Katherine Parsons

Katherine Parsons

Department of English Literature
Research Associate

Contact details

Arts Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I am a Research Associate on the Stuart Hall Archive Project (2023-2026).


  • BA English (University of Sussex)
  • MA Modern and Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought (University of Sussex)


Before joining as a Research Associate in 2023, I undertook my doctoral studies at the University of Birmingham. Prior to this, I completed both my BA and MA at the University of Sussex.


My research is grounded in twentieth and twenty-first century literature. I am particularly interested in the organisation of knowledge, cognition, and how we experience the world around us.

My doctoral thesis focused on evolving conceptions of memory, drawing on the insights of contemporary fiction to examine the role of media (including physical environment, language, audio/visual media and digital technologies) in memory acts.

Other research interests include digital cultures, media history, archival theory and practice, philosophies of embodiment, and metaphor.

Other activities

I am currently a reviewer for the Modern section of the Year’s Work in English Studies, surveying publications on ‘British Fiction 1945-2000’.