BAVS Membership Directory

NameInstitutionAcademic StatusMain DisciplineResearch Interests
Dr Will Abberley University of Sussex University/college academic Literary Studies Literature and science, history of science, biology, evolutionary theory, natural theology, comparative philology and religion, biology of deception and mimicry, history of emotions
Dr Ingibjorg Agustsdottir University of Iceland University/college academic Literary Studies 19th and 20th century British literature; 20th century Scottish literature; British historical fiction; Mary Queen of Scots in historical fiction and film; the Tudors in historical fiction and film;...
Ms Yasmin Akhter Birkbeck College Student Literary Studies
Dr Sarah Ames University of Edinburgh Library professional Literary Studies Secret societies, communities and clubs, and theories of secrecy Digital humanities Robert Louis Stevenson Scottish Literature
Mrs Gillard-Estrada Anne-Florence University of Rouen-Normandy University/college academic Literary Studies Victorian literature (Aestheticism, Urban Gothic, fantastic); Victorian visual arts: painting, illustration, caricature (Pre-Raphaelitism, Aesthetic and neoclassical movements in painting); Art...
Dr Silvia Antosa University of Enna "Kore", Italy University/college academic Literary Studies Silvia Antosa is Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Enna “Kore”. She is the author of Richard Francis Burton: Victorian Explorer and Translator (Bern, Oxford and New...
Professor Françoise Baillet Université Caen Normandie University/college academic History My research generally addresses the Victorian illustrated press as a discursive and ideological construct and, over the past few years, has mainly focused on aestheticized renderings of working-class...
Mr Daniel Baillie University of Stirling Student Literary Studies - Gothic fiction of the eighteenth and nineteenth-centuries. - Gothic and the domestic space. - The Gothic 'Uncanny'. - The Gothic and Psychology.
Dr Constance Bantman University of Surrey University/college academic History My broad research area is French and British political and social history between 1880 and 1914. My research focuses on the history of French political exiles in Britain and anarchist...
Alicia Barnes University of Surrey Student Literary Studies Victorian Railway Literature and History Empire and Colonialism The Gothic Romanticism
Miss Charlotte Bartle Newman University Student Literary Studies Victorian literature Neo-Victorian literature The Gothic The body in Victorian and neo-Victorian literature Victorian Spiritualism Victorian death culture Nineteenth Century Scandinavian...
Dr Gordon Bates Birkbeck Student Medical Humanities My PhD research looks at the rise of medical hypnotism in the late Victorian era. I am looking at medical journals, novels and literary periodical examining the reasons which made...
Ms Susan Beckham University of York Student Art History Susie Beckham is a PhD student at the University of York, where she is undertaking research (supervised by Professor Liz Prettejohn) to identify when critics first comprehended the emergence of...
Miss Ella Bedrock University of Oxford Student History I am a current Master's student at the University of Oxford studying Local History, with a particular interest in architectural history, social history, urban history and design history.
Samantha Belcher Durham University Student Literary Studies Novels of Jane Austen Dismantling of Gender Norms Novels of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte Material Culture Short fiction Silver fork fiction
Dr Emily Bell Loughborough University University/college academic History Media history Reception studies Charles Dickens Celebrity culture Literary afterlives
Joshua Bennett Christ Church, Oxford University/college academic History I am particularly interested in the histories of historiography, religion, and social science in Victorian Britain, and in the relationship between British, European (especially German) and North...
Miss Lisa Bilella University of Leeds University/college academic Literary Studies 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...
Mrs Susan Bishop University of Birmingham Student History My overriding research interest is the way in which religion and culture intersect in the nineteenth century and into the twentieth. Linked to this is an interest in the...
Ms Nerida Brand The University of Oxford Independent scholar Literary Studies Fin-de-siecle literature including the New Woman, aestheticism and decadence. Gender studies and gender-specific traditions of aestheticism Psychology and subjectivity Intersection of literary...
Professor Stefani Brusberg-Kiermeier Universitaet Hildesheim University/college academic Literary Studies Victorian fiction, Sensation fiction, Fin de siècle fiction, the Brontë sisters, Wilkie Collins, Oscar Wilde, the Grotesque, popular Victorian culture, Gilbert and Sullivan Opera,...
Dr Peter Bryden Independent scholar Art History Social Realism and Victorian Art The Graphic Magazine and associated artists - Luke Fildes, Hubert Herkomer and Frank Holl. The serialised illustrated novel, especially the works of Thomas Hardy,...
Mr Fernando Bufalari University of São Paulo (USP) Student Literary Studies
Dr Lois Burke Edinburgh Napier University University/college academic Literary Studies
Dr Rebecca Butler Nottingham Trent University University/college academic Literary Studies nineteenth-century women's travel writing The Victorians in Italy Victorian periodicals nineteenth-century subscription libraries