Dr Sarah Dillon

Associate 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 working on her third monograph, Feminist Science Fiction Film, a book that seeks to establish the history, present and possible futures of the genre, and to theorise what 'the science fictional' is, and what it can do. 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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