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
Maria Al-Raes University of Toronto Student Literary Studies the novel realism visuality gender and sexuality
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...
Ms Patricia Ayrton University of Edinburgh Student Literary Studies Emily Bronte's poetry. In particular her transcription of her EJB notebook of poems and the subsequent textual transmission. The historical transmission of text including the effects that editorial...
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 Judy Bainbridge Independent scholar Literary Studies 19th Century children's literature, particularly the representation of schools and schooling and engagement with contemporary educational debate.
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...
Kathleen Beal University of Hull Student Literary Studies The depiction of women who transgress the cultural and social norms - especially as shown in popular Victorian fiction. I am interested in the works of George Moore, Thomas Hardy,...
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...
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 Kayleigh Betterton Birkbeck Student Literary Studies Kayleigh Betterton is a second-year Ph.D. student at Birkbeck College and a full-time English teacher at Bedford School. Her thesis is on the Disposal of Books and Dismantling of Book...
Ms Arunima Bhattacharya University of Leeds Student Literary Studies My research concerns studying the metropolitan climate of erstwhile colonial cities in South Asia, focusing on Calcutta. My thesis looks into the way such cities are imagined and represented in...
Mr John Bibby York Retired StatistIcs. 1840s ‪Interested in early Victorian York? Free next March 12th? Try www.tinyurl.com/york1844 #history Please RT.‬
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...
Dr Daniel Bivona Arizona State University University/college academic Literary Studies I have, in the recent past, published books and articles on British culture and imperialism as well as co-editing a book on the representation of London poverty in the 19...
Professor elisa bizzotto Iuav University of Venice University/college academic Literary Studies late-Victorian and pre-Modernist literature and culture European Aestheticism and Decadence (esp. British and Italian) Pre-Raphaelitism and its influence in Europe (esp. Italy) Classical and...