The Team














Professor Deborah Wynne

I am Professor in Nineteenth-Century Literature and have published books on Victorian women and personal property in the work of Dickens, George Eliot and Henry James and on the Victorian sensation novel. I am currently working on a book length project called, ‘Literary Fabrics: Texts, Textiles and Costume Dramas, 1837-1914’, exploring the meanings of cloth, cloth production and needlework activities in a range of texts and cultural contexts. ‘The Textile Stories Project’ emerges from this research and is designed to showcase a range of diverse and interesting stories about the meanings of textiles in everyday life. I teach in the English Department at the University of Chester, mainly delivering classes in the areas of nineteenth-century literature and culture and gender theory. I have supervised a number of PhDs on Victorian literature, the periodical press, women’s writing and representations of gender and teach on the MA Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture.












Dr Sarah Heaton

I am senior lecturer in English specialising in American Literature and Critical Theory and I teach on the MA Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture. I gained my PhD from Keele University (2002) looking at architecture in the novels of Don DeLillo and I currently write about fashion in literature with publications on men’s accessories through to clothing in the Twilight series.















Dr Amber Regis

Amber Regis is Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of Sheffield. Her research interests include life-writing, queer identity and adaptation studies. She has published on Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West and John Addington Symonds, and she is currently at work on two major projects: a book-length study of experiments in Victorian auto/biographical practice, and a new critical edition of the Memoirs of John Addington Symonds.














Dr Georgina O’Brien Hill
I am Visiting Lecturer at the University of Chester and the University of Salford. I gained my PhD on Victorian women editors in 2010 and currently teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Victorian literature, women’s writing and literary theory. I have published on Florence Marryat, Charles Reade and Charlotte Yonge and have co-edited a special issue of Women’s Writing journal on the work of Ella Hepworth Dixon with Dr Valerie Fehlbaum. I am currently working on a book about the Victorian woman editor and am also writing about the representation childbirth in the popular media, as well as working-class women in Manchester at the fin-de-si├Ęcle.

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