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Humanities and Social Science

Dr Alice Ferrebe

Dr Alice Ferrebe

Telephone: 0151 231 5139



I am the Subject Leader for English at LJMU, and lead and teach a range of undergraduate modules, including 'Literature in Context: Britain in the 1950s and 1960s' and 'Representing Masculinities'. My current research interest (/obsession) is the intersection between literature and visual art in British culture of the 1950s. I would be very interested in supervising post-doctoral research in this area, as well as on British literature in the 1950s more widely.


2003, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, PhD in English Literature
1993, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, MA in English Literature



Ferrebe AC. 2016. ''Introduction' to Mr Nicholas by Thomas Hinde Mr Nicholas :v-x Valancourt Books 978-1943910250

Ferrebe AC. 2015. 'Introduction' Billy Liar on the Moon (Valancourt 20th Century Classics) :v-ix Valancourt Books 9781941147542 Publisher Url

Ferrebe A. 2010. 'Welsh and Tradition' Schoene B. The Edinburgh Companion to Irvine Welsh 9780748639175

Ferrebe A. 2008. 'High Visibility: Teaching Ladlit' Knights B. Masculinities in text and teaching Palgrave MacMillan 9780230003415 DOI

Ferrebe A. 2007. Between camps: Masculinity, race and nation in post-devolution Scotland The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Literature :275-282 9780748623952

Ferrebe AC. 'The Lads' Own Paper': Male Confessional Literature and the Legacy of Adventure Berberich C. The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction :70-86 Bloomsbury Academic. London 9781441134318

Ferrebe AC. Introduction The Smaller Sky by John Wain :v-ix Valancourt. Kansas City 978-1-939140-34-0 DOI

Ferrebe AC. Introduction Radcliffe, by David Storey :v-viii Valancourt. Richmond, VA 9781939140661

Ferrebe AC. ‘Excursions into the “Baroque”: Hoggart, Angel and the Uses of Romance’ Eagleton M, Bailey M. Richard Hoggart: Culture and Critique :95-107 Critical, Cultural and Communications Press. Nottingham 978-1905510375

Ferrebe A. 'Between Camps: Race and Nation in Post-Devolution Scotland’ Schoene-Harwood B. The Edinburgh companion to contemporary Scottish literature Edinburgh Univ Pr 9780748623969

Ferrebe A. 'John Berger's G' Booker Prize Novels, 1969-2005 :30-39 Gale 978-0787681449

Ferrebe AC. '"Junior Romantic Anthropologist Bore": Colin MacInnes's Critical Adventures in Postwar Multiracial Britain' Houlden K, Atia N. Popular Postcolonialism Routledge

Ferrebe AC. Artists of Their Time: The Postwar Battle for Realism in Literature and Painting Plain G. Postwar: British Literature in Transition 1940-60 Cambridge University Press. Cambridge

Ferrebe AC. 'Introduction' to Jubb by Keith Waterhouse Jubb :v-ix Valancourt Books. Richmond, Virginia 978-1941147771 Publisher Url

Ferrebe AC. Introduction Strike the Father Dead, by John Wain :v-ix Valancourt. Richmond, VA 9781941147184 Publisher Url

Ferrebe AC. The Battle for Realism: British Literature and Visual Art in the 1950s Plain G. British Literature in Transition, 1940-1960 Cambridge University Press. Cambridge


Ferrebe A. 2015. Literature of the 1950s: Good, brave causes 6 :1-250 9780748627714

Ferrebe A. 2012. Literature of the 1950s: Good, Brave Causes: Volume 6 (Edinburgh History of Twentieth-Century Literature in Britain) Edinburgh University Press 9780748627714

Ferrebe A. Masculinity in male-authored fiction 1950-2000 Palgrave MacMillan 9781403945501 DOI

Journal article

Ferrebe A. 2012. Literature of the 1950s: Good, Brave Causes Literature of the 1950s: Good, Brave Causes,

Ferrebe A. 2010. Literature & History Special Edition British Fiction in the 1950s: Introduction Literature and History, 19 :1-3

Ferrebe A. 2010. Elizabeth Taylor's uses of romance: Feminist feeling in 1950s English fiction Literature and History, 19 :50-64

Ferrebe A. 2001. ‘Re-visiting or Revisionist? A comparative reading of gender relationships in selected First World War novels’ Postgraduate English, Publisher Url

Ferrebe AC. Already Seen? Look Back in Anger, Déjavù and Postmodern Historiography Yearbook of English Studies, 42

Ferrebe AC. Elizabeth Taylor's Uses of Romance: Feminist Feeling in 1950s English Fiction Literature and History, 1 :50-64

Ferrebe AC. Introduction Literature and History, 1 :1-3 DOI Author Url

Ferrebe A. ‘The Gaze of the Magus: Sexual/Scopic Politics in the Novels of John Fowles’ JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory, 34 :207-225 DOI

Ferrebe A. ‘Dreamerica: Visions of Transatlantic Masculinity in the Sixties English Novel’ Symbiosis, 7 :201-220


Ferrebe AC. Masculinity in Male-Authored Fiction 1950-1971 University of Edinburgh

Conference publication

Ferrebe AC. ‘Contra(con)ception: the Pill, paternity and narrative form in British Sixties novels’ Father Figures: Gender and Paternity in the Modern Age

Ferrebe AC. ‘The Importance of Being (Like) Jim: Kingsley Amis and the Masculine Text’ The Importance of Being Arthur: Representations of Masculinity 1954-1963

Ferrebe AC. ‘Incompetent Consumption: Masculinity and the Politics of Consumption in the Post-War English Novel’ Rethinking Gender and Power

Ferrebe AC. ‘The Buck Starts Here: 1945–60 as the origin of the anxieties of the modern Englishman’ Posting the Male

Ferrebe AC. ‘Digital Orientalism: Japan and Electronic Literature’ Electronic Literature

Ferrebe AC. ‘Something unreal, something to go on paper’: Elizabeth Taylor and the Problems of Realism' Elizabeth Taylor: A Centenary Conference

Engagement & Impact

Editorial boards:

Acta Philologica, University of Warsaw, Peer Reviewer,

Teaching qualification:

Fellow of the Higher Education Authority


Fellow, Higher Education Authority