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    Dr Rebecca Styler

    Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader

    School of English & Journalism
    College of Arts

    About Rebecca Styler

    Rebecca joined the University of Lincoln in 2007, having previously taught in adult and higher education. Rebecca’s primary research interest lies in women’s religious writing of the nineteenth century, and literary explorations of religion in relation to gender. Having published on writers including Josephine Butler, Harriet Martineau, Anne Bronte, Anna Jameson and Elizabeth Gaskell, and on spiritual autobiography and biography, her current project explores maternal ideas of God in the era 1850-1920. Other interests include life writing, Gothic literature, and the figure of the child, in relation to feminism and spirituality.

    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 co-ordinates the MA in Nineteenth Century Studies, as well as contributing more widely to BA and MA programmes in the College of Arts.

    Rebecca founded the Nineteenth-Century Research Group in the Lincoln College of Arts, and was a committee member for the Midlands Inter-Disciplinary Victorian Studies Seminar (2011-16). She is Editor of the Gaskell Journal.

    Department Responsibilities

    Lecturer and seminar tutor in modules on Victorian Literature (co-ordinator), Edwardian Literature, Gothic Literature (designer, co-ordinator), and The Literature of Childhood (designer, co-ordinator). She also contributes to modules on Georgian Literature, Shakespeare and Postcolonialism. Programme Leader for the MA in Nineteenth Century Studies, she co-ordinates MA modules ‘Romantic Legacies’, ‘Nineteenth-Century Past Reflections’ and the Dissertation. She is Study Abroad Co-ordinator for English, and Co-Programme Leader for the BA in English.

    Subject Specialism

    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 — 2009
    • Arts and Humanities Research Council award for MA and PhD studies — 2000

    Professional Affiliations

    • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2004)

    Research Interests

    Research Group Memberships

    • Nineteenth Century Studies Research Group

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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