Graham Swift’s Waterland’. Margaret Atwood Studies. 10 (2016): 4-19. DOI:

‘’Man is the Measure’: The Individual and the Tribe in Modernist Representations of the Primitive.’ Postgraduate English. 32.1 (2016): 1-22. DOI:


‘Review of Sovereignty and Superheroes by Neal Curtis.’ ImageTexT. (Forthcoming).

‘Review of God and the Green Divide: Religious Environmentalism in Black and White by Amanda J. Baugh.’ Journal of American Culture. (Forthcoming).

Selected Blogs & Media

“How E. M. Forster and Igor Stravinsky thought about the Primitive.” READ (Research in English At Durham) Blog, July 2016.

Freelance Writer and Editor

Self Employed, 2014-Present

English Teacher (TESOL) and Lecturer in International Business

Changsha College of Civil Affairs, 2013-2014

English Teacher (TESOL)

Jinghuayuan School, 2013-2013

English Teacher (TESOL)

Swansea, 2012-2013

Other Activities

Public Engagement

I host and curate the ‘Old West, Now’ podcast, blog, and associated social media. This project is dedicated to research and discussion around representations of the American Old West in modern and contemporary culture.


I am a peer reviewer for the journal, ImageTexT.

Networks & Memberships

International Scholars of the Western Network

American Culture Association

Popular Culture Association

Awards & Funding

2017-2020 John Barnard Doctoral Scholarship, University of Leeds (Fees + Stipend)