Dr Charlotte Boman


School of English, Communication and Philosophy

+44 (0)29 20874618
1.20, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

I completed my PhD thesis Domestic Iconography: A Cultural Study in Victorian Photography, 1840-1880 at Cardiff University in 2017.

In 2017 I taught ‘Visual Victorians’, a year-two module that examines the interaction between images, culture and society in the Victorian period. I am presently teaching on the following modules: ‘Transforming Visions: Text and Image’ (Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist and Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes short stories) and ‘Authoring the Self: Romantics and Victorians’ (Charles Dickens, David Copperfield)

My publications include: '”Peculiarly marked with the character of our own time”: Photography and Family Values in Victorian Domestic Journalism’, Victorian Periodicals Review 47:4 (2014) and ‘Vicarious Pleasures: Photography, Modernity and Mid-Victorian Domestic Journalism’, in The Edinburgh History of Victorian Women’s Print Media, 1830-1900 (in press).

Research Interests

Photography in nineteenth century society; Victorian visual and material cultures; periodical print culture; digital humanities.