Jennifer Lawn

Associate Professor Jennifer (Jenny) Lawn is senior lecturer in the School Humanities, Media and Creative Communication at Massey University's Auckland campus. Her teaching and research interests encompass the postcolonial Gothic, materialist literary studies, the literatures of Aotearoa New Zealand, settler studies, and representations of trauma in literature and film. Jenny co-edited (with Misha Kavka and Mary Paul) Gothic NZ: The Darker Side of Kiwi Culture (University of Otago Press, 2006) and auithored Neoliberalism and Cultural Transition in New Zealand Literature, 1984-2008: Market Fictions (Lexington Press, 2016). He articles include studies on postcolonial apologies, the public administration of creativity, the impact of neoliberalism in Maori fiction, storytelling in Lloyd Jones' novel Mister Pip, and Janet Frame's fictional appropriations of Freud.

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