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Chloe Green

Chloe Green, PhD Candidate, UMelb

Chloe Green is currently completing her PhD in the School of Culture and Communications at The University of Melbourne, supported by an ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions PhD Top-up Scholarship. Her current work is titled ‘Catching Feelings: Mental Illness and Affective Contagion in Women’s Autobiographical Writings’,and examines the interplay between life writing, mental illness and anxieties around contagion and contamination in contemporary writers including Sylvia Plath, Siri Hustvedt and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. She completed her Masters (first class honours, English) at The University of Auckland in 2013, which analysed the symptomology of hysteria and bodily mobility in the works of Jean Rhys and Virginia Woolf. Her Bachelor of Arts (first class honours, English) and Bachelor of Science were completed at The University of Auckland in 2012 and 2010 respectively.

Her main research interests are in affect theory, the medical humanities, and contemporary theories of feminism and embodiment. From 27 March to 30 June 2018, she undertook a three-month residency at the SenseLab at Concordia University, Montreal.

Contact

chloeg1@student.unimelb.edu.au

Research

Catching Feelings: Mental Illness and Affective Contagion in Women’s Autobiographical Writings

Presentations

Green, Chloe R. Conference Panel Paper: ‘“I Do It So It Feels Real”: Mental Illness, Affect and Contagion in Sylvia Plath’s Autobiographical Works’, 2017 Postgraduate Conference for the Medical Humanities, The University of Exeter, UK, 29–30 June 2017.