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Professor Ann Heilmann

Professor Ann Heilmann

Professor

School of English, Communication and Philosophy

Email:
heilmanna@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5619
Location:
2.29, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Available for postgraduate supervision

I am Professor of English Literature in Cardiff's School of English, Communication and Philosophy, and am ENCAP’s Director of Research. I joined Cardiff in 2012 after holding professorial chairs at the Universities of Hull and Swansea.My research cuts across Victorian to contemporary literature and culture, women’s writing and gender and sexuality studies. I have authored four monographs and some sixty articles and am the (co-)editor of nine other books and seven guest-edited journal issues on Victorian to contemporary women’s writing, first-wave feminism and the New Woman, neo-Victorianism, literary gender studies and representations of transgender in Victorian to contemporary life-writing. I teach undergraduate and MA modules on ‘Gender and Monstrosity’ and ‘Neo-Victorian Metatextualities’.  

I have mentored two funded postdoctoral projects on fin-de-siècle and early twentieth-century women’s writing and have supervised 13 PhD students to completion, in doctoral topics that have ranged across the fields of Victorian to contemporary literature and culture: Victorian sensation fiction, the late-Victorian New Woman, Victorian to contemporary women’s writing, literary gender studies, neo-Victorian and neo-historical studies. I would be interested in receiving high-quality proposals in these fields. 

An elected Fellow of the English Association (EA), the International Association of University Professors of English (IAUPE), and the Learned Society of Wales (LSW), I have served on the 2014 sub-panel for English Language and Literature of the UK's Research Excellence Framework (REF) and have been appointed to the current REF sub-panel (from the criteria-setting phase, 2018-21). I have Research Council experience (AHRC Peer Review College, 2004-2013) and serve on the LSW Scrutiny Committee for Languages, Literature and the History and Theory of the Creative and Performing Arts. I am also an executive committee member of BAVS (British Association for Victorian Studies), where I was Membership Secretary from 2005 to 2008. Previous executive committee positions include chairing the Women's History Network's Book Prize committee (2009-11), the Feminist and Women's Studies Small Grants Committee (2009-10), and serving as the Vice-President and President of the NCUP (National Council of University Professors (2006-10),

I am on the advisory board of ELT/English Literature in Transition (2009-), Memory Studies (2006-), Neo-Victorian Studies (2008-), Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts (2008-) and Women’s History Review (2001-) and was a member of the Advisory Board of the Olive Schreiner Letters Project (dir. Liz Stanley, Edinburgh, ESRC-funded project, 2008-12), http://www.oliveschreinerletters.ed.ac.uk/

Conference organisation includes nine academic events, most recently the annual BAVS 2016 conference on 'Consuming (the) Victorians' (Cardiff University, 31 August to 2 Sept. 2016). I am the general editor of two Routledge book series (Gender and Genre [previously Pickering and Chatto] and History of Feminism).    

Overview

I was appointed in Cardiff in 2012, having previously held chairs at the Universities of Hull and Swansea and lectureships at Manchester Metropolitan and Bradford Universities. Born and educated in Germany, I came to the UK originally on a fixed-term instructorship at the University of Leeds, where I taught German while undertaking my doctoral studies in English Literature for the University of Tübingen. 

During this time I also worked in Adult and Further Education and for the WEA. Prior to that, while reading for my degree in English and French Language and Literature at Tübingen, I spent six months studying at what was then University College Cardiff: an inspiring experience which determined my later decision to return to the UK. 

Appointments                                                          

2012-:       Professor of English Literature, Cardiff University

2005-12    Professor of English, Dept. of English, University of Hull

1999-05    Lecturer (B), Senior Lecturer (2001-4), Professor (2004-5), Dept. of English, Swansea University

1996-99    Lecturer (full time, permanent) in English, Manchester Metropolitan University

1994-96    Lecturer (fixed term) in Women’s Studies, University of Bradford

1991-94    Tutor (part time), WEA, Yorkshire North branch, Leeds

1991-94    Tutor (part time) in Adult and Further Education (three AE/FE colleges, Leeds); language instructor for Leeds Metropolitan University

1987-92    Language instructor (‘Lektorin’) and (from 1990) sessional tutor in the German Dept., School of Modern Languages, Leeds University           

1985-86    Research Assistant, School of English, University of Tübingen, Germany (working for Professor Dr. Hans-Werner Ludwig; additional 2 month contract in the summer of 1987)

Education                                                                            

11/03/98   Dr. Phil. (Eng. Lit.), University of Tübingen, Germany (‘Magna cum laude’, 11 March 1998)

Thesis title: "˜New Women and Novels with a Purpose: Fin-de-siècle Feminism and the British Woman Writer"™; supervised by Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Ludwig, then Vice-Chancellor of Töbingen 

30/05/86   ‘Staatsexamen’ (MA-equivalent qualification inclusive of BA studies) in English and French Language and Literature, University of Tübingen

MA dissertation on Thomas Hardy and naturalism 

10/81-3/82 Sorbonne, Paris (scholarship funded by the DAAD / German Academic Exchange Service)

10/80-3/81 University College Cardiff (scholarship funded by the DAAD)

10/78-5/86 English and French Language and Literature, University of Tübingen

 

Honours and awards

Postgraduate and undergraduate awards

1990-92  Full German doctoral scholarship ('Graduiertenförderung'™), with a top-up grant by the DAAD for doctoral studies undertaken in the UK (Leeds) 

1981-1982 - Sorbonne, Paris: scholarship funded by the DAAD / German Academic Exchange Service

1980-1981 - University College Cardiff: scholarship funded by the DAAD

Fellowships 

Fellow, Learned Society of Wales (elected 2014), from Oct. 2016 member of Scrutiny Committee B1 (Languages, Literature and the History and Theory of the Creative and Performing Arts)

Fellow, English Association (elected 2008)

Fellow, IAUPE (International Association of University Professors of English, elected 2008)

Professional memberships

Research/Funding Councils:

2018-21: Member, REF 2021 sub-panel 27 (English Language and Literature), appointed from criteria-setting phase

2011-2014: Member, sub-panel 29 (English Language and Literature)

2008: Specialist Advisor to sub-panel 57 (English Language and Literature), RAE 2008

Invited assessor, OTKA (Hungarian RC, Research Grants scheme, 2009)

Invited assessor, ESRC (Research Grants scheme, 2008)

Invited assessor, SSHRCC (Canada; Research Grants scheme, 2005)

Invited assessor, IRCHSS (Irish RC; Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, 2004)

