I’m Senior Lecturer in English Literature & Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University, and I specialise in histories of women, gender, and feminism in Britain from the Victorian period to the present day, as well as in neo-victorianism, and contemporary women’s writing. I’m the author of The Widow: A Literary & Cultural History (LUP, 2017). I’m an AHRC/ BBC New Generation Thinker and have made broadcasts about my research on widows in Britain for BBC Radio’3 Free Thinking and The Essay. As part of the scheme, I recently made my first short documentary film – Women & Weeds – for BBC Arts, which will be available online from 1 April 2016.
I’ve been thinking for a while about writing a post on my relatively quick transition from PhD student to PhD supervisor, mainly to reflect on what is important to me...
Lucy R. Hinnie talks about her journey to and through self-funded part-time study and the challenges and benefits it brings.
[PhD Supervision] Chloé Holland, “Ellen Wood: The Professional Woman Writer & the Victorian Literary Marketplace”
Chloé’s work focuses on the work of Ellen Wood (or Mrs Henry Wood). In particular, she investigates the interconnections between Wood’s identities as a professional author, a woman writer, and a producer of highly popular works on the Victorian literary market place.
An early-career academic writes about their struggles with depression and chronic anxiety.
A blog post I wrote for Jobs.ac.uk on making yourself employable during your PhD, particularly for a career in academia.
Perhaps rather predictably the poem from which this post takes its title, Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” (1920), tells of a traveller’s decision to walk one road in favour...