BAVS Membership Directory

NameInstitutionAcademic StatusMain DisciplineResearch Interests
Adelle Hay Student Literary Studies My PhD is focused on how the works of Anne Brontë were edited. I am interested in how Anne Brontë edited her own works, how they were edited by others...
Aditi Premnath University of Leicester Student Literary Studies PhD student at the University of Leicester. Interested in all things Gothic. Currently studying works by author Bram Stoker.
Alan Bean University of Birmingham Student Art History Nineteenth century landscape painting Children in nineteenth century painting Religious subjects in nineteenth century painting The meaning of the term 'sentiment' as used by contemporaries
Alicia Barnes University of Surrey Student Literary Studies Victorian Railway Literature and History Empire and Colonialism The Gothic Romanticism
Alina Ghimpu-Hague Royal Holloway, University of London Student Literary Studies readers, reading, and reception; genre writing; participatory culture; multi-modal narratives from the 19th century to the present.
Allison Gale University of Portsmouth Student History PhD research into Victorian Poor Law education with specific emphasis on district schools.
Amy Wilcockson University of Nottingham Student Literary Studies Amy Wilcockson is a PhD researcher at the University of Nottingham. Her research is concentrated on editing the letters of the neglected Scottish poet, Thomas Campbell (1777-1844). Further research...
Anja Hartl University of Konstanz University/college academic Literary Studies In my post-doc project, I am investigating shame in the nineteenth-century novel. Conceptualising shame as a central affect of the Victorian Age, I am interested in the interface between individual...
Anna Champion University of Chichester Student History Currently writing my PhD on the lives of Katie, Nelly, Jane, Annie and Maggie Cobden, who were the daughters of Richard Cobden. My research is based on their surviving letters...
Anna McCullough University of St Andrews Student Literary Studies My research interests lie in nineteenth-century evolutionary science and literature, focusing particularly on children’s literature, fairy tales, and evolutionary theories that emphasize...
Anna Price Royal Holloway, University of London University/college academic Literary Studies Thesis topic: Representations of rowing in 19thC literary and visual arts. History of rowing Amateur and leisure sport Literature of Georgie Eliot, Charles Dickens, Jerome K Jerome and...
Anna Rivers University of Warwick Student Literary Studies
Barbara Stensland Cardiff Metropolitan University University/college academic Literary Studies Victorian hysteria and contemporary Briquet's Syndrome. Medicinal patriarchy and medical humanities. Jean-Martin Charcot and Multiple Sclerosis.
Beatrice Ashton-Lelliott University of Portsmouth Student Literary Studies Magic Stage magic Conjuring Victorian popular culture Occulture Magical realism Romanticism Sensation fiction Fantasy fiction
Ben Hall University of Glasgow Student Performance Studies My PhD explores how the human-animal boundary was staged and experienced within Victorian freakshows, examining acts such as Julia Pastrana, Jo-Jo the Dog-Faced Boy and Joseph Merrick the Elephant...
Brittani Allen University of South Florida Student Literary Studies
Caitlin Doley University of York Student Art History I am a PhD candidate working under the supervision of Professor Elizabeth Prettejohn. My doctoral thesis examines the intersection of old age and art in late nineteenth-century Britain. I have...
Carolyn Vellenga Berman University/college academic Literary Studies Charles Dickens Democracy Print Culture Politics Slavery in Literature Frances B. Trollope Wilkie Collins Reform in Literature Caribbean Literature
Catia Rodrigues Royal Holloway, University of London Student Literary Studies
Charles Miller University of Roehampton Student History Anglo-American travel writing in the mid-nineteenth century. The work of William Wells Brown, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Harriet Beecher Stowe. American perceptions...
Chloe Osborne Royal Holloway, University of London Student Literary Studies I am an AHRC funded PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London. My research investigates the intersections and interplay between anthropological and literary writing about the Pacific in the...
Claire Cock-Starkey Student History The folklore of death and dying in nineteenth century England Rural working-class life in nineteenth century England Victorian death culture
Colleen Mcdonell University of Toronto Student Literary Studies Colleen McDonell (she/her) is a PhD candidate in English and Book History & Print Culture. She researches Victorian Gothic fiction, representations of class and labour, and periodicals. She was...
Darcie Mawby University of Nottingham Student History My research focuses on British women in the Crimean War, particularly on identity, gender, and class. My research interests more broadly include: Nineteenth-century culture and society Women and...
David Gillott Birkbeck, University of London University/college academic Literary Studies Samuel Butler