Executive committee membership

BAVS (British Association for Victorian Studies): Membership Secretary 2005-8, Executive Committee 2001-8, 2015- 

FWSA (Feminist and Women’s Studies Association): Coordinator of Small Grants scheme (2009-10)

LSW (Learned Society of Wales) Scutiny Committee B1 (Languages, Literature and the History and Theory of the Creative and Performing Arts), 2017- 

NCUP (National Council of University Professors): Immediate Past President, 2010-12, President 2008-10, Vice-President 2006-8, executive committee member 2005-15

WHN (Women’s History Network): Chair of judges, WHN Book Prize (2009-11), invited panel member (2008-9), member of WHN Steering Committee (2009-11) 

Ordinary member of CWWA (Contemporary Women Writers Association), MLA, NAVSA (North American Victorian Studies Association), Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society, Fawcett Society

Editorial and advisory boards

ELT/English Literature in Transition (2009-); Memory Studies (2006-); Neo-Victorian Studies (2008-); Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts (2008-); Women’s History Review (2001-)  

Advisory board, Olive Schreiner Letters Project (dir. Liz Stanley, Edinburgh, ESRC-funded project, 2008-12), http://www.oliveschreinerletters.ed.ac.uk/

Academic positions

Previous academic posts

2005-2012 - Professor of English, Department of English, University of Hull

1999 - 2005 - Lecturer (B), Senior Lecturer (2001-4), Professor (2004-5), Department of English, Swansea University 

1996 - 1999 - Lecturer in English, Manchester Metropolitan University

1994 - 1996 - Lecturer (fixed term) in Women's Studies, University of Bradford

1991 - 1994 - Tutor (part time), WEA, Leeds

1991 - 1994 - Tutor (part time) in Adult and Further Education (3 AE/FE colleges, Leeds); language instructor for Leeds Metropolitan University

1987 - 1992 - Language instructor ('˜Lektorin') and (from 1990) sessional tutor, German Department, School of Modern Languages, University of Leeds 

1985 - 1986 - Research Assistant, School of English, University of Töbingen, Germany (employed by Professor Dr. Hans-Werner Ludwig; additional 2 month contract in the summer of 1987)

Administrative and management roles

Cardiff University:

School Director of Research (responsible for English, Communication and Philosophy), Aug. 2016- (previously subject DoR for English Literature and Critical and Cultural Theory, 2012-2013; 2014-2015; 2016); Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences DoR committee; University Directors of Research Network; Senior Management Team, ENCAP (2016-); Research Strategy committee, ENCAP (2012-; chair from 2016); ENCAP promotions panel (2012-13, 2014-15); ENCAP research leave panel (2012-13, 2016-17); ENCAP School Board (2012-13, 2016-17); ENCAP appointments panels (2012-13, 2017-18); Humanities Connect (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) committee (2012-Dec.2013, Oct. 2014-July 2015)   

Previous (selected service):

Departmental:

University of Hull: Director of Research (2007-12); REF co-ordinator (2008-11); Director of Graduate Studies (PGT and PGR, sem. 2, 2010-11; PGT, sem.2, 2011-12); events and public lectures convenorship: Annual English Lecture (Elaine Showalter, 2007; Patricia Duncker, 2008; Ahdaf Soueif [with Catherine Wynne], 2009); Annual Victorian Lecture (Elaine Showalter, 2010; Margaret Stetz, 2011); convenor of departmental research seminar series (Spring 2008; Spring/Autumn 2009; coordinator of four research strands 2009-11); MA convenor, Women, Gender and Literature (2006-11)

Swansea University: implemented and convened research seminar strand (‘Women and Gender’, 2003-5)

University and wider community:

Convenor (ongoing), international Women and Gender CFP mailing list (2003-)

Member and chair of appointments committees since 2004

University of Hull: University REF Working Party (2010- spring 12) and ‘critical REF friend’ (Business Studies, History and Politics); Faculty REF working party (2010-11); Founding Director, Centre for Victorian Studies (2009-11); Faculty Research Executive (2007-12); Faculty of Health and Social Care Review Group (2006-8); Senate (2007-10); Faculty Board (2006-8); RAE appeals panel (2007)

Swansea University: Founding Director, Centre for Research into Gender in Culture and Society (2003-5); implementation and convenorship of MA in Gender and Culture (2003-5); implementation of BA in English with Gender (2004, with Sarah Gamble), university committees (2001-5): Council; Senate; Human Resources; Research Committee; Academic Staffing (SL promotions); Academic Development and Training; Equal Opportunities

Bradford University: Admissions Tutor, BA Women’s Studies and Social Policy (1994-96)

Senior Staff Development training 

Aurora Women’s Leadership Programme: Role Model (2016-17, 2017-18)

Leadership Programme (Hull 2007-8), Head of Department training (Hull, 2007)

Senior Strategic Leadership Programme, 2007 (Leadership Foundation for Higher Education)

Contributions to Staff Development Training (Hull: Preparing Evidence for Professional Advancement: External and professional contribution, 2007; Supervision of Research Students in the Arts and Humanities, 2008, 2009, 2010; AHRC Fellowship Application: From the perspective of the peer reviewer, 2009; AHRC Research Grant Evaluation and Peer Review, 2011)

Research consultancy/REF advisor

(English) School of Music, Humanities and Media, University of Huddersfield (REF training and outputs assessment, 2015-)

English Department, University of Durham (Research review, Sept.-Oct.2015)

English, University of Exeter (Research event, 7 Jan. 2016)

Humanities, Bishop Grosseteste, Lincoln (REF workshop, 18 February 2016)

English, National University of Ireland, Republic of Ireland (outputs assessment, spring 2016)

English, University of Bristol (REF workshop, 10 May 2016; REF outputs assessment, Feb. 2017)

English, University of Greenwich (REF workshop, 16 June 2016; REF outputs assessment, Feb. 2017)

English, University of Strathclyde (REF outputs assessment, spring 2017)

English, Edinburgh University (REF outputs assessment, 2017-18)

English, University of Surrey (REF workshop, 7 June 2017)

English and Humanities, Brunel University (REF workshop, 13 Dec. 2017)

Peer reviewing 

Referee/assessor for academic journals (C21 Literature; English; Gothic Studies; History of the Family; Journal of American Studies; Journal of Gender Studies, Journal of Victorian Culture; Journal of Women’s History; Modernism/Modernity; Nineteenth-Century Literature; Studies in the Novel; Victorian Periodicals Review; Victorian Review; Victorian Studies; Women’s Writing), publishers (Ashgate; Broadview Press; Ohio State University Press; Palgrave; Pearson Education) and entries for encyclopedias (Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature).

