Sarah Parker Remond Centre


Dr Jess Hannah

Former Researcher

Sarah Parker Remond Centre, Institute of Advanced Studies

Jess Hannah’s primary research area is the novel in post-war Britain, and in particular a shift of attention away from the authoritative authorial position of the writer towards ambivalent or minor voices in novels of the period. She is interested in how a consideration of literary ontology, authoritarianism, and ethics in novels by writers such as Samuel Selvon and Brigid Brophy illuminates the history of the novel in Britain in relation to its cultural, political, and colonial histories more broadly. She received a PhD from the Department of English Language and Literature at UCL in 2022, and in the same year undertook an archival research fellowship at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. At the Sarah Parker Remond Centre, she is conducting research into current academic work at UCL related to racism and racialisation as part of the development of a collaborative, multidisciplinary research activity.