The Writers of Wales Database
Lucie is Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Salford, where she is also Director of the Research Centre for English Literature and English Language. Her main research interests are contemporary women's fiction, the Gothic, the fantastic in literature and illustration (especially in relation to the work of Beatrix Potter and Edward Lear) and gender theory. She takes an inclusive approach to the fantastic, incorporating issues of ghosts and haunting, space and spatial theory and dream theory and psychoanalysis. Lucie was born in Nottingham and lives in Conwy.
With respect to Twentieth-Century Gothic (University of Wales Press, 2011)
"…The great strength of this excellent book is that it is not a straightforward tour…Armitt takes the reader on a devious, elliptical, fascinating journey through a range of strange texts..."
David Punter, Professor of English, University of Bristol
Theorising the Fantastic (Interrogating Texts) (Hodder Arnold, 1990)
Contemporary Women's Fiction and the Fantastic (Palgrave Macmillian, 2000)
George Eliot - Adam Bede/The Mill on the Floss/Middlemarch: A Reader's Guide to Essential Criticism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2000)
Fantasy Fiction: An Introduction (Continuum International Publishing Group, 2005)
Twentieth-Century Gothic (University of Wales Press, 2011)
Where No Man Has Gone Before: Women and Science Fiction (editor) (Routledge, 1990)