Member Directory

Member Directory

Beatrice Ashton-Lelliot

University of Portsmouth

Research Interest(s): Victorian Stage Magic

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Louise Benson James

University of Bristol

Research Interest(s):  Hysteria and the Gothic in Women’s Fiction 1850-1930

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Richard Bonfiglio

Sogang University

Research Interest(s):  Victorian Studies, Transnational literature, Gender and Sexuality

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Suchitra Choudhury

Independent Scholar

Research Interest(s):  English and Scottish literature, post-colonialism, India, material culture, textiles, fashion, Cashmere and Paisley shawls

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Mariaconcetta Constantini

G. d’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara

Research Interest(s):  Victorian popular fiction, Victorian sensation fiction

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Jessica Cox

Brunel University

Research Interest(s): Sensation fiction; Wilkie Collins; Mary Elizabeth Braddon; Neo-Victorianism; Gender; Popular Press

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Stephen Edwards

Southampton University

Research Interest(s): Postgraduate researcher on the romances of Marie Corelli and Mary Ward

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Rachel Egloff

Oxford Brookes University

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Felipe Espinoza Garrido

University of Muenster

Research Interest(s):  Empire and gender in women’s sensation fiction; Film and media studies, transmediality and adaptations; Neo-Victorian film

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Helena Esser

Birkbeck

Research Interest(s):  Steampunk cityscapes

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Angharad Eyre

Queen Mary University of London

Research Interest(s):  Women writers and religion

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Valerie Fehlbaum

University of Geneva, Switzerland

Research Interest(s):  Victorian fiction, periodicals, drama, short stories, culture in general, especially fin de siècle and the New Woman; basically all things 19th century and Shakespeare!

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Emily Fergus

Birkbeck, London

Research Interest(s):  fin de siècle weird fiction, especially Arthur Machen, and late nineteenth century anthropology

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Courtney Floyd

University of Oregon

Research Interest(s):  Victorian Novel, Disability Studies, Periodical Studies and Print Culture, Digital Humanities, Sound Studies

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Anna Gasperini

Independent Scholar

Research Interest(s): Victorian cheap serialised fiction; Penny Bloods and Penny Dreadfuls; Victorian Gothic; Victorian literature and medicine

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Pamela Gilbert

University of Florida

Research Interest(s):  Victorian literature, cultural studies and the history of medicine; the history of the body in nineteenth-century Britain

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Silvia Granata

Università di Pavia

Research Interest(s):  Late Victorian detective fiction

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James Green

University of Exeter

Research Interest(s):  Victorian sensation novel; science and literature

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Janine Hatter

University of Hull

Research Interest(s): Nineteenth-century literature, with particular emphasis on the sensation writer Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Particularly Braddon’s short fiction and other neglected genres. Other research interests include the Gothic, Victorian to modern children’s literature and theatrical fiction.

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Tai-Chun Ho

National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

Research Interest(s):  Nineteenth-Century War Poetry, Victorian Literature and Culture

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Camilla Hoel

Royal Norwegian Air Force Academy

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Katie Holdway

University of Southampton

Research Interest(s):  Charles Dickens, George Gissing, Adaptation and appropriation, Piracy and plagiarism, The periodical press, Journalistic responses to literature, Serialisation, Politics, Class

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Asha Hornsby

UCL

Research Interest(s): Victorian Literature, science, and culture. Nineteenth-century vivisection debates.

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Helena Ifill

University of Sheffield

Research Interest(s):  Sensation Fiction; Victorian Science (particularly medical sciences, determinism, heredity and degeneration) and pseudoscience (particularly mesmerism and mental powers); Gothic Literature

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Julia Kuehn

University of Hong Kong

Research Interest(s): popular women writers, gender, colonial fiction, travel writing, Anglo-German relations, Dickens

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Manon Labrande

University of Vienna

Research Interest(s):  Victorian literature and popular culture, Victorian entertainment, Penny Dreadful and Penny Blood

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Jannette Leaf

Birkbeck

Research Interest(s): Richard Marsh, Insects, Fin De Siècle, Egypt, Gothic

Chris Louttit

Radboud University Nijmegen 

Research Interest(s):   Sensationalism, sensation authorship and authorial networks; the reception of sensation fiction; and the writings of Mary Elizabeth Braddon and other members of the Braddon School. The interconnections between the sensation genre and literary Bohemianism of the 1850s and 1860s. Charles Dickens. The afterlife of Victorian popular fiction in contemporary culture, especially film and television.

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Erin Louttit

Independent Scholar

Research Interest(s): Victorian culture, poetry, the supernatural and occult, gender

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Vicky Margree

University of Brighton

Research Interest(s): Richard Marsh, Edith Nesbit, Charlotte Riddell, gothic, supernaturalism, short fiction, crime fiction

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Bethany Mills

University of Exeter

Research Interest(s):  Victorian culture, esp. mid-late nineteenth century; interdisciplinary studies, esp. Victorian literature and evolutionary science; crime and detective fiction; Victorian periodical studies, esp. misrepresentation and the construction of knowledge; Grant Allen; Herbert Spencer; digital humanities

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Marta Miquel Baldellou

Research group DEDAL-LIT, University of Lleida

Research Interest(s): comparative literature, gothic fiction, crime novels, aging studies, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Edgar Allan Poe

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Flaminia Nicora

Bergamo State University

Research Interest(s):   Victorian Novel, Postcolonial Literature in English

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Carolyn Oulton

Canterbury Christ Church University

Research Interest(s): New Woman, non-canonical and fin de siècle writers such as Mary Cholmondeley and Jerome K. Jerome, as well as Dickens. Seaside holiday reading from the 1840s to the 1930s. 

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Catherine Pope

Victorian Secrets Publisher

Interests: Victorian literature and culture; women’s writing; rediscovering and publishing academic critical editions of Victorian texts.

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Jonathan Potter

Coventry University

Research Interest(s):  nineteenth-century visual technologies and their cultural impact within British print culture; periodicals; the short fiction of the periodical press; and in the cultural history of technology and science

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Anne Reuss

Sheffield Hallam University; Leeds Trinity University

Research Interest(s): Virginia Woolf; Victorian-Modernist transitions (literary and culturally); life-writing and literary afterlives; female authorship and women’s writing in the long nineteenth century; Victorian popular fiction (sensation and domestic literature); Margaret Oliphant; Mary Elizabeth Braddon

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Aren Roukema

Birkbeck College, University of London

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Kara Tennant

University of South Wales

Research Interest(s): Victorian dress, literature and material culture, Consumer culture, The Victorian milliner (dressmaker), Periodicals and the women’s magazine, The fashion-plate, Travel narratives, Adaptation and neo-Victorian studies

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Dorothy Vinegrad

University of Hull

Research Interest(s):  the novels of Charles Dickens

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Susan Walton

University of Hull

Research Interest(s): Charlotte Yonge: her work as a novelist, historian and editor. Also Georgiana Fullerton, Anne Marsh Caldwell, Dinah Mulock Craik and Mrs Trollope

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Treena Warren

University of Sussex

Research Interest(s):  19th Century Photography, Literature, Painting, Popular Science, Gothic and Horror

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Catherine Waters

University of Kent

Research Interest(s): Victorian periodicals, Dickens

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Sara Zadrozny

University of Portsmouth

Research Interest(s): female ageing and the gothic in Victorian literature and medical narratives

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