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Edinburgh Napier University
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Victorian literature, Romantic literature, Edwardian literature, gender theory, print and periodical culture, girlhood, girls' culture, life-writing, archives, museums, childhood.
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About Me

My PhD is on late-Victorian girls’ writing and literary cultures. Prior to this I completed my MA in Romantic and Victorian Literary Studies at Durham University.

My research is archive-based, and I have worked with women’s and girl’s life-writing collections throughout the UK and in the US, including the Women’s Library in London and the Library of Congress in Washington DC.

I work closely with the Museum of Childhood in Edinburgh and have been involved in curating several exhibitions there, including the recent redevelopment of their permanent gallery.

Recent Publications

‘‘Meantime, it is quite well to write’: Writing and Victorian Literary Culture in Girls’ Domestic Manuscript Magazines’, Victorian Periodicals Review, 52.3 2019 (forthcoming.)

‘The Victorian Novel’, The Year’s Work in English Studies,  97.1 2018 (forthcoming.)

‘Gender in (loco)Motion’, review of Anna Despotopoulou’s Women and the Railway, 1850-1915, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies 12.1 2016.

‘The Queer and The Quick’, review of Lauren Owen’s The Quick, Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies 8.1 2015.


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
19th century
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Children & Youth, Gender, Libraries & Archives, Material Culture, Museums, Women