PhD students

Current students

Name Research project title
Sophie Almond The Medical Women's Federation, 1879-1948 
Michelle Dean The Life and Works of the Jordain Sisters
Jacqueline Favaloro Folklore and Identity in the work of Charlotte Bronte
Hayley Flynn The Dream Debate and the Periodical in the 1860s
Florence Heath Self and Sisterhood: Female Identity and Relationships in the Lives and Writing of the Potter Sisters
Azza Hussen What it Means to Dream: Dickens’s Use of Dreams in the Context of Early to Mid-Nineteenth Century Dream
Theories
Miyuki Kamezawa Thomas Hardy and Masculinity
Chelsey Pinney 'A Theatre of Calamity': Tracing the Carnivalization of Sentiment in Nineteenth-Century Sensation Literature
Aditi Premnath Degenerate Minds: Stoker's Experimental Fiction
Emma Probett Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell
Kris Siefken Negotiating the Labyrinth: The Interplay of City and Psychology in Dickens's Fiction
Natasha Stoyce 'Theatres of War': The Experiences of the Serbian Unit of the Scottish Women's Hospitals during the Great War
Tadakazu Suzuki British Biography and the Science of Selfhood, 1895-1939
Lisu Wang Elizabeth Gaskell and Victorian Society
Wen-Wei Wu Empire, Pathology and the Oriental Imagery: On Victorian Narratives of Addiction

Past students

Name Research title
Mona Albassam The Politics of the Female Plain Body
Ruth Ashton Disabled Domesticity: representations of disability in nineteenth-century literature 
Derek Ball Mathematics in George Eliot's Novels
Kathleen L. Bell The Diaspora of Dickens: Charles Dickens and the Writers of the American South
Rachel Bates (nee Anchor) Curating the Crimea: The Cultural Afterlife of a Conflict 
Danielle Benyon-Payne The Suicide Question in Late-Victorian Gothic Fiction: Representations of suicide in their historical, cultural and social contexts
Jenny Bloodworth Clotilde Graves: Journalist and Playwright
Susan Boettcher An Edition of the Journals of Adlard Welby, 1843-56
Lisa Coar 'Abandon fat all ye who enter here': (Dis)ordering the Male Body, 1800-1910
Anjna Chouhan Shakespearean Drama in the Victorian period
Richard Fallon Reshaping Dinosaurs: The Popularisation of Palaeontology in Anglo-American Culture, 1877–1921
Katie Heathman The Debased Street Music of the Vulgar: Folk Song, the Novel and the City in late 19th and early 20th century Britain
Tomoko Kanda The Early Journalism of Eliza Meteyard 
Catherine Malcolmson Constructing Charles Dickens, 1900-1940
Clare Mendes Representations of the New Woman in the 1890s Woman’s Press
Jennifer Miller Dickensian Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century Theatrical Adaptations of the Novels
Pamela Ormrod 'An Entirely Different Order of Writer': A Reevaluation of the Novels of Dinah Mulock Craik 
Nazia Parveen Aestheticism in Pre-Raphaelitism and Science
Jonathan Potter Visuality and Representation in British Fiction 1840-1870
Margriet Schippers Elizabeth Gaskell, Citizen of the World: Civic Lessons. Now published.
Rebecca Shuttleworth (MPhil) Susanna Watts and Elizabeth Heyrick: Women's Writing in the Midlands 1750-1850
Mai Tsumura (MPhil) Love and Justice: John Ruskin's Theory and Practice of Charity
Matthew Wale 'The Sympathy of a Crowd': Periodicals and the Practices of Natural History in Nineteenth-Century Britain