Dr Christinna Hazzard

Humanities and Social Science

I am a Sessional Lecturer and Ph.D candidate at the Research Institute for Literature and Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University.

I recently submitted my doctoral thesis, 'Semi-Peripheral Realism: Nation and Form on the Borders of Europe', for examination.

I currently teach on the Humanities Foundation Programme and have contributed to teaching on 'Postcolonial Writing: Power, Art and Protest', 'Reading English', 'Literary and Cultural Theory', and 'World, Time and Text'.

I also work as a Research Assistant on the British Academy and AHRC funded War Widows’ Stories project.

My research interests include world literature and the relationship between literature and critical social theory, postcolonial literatures and cultures, postcolonial theory and theories of modernism and globalisation. I am particularly interested in the literary representation of colonialism within Europe, twentieth century novels dealing with independence, national identity and anti-colonial resistance, as well as peripheral and semi-peripheral literature.


2012, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, MA English Literature
2011, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, BA English and German Literature
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD English Literature

Academic appointments

Associate Lecturer, English Literature, Anglia Ruskin University, 2018 - 2019


Hazzard C. 2020. Nordic Noir and the Postcolonial North Guðmundsdóttir G, Meaney G. Bloomsbury Academic

Journal article

Carbajal AF, Averis K, Hobbs C. 2017. Unsettling communities: 'Minor, minority and small literatures in Europe' International conference, IMLR, February 2017 Journal of Romance Studies, 17 :109-111 DOI

Hobbs C. Review: Gohrisch, J. and Grunkemeier, E., Postcolonial Studies across the Disciplines and Shaw, J., et al., Storytelling: Critical & Creative Approaches Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 51 :242-244 DOI

Hobbs C. Review: Om, D., and Kich, M., Theory in the Global Age: Interdisciplinary Essays and David Huddart, Involuntary Associations: Postcolonial Studies and World Englishes Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 51 :365-367 DOI

Hazzard C. Halldór Laxness and the Postcolonial North: Independence on the Peripheries of Europe Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 57


Hazzard C. Semi-Peripheral Realism: Nation and Form on the Borders of Europe O Donghaile D, Menozzi F, Norquay G. Public Url