External validation of MA programmes

MA English Literature, University of Westminster (2005); MA Women’s Studies, University of Wales Bangor (2005); MA English, Bishop Grosseteste, Lincoln (internal pre-validation event, 2015)

External examiner, under/postgraduate

BA Gender Studies and Social Policy pathway, University of Bradford (2001-4): MLitt in Victorian Literature, University of Glasgow (2006-10); MA/MSc in Gender, Sexuality and Culture, Birkbeck, University of London (2010-11)

External examiner, PhD theses

2005: University of Haifa, Israel (‘Transforming Paradigms: The Witch Stereotype in Modern Female Writing’)

2005: La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia (‘Legends of the Fall: Sensational Press Events of Fin-de-Siècle Melbourne’)

2005: Birkbeck College, University of London (‘New Woman and Suffrage Drama by Women, 1880-1928’)

2008: Manchester Metropolitan University (‘The Yellow Book and Fin-de-Siècle Magazines: Gender, Journalism and Urbanity’)

2008: University of Queensland, Australia (MPhil, ‘Feasts, Fiends and Feminists: The Performance of Aberrant Female Appetite in Neo-Victorian Fiction’)

2008: University of Exeter (‘Empire of the Imagination: Victorian Popular Fiction and the Occult’)

2010: Leeds Metropolitan University (‘“But puppets themselves have passions”: The Ventriloquial Influence of Oscar Wilde on Angela Carter, Will Self, and Sarah Waters’)

2010: Lancaster University (‘Epistolary Encounters: Diary and Letter Pastiche in Neo-Victorian Fiction’)

2013: Leicester (‘The Negotiation of Feminisms and Queer Theories in the Novels of Sarah Waters, 1998-2009’)

2013: Exeter (‘Female Sexuality in French Naturalism and Realism, and British New Woman Fiction, 1850-1900’)

2013: Royal Holloway (‘Individualism, the New Woman, and Marriage in the Novels of Mary Ward, Sarah Waters, and Lucas Malet’).

External assessor, tenured and SL, Readership and professorial promotions and appointments 

Indiana University Southeast, USA; Kingston University; University of Wales Aberystwyth; University of Wales Bangor; University of Liverpool; Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada; Kent State University, USA; University of Salford; University of Glasgow; Lincoln University; Portsmouth University; University of Leicester; University of Glamorgan; University of Aberdeen; ANU, Australia   

Invited pre-publication reviews for book covers

Rachel Carroll, Transgender and the Literary Imagination (Edinburgh University Press, 2018)

Iveta Jusová, The New Woman and the Empire (Ohio State University Press, 2005)

Kirsti Bohata, ed. Stranger Within the Gates: A Collection of Short Stories by Bertha Thomas (Honno, 2008)

Constance D. Harsh, ed. Edith Johnstone, A Sunless Heart (Broadview Press, 2008)

Speaking engagements

Invitations and keynotes

1998    Research seminar: ‘Die Neue Frau in der britischen Literatur der Jahrhundertwende’ (‘The New Woman in British turn-of-the-century literature’), School of English, University of Tübingen, Germany, 4 November.

2001    Research seminar: ‘Hysteria and the New Woman’, School of English, University of Stuttgart, Germany, 15 May.

2002    Research seminar: ‘The Apple of her I: George Egerton meets Hélène Cixous–Writing the feminine body at the fin de siècle’, School of English, University of Glasgow, 19 February.

2002    Invited panel organiser and presenter: ‘The New Woman’, ‘Idealisms and Materialism’/annual BAVS conference, University of Hull, 5-7 September.

2003    Research seminar: ‘Visionary Desires: Theosophy, auto-eroticism and the seventh-wave artist in Sarah Grand’s The Beth Book’, Gender and Sexuality seminar, Institute of English Studies, University of London, 23 January.

2003     Workshop paper: ‘Male Fears and Fantasies of the New Woman’, ‘Feminism/Antifeminism in the Victorian Periodical Workshop’, King’s College, Cambridge, 9-10 May. 

2003    Keynote: ‘Representing the New Woman: A Grand Performance’, ‘The Woman Question: Then and Now’ conference, Edge Hill College, 24-25 July.

2004    Research seminar: ‘Kleinian Object-Relations and Mourning in George Moore’s “Albert Nobbs”’, German Department, Leeds University, 11 March.

2004    Research seminar: Wild Woman, Hermaphrodite, New Woman: Constructing and Performing the Feminist in the 1890s’, Department of British and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary, 7 May.

2004    Workshop paper: ‘Victorian Women’s Voices and Editorial Way Stations’, SSHRCC-funded ‘Multi-Mediating Women’s Voices, 1870-1930’ conference, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada, 9-12 September.

2004     Invitation to discuss exchange programme between Swansea and York Universities with Professor Lorna Marsden, President, and senior staff from the Women’s Studies faculty, York University, Toronto, Canada, 14 September.

2005    Research seminar: ‘The New Woman and First-Wave Feminism in the Nineteenth Century’, Department of Lifelong Learning, University of Wales Bangor, 12 March.

2005    Research seminar (with Mark Llewellyn): ‘Victorian Sexual Anarchists? The New Woman and the Gay Dandy at the Fin de Siècle’, Dept. of English, University of Szeged, Hungary, 16 April 

2005     Keynote:Our Women: Arnold Bennett’s Chapters on the Sex-Discord (1920), ‘Arnold Bennett and the Idea of the Feminine’ conference, Staffordshire University, 11 June. 

2006    Research seminar (with Mark Llewellyn): ‘From Wagnerian Künstlerroman to Freudian family romance: George Moore’s Evelyn Innes (1896) and Sister Teresa (1901)’, Victorian research seminar, Oxford University, 13 February.

2006    Research seminar: ‘Editing Multiple Moores’, Dept of English, Bangor University, 8 March

2006    Keynote: ‘Haunted Bodies and Victorian Gender Relations: The Case of George Moore’, and training workshop (on academic job applications), ‘Haunted Bodies: Gender and (Dis)Embodiment’ postgraduate research conference, Swansea University, 21-22 July.

