Dr Catherine Pope
2010-2014 – PhD on ‘The Regulation of Female Identity in the Novels of Florence Marryat’, University of Sussex (part-time)
2008 – MA Victorian Studies (distinction), Birkbeck College, University of London (part-time)
Critical edition of Love’s Conflict by Florence Marryat (forthcoming in 2015)
Notable Women Authors of the Day (2011) – with Troy Bassett
The Alice Behind Wonderland by Simon Winchester - Britain and the World
The Massarenes by Ouida - The Latchkey
New Woman Fiction – Review 19
Let the Flowers Go: A Life of Mary Cholmondeley by Carolyn Oulton – The Latchkey
The Wing of Azrael by Mona Caird - Victorian Popular Fiction Association Newsletter (Spring 2011)
“Rhoda Broughton.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Victorian Literature. Ed. Juliet John. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
July 2014 – Sights and Frights
July 2011 – Sex, Courtship and Marriage in Victorian Popular Culture
July 2010 – Victorian Popular Culture: Prose, Stage and Screen
September 2009 – Victorian Popular Novelists, 1860-1900
More than a bag of words? The Victorian novel in the 21st century (Digital Dickens Day, London, July 2014)
Who Pays for the Butter? Florence Marryat and the Married Women’s Property Acts (Victorian Popular Fiction Association 4th Annual Conference, London, July 2012)
Woman Against Woman: Florence Marryat vs Geraldine Jewsbury (Victorian Popular Culture, London, July 2010)
2011 – 2012 Communications Editor, Victorian Network
Victorian Popular Fiction Association (Postgraduate Representative)
My thesis was on feminism in the novels of Florence Marryat. I am now expanding this research to cover Marryat’s non-fiction for a forthcoming monograph.
Additional research interests
Lesser-known Victorian women writers, including Rhoda Broughton, Charlotte Riddell, John Strange Winter and Edna Lyall; sensation fiction; digital humanities.
I have run the following workshops at the University of Sussex:
- Getting the Better of Technology
- Building your Academic Web Presence with Social Media
- Managing your Bibliographic References with Zotero
- Writing your Thesis with Scrivener
- Capturing your Research with Evernote
- Getting Things Done
- Undertaking a Literature Review
- The Part-Time Researcher (one-day)
- How to Get into Publishing
- Creating a Research Blog with WordPress
In 2014 I taught the ‘Nineteenth Century in Fiction’ module to second-year undergraduates at the University of Brighton.
Out now: The Meanings of Home in Elizabeth Gaskell's Fiction, a beautifully written study of this Victorian author's novels.