Katharine Cox

Professor Katharine Cox

  • Professor and Head Of Department For Humanities and Law
  • Weymouth House W410, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Journal Articles

  • Cox, K., 2014. Becoming James Bond: Daniel Craig, rebirth, and refashioning masculinity in Casino Royale (2006). Journal of Gender Studies, 23 (2).
  • Cox, K. and Jordan, S., 2013. Philip Pullman’s Oxford: representations of the city of Oxford in His Dark Materials and Lyra’s Oxford. The Journal of Children's Literature Studies, 9 (2), 19-30.
  • Cox, K., 2008. "I was in a red forest and she was leading me home": Representation of the maze and labyrinth in Jeanette Winterson's The Passion. Critical engagements: a journal of criticism and theory, 2 (1), 111-136.
  • Cox, K., 2006. What has made me? Locating mother in the textual labyrinth of Mark Z. Danielewski's 'House of Leaves'. Critical Survey, 8 (2), 4-18.


  • Watson, K. and Cox, K., 2019. Tattoos in crime and detective narratives Marking and remarking. Manchester University Press.
  • Colebrook, M. and Cox, K., 2013. The Transgressive Iain Banks Essays on a Writer Beyond Borders. McFarland.
  • Barfield, S. and Cox, K., 2011. Critical Perspectives on Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials Essays on the Novels, the Film and the Stage Productions. McFarland Publishing.


  • Cox, K. and Jones, C., 2019. 'Since the schism': Reading the tattoo in Lemony Snicket's 'A series of unfortunate incidents'. In: Watson, K., ed. Tattoos in crime and detective narratives: Marking and remarking.. Manchester University Press.
  • Cox, K., 2019. The tattoo wakes: sentient ink, taxonomies and writing the new weird in China Miéville’s Kraken: an anatomy. In: Watson, K., ed. Tattoos in crime and detective narratives: marking and remarking. Manchester University Press.
  • Cox, K., 2018. Postmodern Literary Labyrinths: Spaces of Horror Reimagined. In: Corstorphine, K. and Kremmel, L., eds. The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature.. Palgrave.
  • Cox, K., 2013. Textual crossings: transgressive devices in Iain (M.) Banks’ fiction. In: Colebrook, M., ed. The transgressive Iain Banks: essays on a writer beyond borders.. MacFarland.
  • Cox, K. and Garside, E., 2013. Teaching Banks: The Wasp Factory and Frankenstein. In: Colebrook, M., ed. The transgressive Iain Banks: essays on a writer beyond borders.. MacFarland.
  • Cox, K., 2011. 'Imagine Dust with a capital letter': interpreting the social and cultural contexts for Philip Pullman's transformation of dust. In: Barfield, S., ed. Critical perspectives on Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials essays on the novels, the film and the stage productions.. MacFarland.
  • Cox, K., 2009. Knotting up the cat's cradle: Exploring time and space in Jeanette Winterson's novels. In: Sonmez, M.J.-M. and Ozyurt Kilic, M., eds. Winterson narrating time and space.. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars.
  • Cox, K., 2009. Poststructuralism and postmodernism. In: Cockin, K. and Morrison, J., eds. The Post-War British Literature Handbook.. Continuum.

Internet Publications


  • Cox, K. and Jordan, S., 2013. Reading Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials: A Special Edition of the Journal of Children’s Literature Studies.. Wizards Tower Press. Published online.

PhD Students

  • Jayne Rowney. Spectatorship and Morbid Curiosity in Domestic Psychological Fiction: Metacognition, self-perception and self-representation in domestic noir. A practice-led project., (In progress)
  • Michael Gaines. ‘God of Mischief: An investigation into the adaptation and appropriation of ‘Loki’ within narrative media.’, (In progress)

Conference Presentations

  • Frankenlaw, Critical Legal Conference 2021, ‘Frankenstein: Creation, Adaptation and Copyright Law’ co-authored Dr Melanie Stockton-Brown, 02 Sep 2021, Dundee


  • Winner of the Second Annual International Crime Fiction Association Book Prize (International Crime Fiction Association, 2020)