Kate obtained her AHRC-funded PhD from Queen Mary, University of London in 2010. She has previously held permanent lectureships at Anglia Ruskin and Liverpool John Moores Universities, and has also taught at the University of Surrey and Queen Mary University of London. Kate's research focuses on the intersections between queer studies, materialist feminism and world-literature, with a specialism in Caribbean fiction. She is currently developing her next monograph,Queering World Literature and is a founder member of the international World Literature Network, as well as a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Newest selected publications
Houlden, K. (2020) 'Redefining the Boundaries: Black and Asian Queer Desire', in Nasta, S. and Stein, M. (eds.) The Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing.. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. pp. 569 - 584. ISBN 10: 1107195446. ISBN 13: 978-1107195448.
Houlden, K. (2019) 'Narrative and Normative Disjuncture: A Queer World-Literary Reading of May-Lan Tan’s ‘Date Night’'. Wasafiri, 34 (2). pp. 3 - 9. ISSN: 0269-0055 Open Access Link
Houlden, K. and Gunne, S. (2019) 'The gendering of Irish and caribbean food/land crises in children's novels by Marita Conlon-McKenna and James Berry'. Irish University Review, 49 (1). pp. 36 - 53. ISSN: 0021-1427 Open Access Link
Houlden, K. (2019) 'Redefining the boundaries: Black and Asian queer desire', inThe Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing. Cambridge University Press. pp. 569 - 583. ISBN 13: 9781107195448.
Atia, N. and Houlden, K. (2018) 'Popular Postcolonialisms Discourses of Empire and Popular Culture'. New York: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures. ISSN 10: 1138125059 ISSN 13: 9781138125056