Martin Shaw | miun.se

Martin Shaw

Universitetslektor|Senior Lecturer

  • Professional title: Senior Lecturer
  • Academic title: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Department: Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSV)
  • Telephone: +46 (0)10-1428038
  • Email: martin.shaw@miun.se
  • Room number: MF418
  • Location: Sundsvall
  • Employee in the subject: English

Background

I am from the city of Sheffield in England and moved to Sweden in 1994. My time is divided between the tasks involved in my role as the English section’s Director of Studies, teaching as a senior lecturer of literature and research. I defended my PhD on Traveller and Romani life story at Umeå University in April 2006.

Area of interest

Life story
Irish Traveller, Scottish Traveller and Romani/Gypsy/Traveller life story
The politics of (mis)recognition, the violence of categorisation, flexibility and the taken for granted
Paratextual Analysis

Research

Life story
Romani and Traveller Life Story (UK)
Postcolonial studies
Ecocriticism
Postcolonial ecocriticism


Teaching and tutoring

Campus campus-distance and distance teaching
Literature from English-speaking countries at first and second cycle levels (basic and advanced level)
Teacher education at early, intermediate and upper secondary learner levels
Independent Project supervision (first, second cycles and teacher education)

Research projects

Current

Digital Database of National Tests

Publications

Articles in journals

Shaw, M. (2021). The End of Imperialisms in Paul Torday’s Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, vol. 28: 2, pp. 761-781.  

Shaw, M. (2019). Za tajemstvím doprovodných textů : Politická agenda v kolaborativním životním příběhu Gordona Silvestera Boswella The Book of Boswell: Autobiography of a Gypsy. ROMANO DŽANIBEN, vol. 26: 1, pp. 67-91.

Shaw, M. (2018). Intersecting stories and gender support systems in Violet Cannon’s Gypsy princess: The true story of a Romany childhood. Romani Studies, vol. 28: 2, pp. 219-238.  

Shaw, M. (2016). Authentic violence : The changing sameness of ‘real’ Romani discourse in Dominic Reeve’s life story. Romani Studies, vol. 26: 2, pp. 129-149.  

Shaw, M. (2012). Hybridity and Violence in Nan Joyce's Traveller and My Life on the Road. NIS, vol. 11: 1, pp. 63-78.

Shaw, M. (2011). "Warning Signs: Violence and Flexibility in the Story of Irish Traveller Nan Joyce's Arrest". NIS, vol. 10, pp. 79-96.

Shaw, M. (2006). "Hopsvetsade röster". Invandrare och Minoriteter, vol. 3, pp. 21-24.

Chapters in books

Shaw, M. (2011). "Warning Signs and Reflexivity in Nan Joyce's Anti-Traveller Protest Story". In Beyond Ireland: Encounters Across Cultures. Bern : Peter Lang Publishing Group (Reimagining Ireland). pp. 139-157.

Conference papers

Allan, R. , Shaw, I. & Shaw, M. (2022). Swedish National Tests in English : A corpus resource for teachers. Paper presented at the 15th Teaching and Language Corpora (TaLC) Conference, University of Limerick, Ireland, July 13–16, 2022.    

Shaw, M. (2022). The Time of the Gypsies : Covering Life Stories. In National Assocition for English Studies, 2022. Stockholm, 11-13 May.

Shaw, M. (2021). Fighting for Peace inUriah Burton’s Life Story UriahBurton ”Big Just” His Life, His Aims,His Ideals (1979). In 2021 Gypsy Lore SocietyAnnual Meeting and Conferenceon Romani Studies : Book of Abstracts.. pp. 119-  

Shaw, M. (2020). Forgotten and Ignored, but not Defeated : Political Acts and Informal Justice in Romani UriahBurton’s Big Just”: His Life, His Aims, His Ideals (1979).. Paper presented at the Political Literatures, Sundsvall, Sweden, June 16, 2020.

Shaw, M. (2019). Maggie Smith-Bendall's Romany Gypsy Life Story : Judging Books by their Covers. In Book of abstracts. Madrid :

Shaw, M. (2019). Towards Nature: Gordon Boswell’s The Book of Boswell: The Autobiography of a Gypsy (1970) and Beyond. In Book of Abstracts.

Doctoral theses, monographs

Shaw, M. (2006). Narrating Gypsies, Telling Travellers : A Sudy of the Relational Self in Four Life Stories. Dis. Umeå : Moderna språk, 2006  

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