Katie Lowe

Katie Lowe

Department of English Literature
Doctoral researcher

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Phd title: #MeToo: Female Rage in Literary Modernism and Contemporary Women's Writing
SupervisorDr Nathan Waddell
PhD English Literature


MPhil Literature & Modernity (University of Birmingham, 2010) and BA(Hons) English (University of Birmingham, 2009)


Upon graduating from Birmingham in 2010, I spent almost ten years working in recruitment and events, while pursuing my passion for writing. In 2019, my first novel, The Furies, was published in five languages across nine countries, with three further translations forthcoming in 2020 – with my second novel due to be published in 2021. I returned to Birmingham in 2019 to pursue my PhD, thanks to my continued interest in both modernist literature, and contemporary writing culture.


My research focuses on female rage in literary modernism and contemporary women’s writing - seeking to both revisit modernist writers to reassess the ways in which they explore and present female anger in their works, and to contextualise contemporary female writers among their forebears of almost a century ago.

Other activities

Selected events:

  • Djuna Barnes & The Deferral of Intimacy - Writings of Intimacy Conference, University of Loughborough, 2010
  • She Tells Her Daughter: The Genealogy of Woman in Djuna Barnes’ Early Plays - The Djuna Barnes Seminar, University of Birkbeck, 2010
  • Seeing Red – Katie Lowe & Sarah Henstra in Conversation with Sam Baker – Cheltenham Literature Festival, 2019
  • Writing Female Rage, Before & After #MeToo – UoB Book to the Future Festival, 2019
  • xoxo, Gothic Girl: Teenage Power and Anxiety in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, 13 Reasons Why, and Stranger Things – Gothflix Conference, 2020


My first novel, The Furies, has been published in the following territories:
  • Lowe, K. (2019) Furie. A.W. Bruna, Amsterdam.
  • Lowe, K. (2019) Jumalten verta suonissamme. A.W. Bruna, Amsterdam.
  • Lowe, K. (2019) Las furias. Ediciones Siruela, Madrid.
  • Lowe, K. (2019) The Furies. HarperCollins, London.
  • Lowe, K. (2019) The Furies. St. Martin’s Press, New York.
  • Lowe, K. (2019) Vredens gudinnor. Modernista, Stockholm. 

Further translations of The Furies are forthcoming in Italy, Russia, and Brazil.

A selection of my other publications include:

  • Top 10 Books About Angry Women, The Guardian, 22 May 2019
  • Nos sostenemos mutuamente, El País, 22 September 2019
  • Recent Developments in Djuna Barnes Studies, Modernist Cultures, Vol. 5, No. 1., 2011 - Edinburgh University Press