2006    Invited respondent, panel on ‘Non-Western Perspectives on the Fin de Siècle’ (invited by Professor Regenia Gagnier, Incoming Presiding Officer of MLA Division ‘Late Nineteenth to Early Twentieth Century English Literature’), MLA annual convention, 27-30 December, University of Philadelphia, US

2007    Keynote: ‘Feminist waves, the return of the repressed, and the meaningfulness of historical categories’, ‘Riding the Third Wave: Feminist Criticism in the New Millennium’ symposium, GENCAS, Swansea University, 26 January; available online at: http://www.swan.ac.uk/gencas/newsandevents/ridingthethirdwavesymposia/workshop1/annheilmannuniversityofhull/

2007    Invited paper (with Mark Llewellyn): ‘“A Bibliographic Jungle”: On Editing George Moore’, ‘George Moore: Across Borders’ conference, Université de Lille, France, 30-31 March. 

2008     Keynote: ‘The New Victorians: Contemporary Culture in the Nineteenth Century’, ‘Heritage and the Victorians’ conference, University of Liverpool, St Deiniol’s Library, 26-28 June.

2008     Keynote: ‘Written on the Body: Textual and Sexual (Re)Inscriptions’, ‘Adapting the Nineteenth Century: Revisiting, Revising and Rewriting the Past’ conference, University of Wales Lampeter, 22-24 August 2008.

2009     Lecture: ‘The Transnational and Global New Woman: Victorian Modernities, Neo-Victorian Returns’, Indiana University, Bloomington, US, 20 Feb. 2009.

2009     Research seminar: ‘Sex and Science in Contemporary Neo-Victorian Women’s Writing’, Department of English, Northampton University, 5 March.

2009     Guest lecture: ‘Neo-Victorian Film and Metatextual Magic: The Prestige and The Illusionist’, University of Malaga, Spain, 13 May.

2009     Workshop paper: ‘Sex, Religion, and the New Woman in China’, SSHRCC-funded workshop on ‘Religious Discourses of Sex 1870-1930’, University of British Columbia, Canada, 27-30 August.

2009     Workshop paper: ‘Neo-Victorian Experiments on Darwin, the Scientific Explorer, and Gender’, ‘Darwin our Contemporary – Re-Imaginations and Medialisations of Darwin and Cultures of Neo-Darwinian Ideas’ conference, University of Siegen, Germany, 27-28 November.   

2010     Keynote: ‘Deferred Desire and Textual Consummation in “The Lovers of Orelay” and Memoirs of My Dead Life’, ‘George Moore and Human Nature’ Fourth International George Moore Conference, University of Alméria, Spain, 25-27 March.

2010    Workshop paper: ‘Essentialism in Literature and Culture: Gender, Science, and the Three Feminist Waves’, British Academy-funded workshop on ‘The Roles of Essentialism’, University of Exeter, 14 May.

2010    Workshop paper: ‘Revolting Daughters, Mamma and Mrs Grundy: Generational conflict, consumption, and the New Woman at the fin de siècle‘, ESRC-funded seminar on ‘Mothers, Daughters and the Feminine/Feminist’, ‘Intergenerational Perspectives’ series, Said Business School, University of Oxford, 13 September.

2010    Keynote: ‘Postcolonial Neo-Victorianism: Orientalism and Transculturalism in Adhaf Soueif’s The Map of Love (1999) and Kate Pullinger’s The Mistress of Nothing (2009)’, with training workshop (‘Paths to Publication’), and roundtable discussion, ‘Re-Imagining the Victorians’ conference, University of Leeds, 18 September

2010    Workshop paper: ‘Academic Publishing and Careers in Contemporary Women’s Writing’, PGCWWN (Postgraduate Contemporary Women Writers’ Network) event on ‘Theory and Practice in Contemporary Women’s Writing’, University of Leicester, 23 October   

2010    Research seminar: ‘Spectres of the Past in Contemporary Fiction and Film: The Haunted House in Alejandro Amenabar’s The Others and Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger‘, English seminar, Bishop Grosseteste College, Lincoln, 8 November

2010    Annual lecture: ‘Spectres of the Victorian in the Neo-Forties Novel: Sarah Waters’s The Little Stranger (2009) and Its Intertexts’, School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies, Portsmouth University, 7 December

2011    Research seminar: ‘Sarah Waters’s Metatextual/Metasexual Games with the Past’, Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing / Network for Gender and Sexuality, Brunel University, London, 2 March

2011     Workshop paper on ’Research Planning: Moving strategically from (post)doctorate to academic career’, PGR training day, Dept of English, Leeds University, 12 April 

2011     Guest lectures, School of International Studies, University of International Business and Economics, Bejing, China, 9-12 May

2011    Keynote: ‘Representations of the (Proto)Darwinian Scientist in Contemporary Women’s Writing’, ‘Time & Space in Contemporary Women's Writing’ PGCWWN conference, University of Hull, 8-9 September. 

2011    Keynote: ‘Modernist Returns: Traces of Neo-Victorianism in Early Twentieth-Century Literature’, ‘The Trace in Literature’ conference, University of Malaga, Spain, 20-22 October

2012     Research seminar: ‘“Charismatic Illusions”: Textual as sexual tease in George Moore's Memoirs of My Dead Life', Cultures in Contact Research Forum, School of English and Languages, University of Surrey, 9 February.  

2012    Keynote, ‘Modernist Appropriations: Neo-Victorianism in Woolf, Sinclair and Graves’, ‘Nineteenth Century Memory: Appropriations and Adaptations’ postgraduate colloquium, Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies, Leeds Trinity University College, 3 March

2012     Keynote: ‘Dickens’s Women’, ‘The Other Dickens’ conference, University of Portsmouth, 6-8 July.

2012     Keynote: ‘Gender, Genre and Neo-Victorian Impurities: James Miranda Barry in 20th and 21st-century biography and biofiction’, AHRC-funded Genre Research Network workshop conference on ‘Gender, Genre and Identity’, University of Birmingham, 24 November 2012

2013    Keynote, ‘The New Woman in China’, ‘Victorian Orientalism’ conference, University of Catania (Ragusa Ibla, Sicily, Italy), 28-29 June 2013.

2013     Roundtable organiser and chair: ‘Global Perspectives on Neo-Victorianism’ (with own contribution), ‘Neo-Victorian Cultures: The Victorians Today’ conference, Liverpool John Moores, 24-26 July 2013.

2013    Roundtable chair: ‘Albert Nobbs and Other Lives’ (with own contribution), 6th International George Moore conference, Paris, 4-6 October 2013. 

2013    Keynote: Criminal Conversation(s) across the Centuries: Victorian and Neo-Victorian Connections and Transactions’, ‘Transactions and Connections: Memories of the Past in the European Context’ conference, University of Malaga, Spain, 9-11 October 2013.    

