Hannah Helm

New publication from the South African Modernism team

‘”Make them roll in their graves”: South African Writing, Decolonisation, and the English Literature A-Level’ has just been published in English in Education journal. It was co-written by four colleagues within the School: Dr Hannah Helm (Impact and Engagement Fellow), Dr Emma Barnes (Knowledge Exchange Fellow), Katie Barnes (PhD student) and Prof Jade Munslow Ong.  You can […]

South African Modernism news

The South African Modernism project continues to go from strength to strength with appearing at the Being Human festival and sourcing new University of Salford funding for decolonising the curriculum work. On Saturday 11 November, the team ran their Being Human Festival 2023 event, ‘Make a Zine! (Inspired by DRUM Magazine)’ workshop at the Clifford Whitworth Library on […]

SA Modernism at Burnley College and Trafford College

The South African Modernism team led by Jade Munslow Ong and featuring Hannah Helm, Emma Barnes, Katie Barnes and Sanja Nivesjö have continued their collaborative activities in introducing their research to students in local colleges in Greater Manchester. In recent months the team had the pleasure of collaborating with Burnley College in Lancashire to create […]

New publications and grant success for Hannah Helm!

Hannah Helm, who has just recently defended her doctoral thesis, has published her third peer-reviewed journal article. The article is called ‘”She was no taller than your thumb. So she was called Thumbelina”: Gender, Disability, and Visual Forms in Hans Christian Andersen’s “Thumbelina” (1835)”, appears in the Journal of Gender, Ethnic, and Cross-Cultural Studies, 2.1 (2023), […]

New publication from Hannah Helm

We are delighted to report more publishing success from Hannah Helm, who has recently placed her article “My Dear Mute Foundling with Those Telling Eyes of Yours”: Female Agency, Visual Forms, and the Disabled Gaze in “The Little Mermaid” in the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies. Congratulations Hannah! You can view the abstract […]

Hannah Helm on her visit to the Disney Archives and D23 Expo

Hannah Helm, one of our PhD students, was awarded funding from Santander to undertake research in Anaheim, California in the Walt Disney archives. Hannah’s interdisciplinary, intersectional PhD project investigates feminist, anti-sanist, and anti-ableist representations of femininity, madness, and disability in nineteenth-century children’s literature and Disney live-action film adaptation (2010-2019). Hannah writes: In December 2021, I […]

English Success at the Create Awards!

We are delighted to report that at the recent Create Awards ceremony, two of our postgraduate researchers were recognised for their achievements. Vashti Suwa Gbolagun won the Dean’s Award. Hannah Helm won the Performance, English and Creative Writing Award. Congratulations to Vashti and Hannah, who write about their experience below! VASHTI writes: Winning the Dean’s […]

New publication from Hannah Helm

We are delighted to report the latest publication from PhD student Hannah Helm (formerly Hannah Bury) — a book chapter in the collection Gender and Female Villains in 21st Century Fairy Tale Narratives (Emerald Insight) entitled ‘Maimed Wings and Broken Hearts: Physical Disability, Social Exclusion and Maternal Love in Disney’s Maleficent and Maleficent: Mistress of […]