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‘Make them roll in their graves’: South African Writing, Decolonisation, and the English Literature A-Level (2024)
Journal Article
Helm, H., Barnes, E., Barnes, K., & Munslow Ong, J. (2024). ‘Make them roll in their graves’: South African Writing, Decolonisation, and the English Literature A-Level. English in Education, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/04250494.2024.2312189

This article analyses the activities and early outcomes of an ongoing co-designed and co-delivered research impact project entitled ‘Decolonising the English Literature A-Level’. It draws on examples from three case studies, classroom experiences, an... Read More about ‘Make them roll in their graves’: South African Writing, Decolonisation, and the English Literature A-Level.

Femininity, Madness, and Disability in Nineteenth-Century Children’s Literature and Film Adaptation: A Study in Textual and Visual Forms (2023)
Thesis
Helm, H. (2023). Femininity, Madness, and Disability in Nineteenth-Century Children’s Literature and Film Adaptation: A Study in Textual and Visual Forms. (Thesis). University of Salford

This thesis argues that key works of nineteenth-century children’s literature, fairy tales, and twenty-first-century live-action Disney film mobilise progressive and subversive representations of mad and/or disabled women in order to express agency a... Read More about Femininity, Madness, and Disability in Nineteenth-Century Children’s Literature and Film Adaptation: A Study in Textual and Visual Forms.

‘Gender, Disability, and Visual Forms in Hans Christian Andersen’s “Thumbelina” (1835)’ (2023)
Journal Article
Helm, H. (2023). ‘Gender, Disability, and Visual Forms in Hans Christian Andersen’s “Thumbelina” (1835)’. #Journal not on list, 2(1), 1-21

This article explores representations of femininity and disability in Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “Thumbelina” (1835) and select examples of his paper art. In this article, I argue that, on one level, the fairy tale and Andersen’s own paper... Read More about ‘Gender, Disability, and Visual Forms in Hans Christian Andersen’s “Thumbelina” (1835)’.

“My Dear Mute Foundling with Those Telling Eyes of Yours”: female agency, visual forms, and the disabled gaze in “The Little Mermaid” (2023)
Journal Article
Helm, H. (2023). “My Dear Mute Foundling with Those Telling Eyes of Yours”: female agency, visual forms, and the disabled gaze in “The Little Mermaid”. Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, 17(1), 23-40

The article explores the disabled female gaze through the titular character in Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” (1837), arguing that sight is a strategy of empowerment that challenges the able-bodied male gaze. Andersen’s fai... Read More about “My Dear Mute Foundling with Those Telling Eyes of Yours”: female agency, visual forms, and the disabled gaze in “The Little Mermaid”.

Maimed wings and broken hearts : physical disability, social exclusion, and maternal love in Disney’s Maleficent and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2022)
Book Chapter
Helm, H. (2022). Maimed wings and broken hearts : physical disability, social exclusion, and maternal love in Disney’s Maleficent and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. In N. Le Clue, & J. Vermaak-Griessel (Eds.), Gender and female villains in 21st century fairy tale narratives : from evil queens to wicked witches (177-190). Bingley: Emerald. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80117-564-720221020

This chapter argues that Maleficent’s physical difference and social exclusion can be analysed as disabling rather than villainous trajectories in Maleficent (2014) and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019). I explore how Maleficent is (re)represented... Read More about Maimed wings and broken hearts : physical disability, social exclusion, and maternal love in Disney’s Maleficent and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

SPARC 2021 - Against all odds : Salford postgraduate annual research conference book of abstracts (2021)
Book
Thomas, A., Ibrahim, A., Abraham, A., Halilu, A., Adeosun, A., Court, A., …Whitehead, H. (2021). H. Bury, S. Gowda, T. Ireland, L. Mitchell, E. Oginni, T. Poppelreuter, …D. Whitnall (Eds.), SPARC 2021 - Against all odds : Salford postgraduate annual research conference book of abstracts. Salford, United Kingdom: University of Salford

Welcome to the Book of Abstracts for the 2021 SPARC conference. Our conference is called “Against All Odds” as we celebrate the achievements of our PGRs and their supervisors, who have continued to excel despite the most challenging circumstances. Fo... Read More about SPARC 2021 - Against all odds : Salford postgraduate annual research conference book of abstracts.

Stretched nerves and suffering minds : the isolating effects of female madness in Villette (2021)
Journal Article
Bury, H. (in press). Stretched nerves and suffering minds : the isolating effects of female madness in Villette. Brontë Studies, 46(2), 159-171. https://doi.org/10.1080/14748932.2021.1875631

This article analyses the symbiotic relationship between Lucy Snowe’s madness and isolation in Charlotte Brontë’s Villette (1853). I argue that madness enhances isolation, and isolation enhances madness, through an exploration of Lucy’s solitude. In... Read More about Stretched nerves and suffering minds : the isolating effects of female madness in Villette.