Dr Carole Jones

Senior Lecturer


Carole studied English at BA and MA levels at Goldsmiths College, University of London and completed her PhD at Trinity College Dublin. She has taught at various institutions in Britain and Ireland including Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Goldsmiths College, and on the Humanities Programme at Imperial College London. She has also worked for the national distance learning organisations in both Britain and Ireland, the Open University and Oscail.

Undergraduate teaching

Carole teaches primarily in the area of twentieth-century literature, with an emphasis on contemporary Scottish fiction, and issues and representations of gender and sexuality. Undergraduate Honours option courses:

  • Writing Contemporary Femininities: Experiments in Waywardness
  • Queering Fictions in the Twentieth Century

Course Organiser Literary Studies 1A

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Research summary

Carole's principle research area is the subject of gender in contemporary Scottish fiction, and her work has engaged in particular with the representation of masculinity. Disappearing Men explores the relationship of both men and women with masculinity in recent Scottish writing and the implications for conceptualising subjectivity and sexual and national identity. Her interests cover critical issues in contemporary British and Irish fiction more generally, and LGBT and queer writing. She is currently working on Scottish women's writing and experimental representations of femininities.

Project activity

Carole is co-organiser of an ongoing series of symposia on Scottish women's writing:

Scottish Women's Fiction Symposium [University of Edinburgh, September 2015]

Scottish Women's Poetry Symposium [Scottish Poetry Library, November, 2016]


For the last few years Carole has been involved in organising events for LGBT History Month in collaboration with LGBT Youth Scotland, and she has also led workshops on queer fiction at the LGBT Centre in Edinburgh.