Nadine Muller

Nadine Muller

Nadine is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University and has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Hull. Her research covers Victorian and neo-Victorian literature and culture, contemporary women’s fiction, and cultural histories of women, gender, and feminism from the nineteenth century through to the present day. She is currently completing a monograph on the literary and cultural history of the widow in Britain (Liverpool University Press, 2017).

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  1. Alex says:

    While I was a full-time PhD student I was actively discouraged from undertaking activities that would in the long-term lead to employment. There was also no emphasis placed on career development or post-doctoral work. Our goal was to complete the PhD in three years. We were told not to publish articles and that our focus should be on our thesis as this was the thing, apparently, that would lead to future employment. I ignored this ‘advice’ and was lucky enough to gain a lectureship and several interviews for other posts before I had completed my PhD. My advice to new PhD students would be to strike a balance between completing the doctorate and building a strong CV so you can compete in the post-PhD job market.

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