Rebecca joined the University of Lincoln in 2007, having taught widely in adult and higher education. Rebecca’s primary research interest lies in women’s religious writing of the nineteenth century. Having published on writers including Josephine Butler, Harriet Martineau, Anne Bronte, Anna Jameson and Elizabeth Gaskell, her current project explores maternal ideas of God in the long nineteenth century. Other interests include the spiritual dimensions of Gothic literature, life writing, and the figure of the child.
Rebecca’s teaching at the University of Lincoln focuses on Romantic, Victorian and Edwardian literature. She has written and delivers modules on ‘The Gothic Genre in Literature and Film’, and on ‘The Literature of Childhood’. She teaches nineteenth-century poetry and life writing on the MA in English Studies, as well as contributing more widely to BA and MA programmes in the School of Humanities.
Rebecca founded the Nineteenth-Century Research Group in the Lincoln School of Humanities, and is a member on the committee for the Midlands Inter-Disciplinary Victorian Studies Seminar. She is Editor of the Gaskell Journal.
Lecturer and seminar tutor in modules on Victorian Literature (co-ordinator), Edwardian Literature, Georgian Literature; designer, tutor and co-ordinator of modules ‘Gothic Literature and Film’ and ‘The Literature of Childhood’. Lecturer on modules on Shakespeare and on PostColonialism. Tutor on MA English Studies modules in Nineteenth-Century Poetry & Poetic Culture (+ co-ordinator) and Nineteenth-Century Life-Writing. Contributor to MA in Historical Studies, MA in Medieval Studies, and MA in 21st Century Literature. Co-ordinator of BA and MA skills development workshops. Year Tutor for level 2 in English. Library Co-ordinator for English.
C19 women’s religious writing; God as mother in the C19;Gothic literature, life writing, childhood and spirituality.
BA in English (University of Manchester, 1993)
MA in Victorian Studies (University of Leicester, 2001)
PhD (University of Leicester, 2006)
CELTA Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults
SEDA Certificate in Supporting Learning in HE
British Association for Victorian Studies grant for Conference ‘Lives in Relation’, University o
Arts and Humanities Research Council award for MA and PhD studies