Dr Sarah Dillon

Project Leader and Senior Research Fellow


Dr Sarah Dillon is University Lecturer in Literature and Film in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge. She is a feminist critic and theorist specialising in contemporary British and North American literature and film. In her current research she is interested in the intersections between science, literature, and film. She is in the early stages of researching her third monograph: against the backdrop of a long history of sexist AI narratives, in this work she will analyse diverse contemporary AI narratives which offer more complex and sophisticated engagements with AI and which open up productive feminist questions regarding gender equality, sexuality and human reproduction. She is the author of The Palimpsest: Literature, Criticism, Theory (2007) and Deconstruction, Feminism, Film (2018). She is the editor of David Mitchell: Critical Essays (2011) and co-editor of Maggie Gee: Critical Essays (2015). Sarah is Chair (Elect) of the British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies and General Editor of the book series Gylphi Contemporary Writers: Critical Essays. She also serves on the editorial boards of C21: Journal of Twenty-First Century Writing and Fantastika. Sarah is committed to reaching audiences outside of the academy and broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4; she writes and presents the BBC Radio 3 detective documentary series, Literary Pursuits

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