2013     Research seminar: ‘The Law and the Lady: Neo-Victorian Representations of Victorian Divorce Scandals’, Department of English research seminar series, University of Glasgow, 14 Nov. 2013

2014     Invited paper (with Mark Llewellyn), ‘Revisioning Sextualities: The Sexual and Textual Transformations of “John Norton”’, George Moore Symposium, Princess Grace Institute, Monaco, 3-5 Oct. 2014.  

2015    Keynote: ‘Re/Tracing James Miranda Barry in Neo-Victorian Biographilia: Performances in Gender/Genre Hybridity’, ‘Material Traces of the Past in Contemporary Literature’ conference, University of Malaga, Spain, 6-8 May 2015.

2015    Keynote: ‘The New (Other) Victorians: Reimagining the Global Nineteenth Century’, ‘Literature and Transnational Studies: An Encounter between East and West’ conference, Hunan University of Business and Technology, Xiangtan, China, 28-31 May 2015.

2016    Guest lectures, ‘Charles Dickens and Women: Revisionary Readings in Biography and Biofiction’, School of International Studies, UIBE, Beijing, 6 June, and ‘The (Neo-)Victorians Today: The Nineteenth Century in the Contemporary International Imagination’, English Department, Foreign Studies University, Beijing; 7 June 2016, China.

2016    Keynote: ‘From James Barry to Mary Braddon: Writing Gender Imposture and Madeline’s Mystery (1882)’, ‘From Brontë to Bloomsbury III: Reassessing Women’s Writing from the 1880s and 1890s’ conference, International Centre for Victorian Women Writers, Canterbury Christ Church University, 25-26 July 2016.

2016    Guest lecture on ‘Writing Games with Doctor James: James Miranda Barry in Neo-Victorian Life Writing’; masterclass on James Barry; contribution to research workshop on Impact (‘Generating and assessing Impact across the Humanities, Social Sciences and Creative Arts’, http://hrc.anu.edu.au/sites/hrc.anu.edu.au/files/ImpactSymposiumFl), Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 1-2 Nov. 2016.

2017    Guest lecture on ‘Performance Games with Dr James: Remediating historical transgender and the case of James Barry’, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, 23 March 2017.

2017     Keynote: ‘Cross-dressing and/in Life-writing: Transgender, Transgenre and the Case of James Miranda Barry’, conference on ‘Cross-Dressing in Fact and Fiction: Norms, Bodies, Identities’, University of Toulouse, France, 20-21 April 2017.

2017    Invited paper: ‘Writing the 19th-century Crossdresser: James Miranda Barry in Life-Writing’, ‘Writing Women’s Lives: Past and Present perspectives’ workshop, Portsmouth University, 15 June 2017.

2017    Guest lecture: ‘Trans/formations in Gender and Genre: James Miranda Barry in Neo-Victorian Life-Writing’, University of Hildesheim, Germany, 27 June 2017.

2017    Keynote, ‘“Tell me your secret Doctor James”: Gender-crossing, life-writing and the case of James Barry’, Bi-ennual conference on English Studies, ‘From Queen Anne to Queen Victoria. Readings in 18th and 19th century British literature and culture’ conference, University of Warsaw, Poland 27-29 September 2017.

2018     Keynote, ‘Victorian Body Politics and Neo-Victorian Body Poetics: The Contested Body of the Wife in Mid-Victorian Divorce Trials’, Victorian Literary Meetings: Rising Stars 1 conference, University of Warsaw, Poland, 20 April 2018; podcast: https://programrozszerzony.podbean.com/e/ann-heilmann-on-victorian-divorces-body-politics-and-neo-victorianism/

Visiting Professorships, masterclasses and doctoral training lectures 

2005    Visiting Professorship, Department of British and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary (April)

2009    Masterclass, Department of English, French and German, University of Malaga, Spain (13 May)

2009    Masterclasses, Women’s and Gender Studies Institute, University of Granada, Spain (18-19 Dec).

2010    Masterclasses, Women’s and Gender Studies Institute, University of Granada, Spain (16-17 Dec)

2011    Masterclasses, Department of English, French and German, University of Malaga, Spain (13-14 Jan, 24 Oct)

2011    Masterclasses, Department of English, French and German, University of Malaga, Spain (24 Oct)

2011    Masterclasses, Women’s and Gender Studies Institute, University of Granada, Spain (25-26 Oct)

2012    Masterclasses, Department of English, French and German, University of Malaga, Spain (26 April)

2013    Masterclasses, Department of English, French and German, University of Malaga, Spain (9-10 May)

2013    Masterclass, Department of English, French and German, University of Malaga, Spain (8 November 2013)

2014    Masterclass and lecture for doctoral programme, Department of English, French and German, University of Malaga, Spain (26 May 2014)

2014    Masterclasses, Department of English, French and German, University of Malaga, Spain (21 Nov. 2014)

2015    Masterclasses and doctoral training, Department of English, French and German, University of Malaga, Spain (5 May 2015)

2016    Masterclasses and doctoral training, Department of English, French and German, University of Malaga, Spain (4-5 May 2016)

2017    Masterclasses and doctoral training, Department of English, French and German, University of Malaga, Spain (3-4 May 2017)

2018    Masterclasses and doctoral training, Department of English, French and German, University of Malaga, Spain (7-8 May 2018)

Public engagement (invited)

2009    Annual Tennyson Lecture: ‘The Afterlives of Tennyson’, Tennyson Society, Lincoln, 6 June.

2012    Contribution on Victorian section to ‘My best bit of historic Britain: historians’ and authors’ top tips’, The Guardian, 17 August 2012, http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2012/aug/17/historic-britain-historians-authors-tips

 2012   Contribution (alongside Professor David James and Dr Stephanie Ward) to Cardiff Book Talk series with a presentation on Sarah Waters’s The Little Stranger, 30 October 2012, http://vimeo.com/54436328

2013    Introductory talk on The Prestige, ‘Victoriana: The Art of Revival’ film series in conjunction with an exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery, Birkbeck School of Arts Cinema, Birkbeck, University of London, 5 November 2013, http://www.bbk.ac.uk/arts/news/victoriana-the-art-of-revival-exhibition-and-film-series

2015    Interviewed (on the New Woman, romance and the bicycle) by Lucy Worsley for second episode (‘Victorian Love Stories’) of three-part BBC programme A Very British Romance (interview date, Haddon Hall, 9 June 2015), broadcast on BBC4 on 15 October 2015, http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06hht8v/a-very-british-romance-with-lucy-worsley-episode-2

