By Tia Byer | March 25, 2019
A presentation by Tia Byer, “Feminism Gone Mad? Keira Knightley, mothering and the case against the Disney princess”.
Tia won the award for ‘Most Controversial’ at LLC Blethers, an evening of academic storytelling with the University of Edinburgh, February 2019.
Audio recorded for Inciting Sparks by Anna Thurn.
Tia is currently an MSc student in United States Literature and Cultural Values at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to this, she received her undergraduate degree in English Literature from York St John University with a dissertation entitled, ‘”Literature for our Democracy”: The American Renaissance and American Mythology”. Her postgraduate dissertation interrogates the national subjectivity and American cultural inferiority complex in Henry James’ The Europeans and ‘Daisy Miller’, and Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence. In her spare time she writes for the University of Edinburgh’s The Student newspaper, and for ‘Feminism Through Cinema and Literature’; her own blog discussing the female condition in literature and film (https://tiabyerftcal.wordpress.com/).