Janet Handley

Stipendiat engelsk litteratur


I am a PhD fellow in English Literature. My research project, “Sharpening the Moral Imagination”: Political Violence and the Ethics of Reading, investigates four contemporary novels that portray various forms of political violence. The analysis takes place on two levels: through close readings informed by existing theories of ethical reading and phenomenology, and through a qualitative analysis involving reading groups. The current period of Covid-19 and successive lockdowns has led to a surge in reading, online book-clubs and other reading groups. It is therefore a key moment to consider what reading brings to individual and social lives and what questions that raises for reading “difficult” texts, such as the ones I am studying.

I am a member of the research group Interdisciplinary Phenomenology and the ReadRespond project on Literature, History and Human Rights at UiT.


  • Janet Handley :
    A Script for the Witch: Witches' Voices in Two British Dramas
    Preternature Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural 2019 DOI
  • Janet Handley :
    Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie - Response
    2021 FULLTEKST
  • Janet Handley :
    "Sharpening the Moral Imagination": Political Violence and the Ethics of Reading.

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