Anna Watz holds a PhD from Uppsala University and an MA from the University of East Anglia. Her current research (funded by the Swedish Research Council, 2019-2022) examines the intersection between surrealist women’s writing and the emergence of French poststructuralist/psychoanalytic feminist theory.
Watz is the author of Angela Carter and Surrealism: ‘A Feminist Libertarian Aesthetic’ (Routledge, 2016) and the editor of the forthcoming volumes Surrealist Women’s Writing: A Critical Exploration (Manchester University Press, 2020) and A History of the Surrealist Novel (Cambridge University Press, 2022). She is on the editorial board of the journal Assuming Gender (Cardiff University Press) and an advisory board member of the Angela Carter Society (UWE, Bristol). In 2018 she took up at three-year term as author of the section ‘Feminisms’ for the annual journal The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory (Oxford University Press).