2015    Public lecture on ‘Hardy, Women and Marriage’, Dorset County Museum, National Trust, 30 July 2015, https://www.facebook.com/events/810811332300409/

2016    Short talk on ‘Transgender, Sexology and the 19th century’ (on James Barry and the Chevalier D’Eon) and contribution to panel discussion following a screening of The Danish Girl, ‘Tinted Lens’ series of events curated by Katie Featherstone, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff  (National Cinema for Wales http://www.chapter.org/) in collaboration with the British Film Institute (Film hub Wales http://www.chapter.org/welcome-film-hub-wales), 25 January 2016  

2016    Chair and introducer, with talk on neo-Victorianism, Cardiff Book Talk session on neo-Victorianism, with authors Gaynor Arnold and John Harding, 7 March 2016

2016    ‘Transgender in historical perspective: The “case” of James Miranda Barry’: Public engagement activities and talk on James Barry, learning and discussion session in strand on ‘Inheriting Liberation’, at ‘World Emergenc(i)es’: Control and Calculation: Inheriting Liberation: Improvised Publics’  event, Bristol, Trinity Centre, 14 June 2016, http://3ca.org.uk/whats-on/2016/ann-heilmann-transgender

Conference contributions and internal research seminar presentations 

1993    (2) Loughborough (6 March, Southampton (25 September)

1994    (2) Exeter (16 April), Luton (1 July)

1995    (3) Leeds (18 February), Lancaster (25 March), Manchester (16 September)

1996    (2) Nene College Northampton (9 March), Central Lancashire (16 March)

1997    (3) Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, US (26-28 June), Trinity and All Saints, Leeds (14-16 July), Westminster College Oxford (13 September)

1998    (2) University of London (27 February), York (17 April)

1999    (2) Birkbeck (24 April); Edge Hill (6-7 July)

2000    (4) MMU (24-27 July), University of Dresden, Germany (31 August -3 September), Central Lancashire (13-15 October), Maastricht Center for Transatlantic Studies (the Netherlands, October), Wolverhampton (11 November)

2001    (4) Newcastle (5-6 July), Science Museum, London (12-15 July), Edge Hill (26-27 July), Lancaster (6-8 September)

2002    (4) Rothermere Institute, Oxford (5-8 April), University of Madison, Wisconsin, US (19-21 April), Edge Hill (25-26 July), Hull (5-7 September)

2003    (4) Bristol (25 April), University College Worcester (26 April), Swansea (5-7 August), Aberystwyth (4-6 September)

2004    (5) University of Michigan, US (30-31 January), Reading (1 May), University of Wales Conference Centre Gregynog (27-28 July), Keele (3-5 September), Prague, Czech Republic (5-7 November)

2005    (5) UCC, Ireland (19-20 March), King’s College London (25 May), Leeds (11-13 July), Gloucestershire (5-7 September), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, US (30 September –2 October)

2006    (4) Hull (20 May), Staffordshire (10 June), Liverpool (7-9 September), London (22 November)

2007    (3) Salford (30 August -1 September), Exeter (10-12 September), De Montfort (28 September)

2008    (4) Hull (7 April), London (16 July), Hull (5-6 September), Royal Society, London (22 October)

2009    (2) Newcastle (26-28 June), London (1 July)

2010    (4) Lincoln (10 July), Erlangen, Germany (8-10 April), Glasgow (1-4 September), Warwick (10-12 September)

2011    (3) NUI Galway (3-6 June), Leeds Trinity University College (25 June), Birmingham (BAVS, 1-3 September)

2012    (1) Sheffield (BAVS, 30 Aug-1 Sept. 2012)

2013    (2) Cardiff (‘Crime Narratives’ research seminar, 2 May 2013); Paris (‘George Moore’s Paris and his Ongoing French Connections’, 6th International George Moore conference, 4-6 Oct. 2013)

2015    (2) ‘Victorian Ages’, Leeds Trinity University (BAVS 2015, 27-29 August 2015); ‘George Moore in London’, 7th International George Moore Conference, City Literary Institute, London, 11-13 Sept. 2015

2016    (1) Triennual IAUPE conference, London, 25-29 July 2016

2017   (4) ‘George Egerton and the fin de siècle’ conference (contribution to roundtable), Loughborough University, 7-8 April 2017; ‘The Future of the Victorians’ roundtable, ‘English Shared Futures’ conference, Newcastle, 5-7 July 2017, sponsored by the English Association, University English, the National Association of Writers in English, and the HEA, with the support of the Institute of English Studies; ‘Consuming Gender’ conference, Cardiff University, 14 July 2017; ‘Victorians Unbound: Connections and Intersections’, BAVS 2017 conference, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, 22-24 August 2017  

2018    (2) ‘George Moore: Transnational and Cosmopolitan Networks on the Page and Canvas’, NUI Galway, Ireland, 14-15 June 2018; ‘Victorian Patterns’, annual BAVS conference, Exeter University, 29-31 August 2018

 

 

Committees and reviewing

Cardiff University

School Director of Research (responsible for English, Communication and Philosophy), Aug. 2016- (previously subject DoR for English Literature and Critical and Cultural Theory, 2012-2013; 2014-2015; 2016); Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences DoR committee; Senior Management Team, ENCAP (2016-); Research Strategy committee, ENCAP (2012-; chair from 2016); ENCAP promotions panel (2012-13, 2014-15); ENCAP research leave panel (2012-13, 2016-); ENCAP School Board (2012-13, 2016-); ENCAP appointments panels (2012-13); Humanities Connect (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) committee (2012-Dec.2013, Oct. 2014-July 2015)   

Previous (selected service)

Departmental:

University of Hull: Director of Research (2007-12); REF co-ordinator (2008-11); Director of Graduate Studies (PGT and PGR, sem. 2, 2010-11; PGT, sem.2, 2011-12); events and public lectures convenorship: Annual English Lecture (Elaine Showalter, 2007; Patricia Duncker, 2008; Ahdaf Soueif [with Catherine Wynne], 2009); Annual Victorian Lecture (Elaine Showalter, 2010; Margaret Stetz, 2011); convenor of departmental research seminar series (Spring 2008; Spring/Autumn 2009; coordinator of four research strands 2009-11); MA convenor, Women, Gender and Literature (2006-11)

Swansea University: implemented and convened research seminar strand (‘Women and Gender’, 2003-5)

University and wider community:

