BAVS Membership Directory

NameInstitutionAcademic StatusMain DisciplineResearch Interests
Dr Ryan Sweet University of Leeds University/college academic Literary Studies The medical humanities. Literary and cultural representations of disability. The intersections of animal and disability studies. Prosthetic technologies and assistive devices. The...
Mr Gordon Tait The University of Hull Student Literary Studies Working-class writing Networking Social capital Cultural capital Epistolary Studies Fin-de-Siecle Degeneration Decadence Apocalyptic studies North v South cultural representations
Dr Fumie Tamai Doshisha University University/college academic Literary Studies Mid- and late Victorian novel, particularly Dickens, Gaskell and Gissing. I'm currently working on literature and education from the 1830s to 1890s.
Dr Jayne Thomas Unaffiliated Independent scholar Literary Studies Romantic influences in Victorian poetry, particularly Tennyson, Browning and Hopkins. Theories of influence, including intertextuality, allusion. Victorian novel. Nineteenth-century theories...
Ms Georgia Thurston University of Cambridge Student Literary Studies My PhD focuses on dialect and working-class print culture in nineteenth-century fiction. Broader interests include: Regionalism Development of the novel form Interactions between the crowd and...
Mrs Nichola Tonks University of Birmingham Student History I am interested in the ways in which the Victorians used and reinterpreted ancient cultures, forms, ideas and imagery - in particular, ancient Egypt. I am particularly interested in funeralalia,...
Dr Miwa Uhara Kindai University University/college academic Literary Studies the 19th century, the Brontes, Victorian culture
Miss Mathilde Vialard University of Nottingham Student Literary Studies My PhD examines the representation of mental illness in Victorian literature, focusing on the impact of enclosed domestic spaces on the minds of Victorian people. It is supervised by Pr....
Emily Vincent University of Birmingham Student Literary Studies Spiritualism Supernatural fiction Ghosts (particularly child ghosts) Child loss Domestic architecture Late-Victorian Women Writers Victorian science
Dr. Dianna Vitanza Baylor University University/college academic Literary Studies My interests in Victorian literature and 19th century culture are broad, including both narrative literature and poetry and the history of ideas. I study and teach the novels of...
Dr Minna Vuohelainen City, University of London University/college academic Literary Studies Literature, cultural history and popular culture, c. 1880-1920; print culture, c. 1880-1920; London literatures, urban studies, spatial theory; genre: Gothic and crime fiction; ‘Richard Marsh’...
Ms Kim Walker Royal Holloway & Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Student History of Science (Pharmacy) I am studying the history of the development of the anti-malarial tree Cinchona and its constituent Quinine (also found in tonic water) in the late 19th Century. Using the...
Dr Dan Wall University of Aberdeen University/college academic Art History My research interests are concentrated primarily in the fields of eighteenth and nineteenth-century British and Irish literature. My particular areas of expertise include eighteenth century and...
Dr Susan Walton University of Hull Honorary Research Associate Literary Studies Fiction and non-fiction of non-canonical women writers, particularly Charlotte M. Yonge. Contributions by women to periodicals: Yonge's The Monthly Packet. Representations of types of masculinities...
Professor Catherine Waters University of Kent University/college academic Literary Studies Dickens Victorian periodicals and newspapers Victorian material culture
Ms Kathryn Waters University of Oxford Student Literary Studies Women Shakespeare performance and criticism The Woman Question Women’s Education Actresses Women’s Writing
Dr Jo Waugh York St John University University/college academic Literary Studies
Dr Hilary Weeks University of Gloucestershire University/college academic Literary Studies Nineteenth-century travel European affinities Architecture
Mr Jordan Welsh University of Essex Student Literary Studies Literature and Religion Literature and the Environmental Imagination Nautical Literature Victorians and Technology Gerard Manley Hopkins The link between the Romantics and Victorians Poetry...
Rosalind White Royal Holloway, University of London University/college academic Literary Studies
Dr Steven White Anglia Ruskin (2011-2017) Independent scholar Literary Studies - Victorian music periodicals - The place of Lord Tennyson in Victorian musical culture - Poetry as a medium for disseminating social and political conservatism - Ideology, opinion and popular...
Ms Lucy Whitehead Cardiff University Student Literary Studies Charles Dickens Victorian literature Life-writing Material culture Collecting
Dr Giles Whiteley Stockholm University University/college academic Literary Studies Aestheticism Decadence Modernism Cities Space Comparative literature Humour Philosophy Classical reception Romanticism
Mr Stephen Whiting University of Leeds Student Literary Studies My PhD thesis concerns late Victorian and early Modernist/Edwardian authors, including George Gissing, Thomas Hardy and Henry James. I am researching representations of masculine anxiety during the...
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...