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I am a Lecturer in English Language and Literature based in the School of Languages and Social Sciences (LSS). 


  • BA (Hons) English Studies (University of Nottingham)
  • MA Literary Linguistics (University of Nottingham)
  • PhD Cognitive Stylistics (University of Nottingham)
  • PGCHE (Coventry University)

Research Interests

I research in the field of stylistics, and have further interests in cognitive poetics, the application of cognitive grammar for literary analysis, reader response research and contemporary fiction. 

My monograph Cognitive Grammar in Contemporary Fiction was published in 2017 with John Benjamins and is the first extended application of cognitive grammar for the analysis of contemporary literature. This book presents analyses of a range of contemporary works of fiction, including texts written by Ian McEwan, Jennifer Egan, Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Safran Foer and Paul Auster. I have also recently co-written a textbook on Cognitive Grammar for stylistic application with Dr Marcello Giovanelli (Aston University), which was published in September 2018 (please see publication information). Alongside other research activities, I am currently involved in a reader response project with Dr Louise Nuttall (University of Huddersfield) in which we explore the cognitive and experiential processes involved in re-reading texts.  


Programme Director for English Literature

Placements Coordinator 

PhD Supervision

I would be interested in supervising doctoral research projects in:

  • Cognitive stylistics;
  • Linguistic approaches to contemporary literature;
  • Applications of Cognitive Grammar for literary linguistic analysis;
  • Reader response studies

Please get in touch via email if you are interested in working with me on any of the above.

Membership of Professional Bodies

I am Treasurer for the International Association of Literary Semantics, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). I am a member of the Poetics and Linguistics Association, the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature, and the International Association of Literary Semantics

Teaching Activity

Literature, Culture & Society


Written Text Analysis

Cognitive Poetics

Introduction to Discourse Analysis

Creative Writing 

Contact Details

Email: c.harrison10@aston.ac.uk

Office: NW922F

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Research Output 2014 2020

From theoretical to pedagogical grammar: The challenges of writing a textbook on cognitive grammar

Giovanelli, M. & Harrison, C., 2020, (Accepted/In press) New Directions in Cognitive Grammar and Style. Giovanelli, M., Harrison, C. & Nuttall, L. (eds.). Bloomsbury, (Advances in Stylistics).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Pedagogical Grammar
Cognitive Grammar
Ronald W. Langacker

New Directions in Cognitive Grammar and Style

Giovanelli, M., Harrison, C. (ed.) & Nuttall, L. (ed.), 2020, (Accepted/In press) Bloomsbury. (Advances in Stylistics)

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Re-reading as re-telling: Re-evaluations of perspective in narrative fiction

Harrison, C. & Nuttall, L., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Narrative Retellings: Stylistic Approaches. Lambrou, M. (ed.). Bloomsbury

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Wolfing down the Twilight series: Metaphors for reading in online reviews

Harrison, C. & Nuttall, L., 20 Feb 2020, Contemporary Media Stylistics. Ringrow, H. & Pihlaja, S. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

popular fiction
social media

'A half-remembered quality': Experiencing disorientation and claustrophobia in The Goldfinch

Harrison, C., 30 Jun 2019, Cognitive Linguistic Approaches to Text and Discourse: From Politics to Poetics. Hart, C. (ed.). Edinburgh University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)