An aerial view of Singleton Campus and the bay opposite

Dr Alexia Bowler

Senior Lecturer, Applied Linguistics
Office - 219
Second Floor
Keir Hardie Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Alexia currently teaches on the undergraduate programme in English language within Applied Linguistics. Alongside this, she is the academic lead for English within DACE, contributing to the literature and film strands on the part-time undergraduate degree.

Administrative duties include the role of admissions tutor, employability liaison and schools’ liaison for Applied Linguistics. She also runs the departmental blog and Twitter accounts, and supports the Swansea Student Applied Linguistics Journal.

Alexia’s research interests lie in genre film (particularly science fiction film), language, gender and the media, feminism, postfeminism and women in film, as well as adaptation.

Alexia is co-editor of ‘Adapting the Nineteenth Century’ (2010) a special edition of the Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies, and has peer-reviewed for Cambridge University Press, Manchester University Press, and the journals Adaptation and Tinakori: The Critical Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society. She has written several reviews for the FWSA (now FSA) and Thirdspace: A Journal of Feminist Theory & Culture, Science Fiction Film and Television, and New Cinemas. She appeared on BBC Radio 3 Wales’ Science Café discussing the role of the scientist in film.

Her most recent article, published in 2019, is on the language of Jane Campion’s films. She is currently working on a collection ReFocus: The Films of Jane Campion for Edinburgh University Press.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Genre film
  • Women in film
  • Science Fiction literature and film
  • Adaptation
  • Feminism(s)

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

History of the English Language
Language and Gender
Language Planning
Women in film
Science Fiction
Critical Theory

Award Highlights