Ms Bryonny Alyssia Muir

B.A. (English/History), B.A. Hons. (First Class), M.A. (First Class)

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Teaching | Current

English 121: Reading, Writing, Text (2019)

English 91F/92F: Foundation English (Marking, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

English 221/355:  New Zealand Literature (Marking, 2018)

English 102/G: Great Books, Seduction and Betrayal (2015, 2016, 2017)

English 354: Writing Selves (2015)



Postgraduate supervision

Dr. Eluned Summers-Bremner


2016: University of Auckland Doctoral Research Fund Grant

2015: University of Auckland Faculty of Arts Doctoral Bursary

2014: University of Auckland Faculty of Arts Doctoral Bursary

2008: Arthur Sewell Prize in English

2008: University of Auckland Masters/Honours/PGDip Scholarship

2007: Tony Cotton Memorial Prize in History

Areas of expertise

Research interests: Detective fiction, interwar fiction, historiography, formalist approaches to fiction, gender and queer theory, trauma theory, Great Britain between 1914 and 1945, Ngaio Marsh studies, postmodernist theory, post-structuralism, A. S. Byatt studies, children's fiction between 1880 and 1920, neo-Victorianism and neo-Edwardianism, Great Britain between 1880-1914, creative coteries.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Muir, B. A. (2012). Prelapsarian children’s fantasy in the postmodernist magic mirror: A.S. Byatt and the children’s book The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland. Related URL.

Contact details

Primary office location

ARTS 1 - Bldg 206
Level 5, Room 544
New Zealand