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Doctor Stephanie Jones

Doctor Stephanie Jones

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Literature and Law
  • Postcolonial and decolonial studies
  • Marine and maritime literatures

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.

Connect with Stephanie

Email: s.j.jones@soton.ac.uk

Address: B65, Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, SO17 1BF (View in Google Maps)

Research

Research interests

  • Literature and Law
  • Postcolonial and decolonial studies
  • Marine and maritime literatures
  • Environmental Humanities

Current research

I am currently involved in three areas of research. The first focuses on the representation of piracy in legal and fictional texts. This work addresses the impact of imaginative and regulatory representations of ‘the pirate’ on definitions of the ocean as a legal geography, and as a site of both freedom and unfreedom. This project connects to a second current of research on the critical power of fiction and poetry to raise questions about ‘human rights’ as a pre-eminent language for expressing liberty. A newer, third project involves a turn to more material matters.  This work addresses the role that the arts—and particularly creative writing—can play in mitigating coastal waste, increasing ocean literacy, and in attending to the more-than-human in local seascapes.

Research projects

Completed projects

Researchers:
Doctor Stephanie Jones
Sponsor: Arts & Humanities Research Council
Researchers:
Doctor Stephanie Jones
Sponsor: British Academy
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