Dr Jenny Bavidge

Academic Director for English at Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), University of Cambridge

Academic Director for English, Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge

Dr Jenny Bavidge is University Lecturer and Academic Director for English at ICE at the University of Cambridge. She is also a member of the English Faculty. She teaches within a wide range of areas, including 19th and 20th-century American and British literature, close reading and critical theory, and has also taught on film.

She is currently teaching a course on 'Cli-Fi', looking at how contemporary fiction is dealing with the threat of climate change. The course will focus on works by contemporary authors including Margaret Atwood and Ian McEwan and ask whether 'cli-fi' imagines solutions as well as ends.

Dr Bavidge took her BA in English Literature and Language at Worcester College, Oxford and then an MA at Royal Holloway, University of London. She stayed at Royal Holloway to write a PhD on representations of urban space in the contemporary novel which she completed in 2001. She then took up a Lectureship in English at the University of Greenwich, where she stayed, becoming Senior Lecturer, until she joined the Institute in 2011. She is Vice-President of the Literary London Society and a member of the English Faculty’s Contemporaries group.