Convenor (ongoing), international Women and Gender CFP mailing list (2003-)

Member and chair of appointments committees since 2004

University of Hull: University REF Working Party (2010- spring 12) and ‘critical REF friend’ (Business Studies, History and Politics); Faculty REF working party (2010-11); Founding Director, Centre for Victorian Studies (2009-11); Faculty Research Executive (2007-12); Faculty of Health and Social Care Review Group (2006-8); Senate (2007-10); Faculty Board (2006-8); RAE appeals panel (2007)

Swansea University: Founding Director, Centre for Research into Gender in Culture and Society (2003-5); implementation and convenorship of MA in Gender and Culture (2003-5); implementation of BA in English with Gender (2004, with Sarah Gamble), university committees (2001-5): Council; Senate; Human Resources; Research Committee; Academic Staffing (SL promotions); Academic Development and Training; Equal Opportunities

Bradford University: Admissions Tutor, BA Women’s Studies and Social Policy (1994-96)

External service

Research/Funding Councils:

Member, REF2021 panel (appointment in 2018, from the criteria-setting phase), sub-panel 27 (English Language and Literature)

Member, REF 2014 sub-panel 29 (English Language and Literature), 2011-14

Specialist Advisor to sub-panel 57 (English Language and Literature), RAE 2008

Member, AHRC Peer Review College (2004-14), panel member (Fellowship scheme, Oct. 2014; Fellowship scheme Jan. 2011; unable to take up previous invitation to serve on joint AHRC-DFG (German RC) panel in May 2010)

Member, ARC (Australian Research Council) College of Assessors (2015-)

Invited assessor, OTKA (Hungarian RC, Research Grants scheme, 2009)

Invited assessor, ESRC (Research Grants scheme, 2008)

Invited assessor, SSHRCC (Canada; Research Grants scheme, 2005)

Invited assessor, IRCHSS (Irish RC; Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, 2004)

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  • Heilmann, A. 1998. Introduction. In: Heilmann, A. ed. The Late-Victorian Marriage Question: A Collection of Key New Woman Texts.., Vol. 2. London: Routledge, pp. xi-xviii.
  • Heilmann, A. 1998. Introduction. In: Heilmann, A. ed. The Late-Victorian Marriage Question: A Collection of Key New Woman Texts.., Vol. 3. London: Routledge, pp. ix-xx.
  • Heilmann, A. 1998. Introduction. In: Heilmann, A. ed. The Late-Victorian Marriage Question: A Collection of Key New Woman Texts.., Vol. 4. London: Routledge, pp. ix-xxi.
  • Heilmann, A. 1998. Introduction. In: Heilmann, A. ed. The Late-Victorian Marriage Question: A Collection of Key New Woman Texts.., Vol. 5. London: Routledge, pp. xi-xix.
  • Heilmann, A. 1998. General introduction. In: Heilmann, A. ed. The Late-Victorian Marriage Question: A Collection of Key New Woman Texts... London: Routledge, pp. ix-xxx1.
  • Heilmann, A. ed. 1998. The late-Victorian marriage question: a collection of key new woman texts.. History of Feminism. London: Routledge.

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Please note that in the academic session 2018-19 I will be on combined ENCAP and University Research Leave. I will return to my teaching role in 2019-20. 

Since 2012 I have contributed to a first-year module on 'The Novel' and convened and taught three specialist modules: 'Victorian Fiction' (Year 2), '˜Gender and Monstrosity: Late-Victorian to Neo-Victorian'™ (Year 3) and an MA module on 'Neo-Victorian Metatextualities'.

In the session 2016-17 I was nominated for two teaching awards ('Most effective teacher' and 'Most innovative member of staff'), and in 2017-18 I was shortlisted (as one of three members of Cardiff University staff) for the ‘Most innovative member of staff’ category for the 2018 Enriching Student Life Awards process.

Research fields

My fields of expertise are Victorian, especially fin-de-siècle literature, in particular the New Woman and the Anglo-Irish writer George Moore, and contemporary neo-Victorianism. More generally I have research interests in Victorian to 21st-century women's writing, gender and sexuality. I have written monographs on turn-of-the-century feminist literature (New Woman Fiction: Women Writing First-Wave Feminism, 2000, and New Woman Strategies: Sarah Grand, Olive Schreiner, Mona Caird, 2004). My other two monographs are on neo-Victorian literature, culture and life-writing: I have co-authored a book on Neo-Victorianism: The Victorians in the Twenty-First Century (with Mark Llewellyn, 2010), and my most recent monograph is on Neo-/Victorian Biographilia and James Miranda Barry: A Study in Transgender and Transgenre (2018). I am now working on a book on Neo-Victorianism and In/Authenticity: Victorian Divorce and the Neo-Victorian Imagination.

My edited work includes a critical edition of The Collected Short Stories of George Moore (with Mark Llewellyn, 2007) and (co-edited) essay collections on George Moore: Influence and Collaboration (2014), the New Woman (Feminist Forerunners, 2003; and New Woman Hybridities, 2004) and Metafiction and Metahistory in Contemporary Women's Writing (2007). I have also (co-)edited four multi-volume anthology sets (The Late-Victorian Marriage Question, 1998; Sex, Social Purity and Sarah Grand (2000). Anti-Feminism in the Victorian Novel (2004) and Anti-Feminism in Edwardian Literature (2006).  

For a detailed list that includes journal articles and chapters in books see the Publications page.    

General editor, book series and digital resources:

  1. History of Feminism anthology series, Routledge (20 titles since 2000); https://www.routledge.com/History-of-Feminism/book-series/SE0007
  2. Routledge Historical Resources: The History of Feminism database, Routledge (2016) [This resource incorporates the History of Feminism anthology series into a comprehensive digital archive of critical and source texts], https://www.routledgehistoricalresources.com/feminism/about/history-of-feminism
  3. Gender and Genre monograph and essay collection series, Routledge (formerly Pickering and Chatto) (15 titles since 2009)

Conference organisation

I have (co)organised five international conferences, at Cardiff ('Consuming (the) Victorian', BAVS annual conference 2016), Hull ('Neo-Victorian Art and Aestheticism', 2011, and 'George Moore and his Contemporaries',™2008, sponsored by the British Academy and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Ireland), Swansea ('Hystorical Fictions:  George Moore and his Contemporaries,™ 5-6 September 2008, sponsored by the British Academy and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Ireland ˜and Neo-Victorian Art and Aestheticism,™ 26 March 2011, subsidised by BAVS).    and Manchester ('The New Woman in the International Periodical Press™, 2000), Swansea ((George Moore and his Contemporaries,™ 5-6 September 2008, sponsored by the British Academy and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Ireland ˜and Neo-Victorian Art and Aestheticism,™ 26 March 2011, subsidised by BAVS). ), and at Hull (George Moore and his Contemporaries,™ 5-6 September 2008, sponsored by the British Academy and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Ireland ˜and Neo-Victorian Art and Aestheticism,™ 26 March 2011, subsidised by BAVS). 

