Janet Mathieson

Assistant Lecturer
Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
 Janet Mathieson

Research and professional activities


Experimental novel

I am writing an experimental autofictional narrative about cancer, told through the prism of a carer. In doing so, I seek to create a new discourse about cancer. Using the biological as a compositional tool, I also see my project as an interface between art and science. My creative practice is underpinned by some of the theories of Julia Kristeva including those which pertain to abjection, subjectivity, poetic language, women, care and disability.

Supervisor: Holly Pester

Research interests

Narrativsation of disease

Care, illness narratives, clinicalisation, narrative medicine, writing as processing, therapeutic writing, autofiction, experimental writing, the theories of Julia Kristeva.



Colchester Campus