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Miss Lisa Bilella
University of Leeds
Academic Status:
University/college academic
Main Discipline:
Literary Studies
Additional Disciplines:
Cultural Studies
Other Scholarly Societies:
Research Interests:
Currently I am working on a thesis investigating the History of Emotions in conjunction with early-Victorian novelists. Specifically, I want to apply this study to political activism/ agitation and middle-class philanthropic goals in the face of the rise of Chartism and in the broader context of the 'Condition of England' debate. I am particularly interested in 'Sympathy' as both an aesthetic and political tool, as well as its lingering attraction for modern activists and critics. I have additional interests in contemporary re-imaginings of the Victorian era, what is sometimes known as Neo-victorian studies, realism and the novel, and the long nineteenth century.