In addition I have convened symposia and smaller conferences, at the University of Wales Conference Centre in Gregynog (˜Gendering the Subject,™ 2004) and for the NCUP in 2006, 2008 and 2009 (˜'RAE2008: The Mentoring and Support of Early Career Researchers', 'Counting on Excellence: Bibliometrics and the Future of Research Funding and ˜Languages and Internationalisation: Globalisation and the 21st-century University'). 

I maintain an international Call for Papers mailing list on ˜Women and Gender™. To be added to the list, email me.

Research grants

I have held research grants from the AHRC (under the Collaborative Doctoral Training scheme and twice the Research Leave scheme), the ESRC in conjunction with the AHRC and British Academy (AHRC/BA/ESRC Visiting Fellowship scheme), and the British Academy (twice under the AHRC/BA/ESRC Visiting Fellowship scheme; Visiting Professorship scheme; Conference Grant scheme; Overseas Conference scheme) and BAVS (British Association for Victorian Studies, conference grant). Most recently I have been a member of two MINECO (Spanish government) funded research projects (PI Rosario Arias, University of Malaga): 'Orientation: Towards a Dynamic Understanding of Contemporary Fiction and Culture (1990s-2000s)’ (ongoing) and ‘New Critical Approaches to the Trace and its Application to Recent Literature Written in English’.

Research student supervision 

  1. Akira Suwa, ‘Creating Ambivalent Utopias, Voluntarily Trapped in Dystopia: Gender, Sexuality, and Space in Sarah Waters’s Historical Narrative and Adaptations’ (2014-)
  2. Katherine Mansfield, ‘Sensationalising the New Woman: Crossing the Boundaries between Sensation and New Woman Literature, 1859-1901’ (Jan. 2016-)
  3. Karen Power, ‘George Egerton: Constructions of Irishness and Identity at the Fin de Siècle’’ (Jan. 2016-)

 

Postdoctoral mentoring

I am keen to work with postdoctoral scholars interested in my fields, and have previously mentored two externally funded projects (on motoring in turn-of-the-century women's writing, funded by the SSHRCC, and on the New Woman and religion, funded by three AHRC/BA/ESRC Visiting Fellowships).

Current supervision

Akira Suwa

Research student

Katherine Mansfield

Research student

Karen Power

Research student

Past projects

PhD student completions: 

  1. Rachel Sarsfield, ‘The Insect World: An Entomological Reading of Virginia Woolf’ (Swansea, 2004).
  2. Ceri Mills, ‘Infeminations: Exemplary (Di)Visions of the Feminine in George MacDonald and Yasunari Kawabata’ (internal scholarship, Swansea 2004).
  3. Jessica Cox, ‘The Law and the Lady: Legal and Bodily Representations of Women in the Fiction of Wilkie Collins’ (internal scholarship, Swansea 2007). 
  4. Mei-Fang Chang, ‘The Child and the Spirit: Archetypal Patterns in New Woman Fiction’ (Swansea, 2007).
  5. Joel Gwynne, ‘The Secular Visionaries: Centering Aesthetic Identities in New Zealand Short Fiction 1935-2006’ (Hull 2008).
  6. Matthew Mitton, ‘“Michael Field”: Collaboration, Aestheticism, and Desire in the Writings of Katharine Harris Bradley (1846-1914) and Edith Emma Cooper (1862-1913)’ (Hull 2008).
  7. Nadine Muller, ‘Gender, Sexuality and Third-Wave Feminism in 21st-Century Neo-Victorian Fiction’ (Hull 2012). 
  8. Allison Neal, ‘Neo-Victorian Impersonations: 19th-Century Transvestism in Contemporary Literature’ (Hull 2013). 
  9. Maura Dunst, ‘Music and Gender in New Woman Fiction’ (Cardiff 2013).  
  10. Theresa Jamieson, ‘Female Confinement in Neo-Victorian Fiction’ (Hull 2015; supervised to viva stage, 2012; corrections overseen by Valerie Sanders)
  11. Catherine Han, ‘Re-imagining the Brontës: (Post)Feminist Middlebrow Adaptations and Representations of the Feminine Creative Imagination, 1996-2011’ (Cardiff 2015). 
  12. Dány van Dam, ‘Ethnic and Sexual Stereotyping in Neo-Victorian Fiction’ (Cardiff 2017).  
  13. Megen de Bruin Molé, ‘Frankenfiction: Monstrous Adaptations and Gothic Histories in 21st-Century Remix Culture’ (Cardiff 2017).

External examiner, PhD theses:

2005: University of Haifa, Israel (‘Transforming Paradigms: The Witch Stereotype in Modern Female Writing’)

2005: La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia (‘Legends of the Fall: Sensational Press Events of Fin-de-Siècle Melbourne’)

2005: Birkbeck College, University of London (‘New Woman and Suffrage Drama by Women, 1880-1928’)

2008: Manchester Metropolitan University (‘The Yellow Book and Fin-de-Siècle Magazines: Gender, Journalism and Urbanity’)

2008: University of Queensland, Australia (MPhil, ‘Feasts, Fiends and Feminists: The Performance of Aberrant Female Appetite in Neo-Victorian Fiction’)

2008: University of Exeter (‘Empire of the Imagination: Victorian Popular Fiction and the Occult’)

2010: Leeds Metropolitan University (‘“But puppets themselves have passions”: The Ventriloquial Influence of Oscar Wilde on Angela Carter, Will Self, and Sarah Waters’)

2010: Lancaster University (‘Epistolary Encounters: Diary and Letter Pastiche in Neo-Victorian Fiction’)

2013: Leicester (‘The Negotiation of Feminisms and Queer Theories in the Novels of Sarah Waters, 1998-2009’)

2013: Exeter (‘Female Sexuality in French Naturalism and Realism, and British New Woman Fiction, 1850-1900’)

2013: Royal Holloway (‘Individualism, the New Woman, and Marriage in the Novels of Mary Ward, Sarah Waters, and Lucas Malet’).

Areas of expertise

External profiles