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Dr Abigail Boucher

Lecturer in English Literature

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I am a lecturer in English literature with specialisms in genre and popular fiction of the long nineteenth century, class studies, and body theory. I am also interested in the Medical Humanities, material culture, and gender studies. I am a committee member of BAVS, a co-editor of 'The Victorianist', and a co-organiser of the "Anxious Forms" conference series.

  • BA (hons) in English literature and Theatre studies, St. Michael's College (VT, USA)
  • MScR in Victorian literature, University of Edinburgh
  • PhD in English literature, University of Glasgow
To be confirmed
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, June 2016 – present.
  • Affiliate of the Medical Humanities Research Centre, Glasgow, January 2016 – present.
  • Member of NAVSA (North American Victorian Studies Association), April 2014 – April 2015.
  • Hunterian Associate (University of Glasgow), March 2014 – March 2015.
  • Member of ACCUTE (Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English), April 2014 – April 2015.
  • Member of BAVS (British Association for Victorian Studies), January 2014 – present.

 

  • Genre and popular fiction of the long nineteenth century
  • Medicine and science in literature
  • Class studies in literature 

 

I would be happy to supervise and PhD students in these areas.

Publication list to follow

Hunterian and University of Glasgow Special Collections research project, ‘Silver Fork Novels: An Etiquette Compendium’. Full project found here: https://silverforketiquette.wordpress.com/

  • 2016: £1,500 University of Glasgow grants for the organisation of the ‘Anxious Forms’ conference series Masculinities in Crisis in the Long Nineteenth Century conference, University of Glasgow, 28th October 2016.
  • 2016: £155 BAVS grant to attend the Consuming (the) Victorians conference (BAVS), University of Cardiff, 31st Aug.- 2nd Sep.
  • 2014: Hunterian Associateship award for the Special Collections research project, ‘Silver Fork Novels: An Etiquette Compendium’. Full project found here: https://silverforketiquette.wordpress.com/
  • 2014: $550 ACCUTE travel grant to attend and present at the Victorian Uses and Abuses of History    conference (NAVSA/ACCUTE), Brock University, Ontario, 24th-27th May 2014.
  • 2014: £335 University of Glasgow travel grants to attend and present at the Victorian Uses and Abuses of History conference (NAVSA/ACCUTE), Brock University, Ontario, 24th-27th May 2014.
  • 2014: £1,000 University of Glasgow grant for the organisation of the ‘Anxious Forms’ conference series Bodies in Crisis in Victorian Literature and Culture conference, University of Glasgow, 22nd August 2014.
  • 2005: $60,000 Green Mountain Academic Scholarship from Saint Michael’s College (VT, USA) to attend their BA programme. 

 

Room: MB743
E-mail:
a.boucher@aston.ac.uk
Phone: 0121 204 3418