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Caroline Sumpter

Dr Caroline Sumpter

Senior Lecturer

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Research Statement

My research specialisms include Victorian literature and science, the nineteenth-century press and the history of reading, and political appropriations of fantasy (including the fairy tale and science fiction). My first monograph, The Victorian Press and the Fairy Tale, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2008 (paperback 2012). I am the author of a wide range of articles on fin de siecle literature, culture and politics (most recently, on Oscar Wilde, William Morris, Thomas Hardy and Richard Jefferies). I am currently working on a new monograph entitled Moral Fictions: Literature, Evolution and Ethics at the Fin de Siècle, which explores links between fiction and debates over the evolution of morality in the late nineteenth century.



I am the convenor of the level 3 course ENG3097 ('Literature and Science in the Nineteenth-Century: Evolution, Degeneration and the Mind'), and of the Level 2 core ENG2070 ('Literature and Society 1850-1930'). At stage 1, I teach and lecture on ENG1006 ('Sounds of the City: Belfast and Beyond') and lecture on ENG1001 ('English in Transition'). I also supervise undergraduate dissertations.

At MA level, I teach on the Modern Literary Studies programme. I am involved in the 12 week core course 'The Literature of Modernity' and convene a 12 week option module in the second semester Eng7075  'Literary 'Literary Culture at the Fin de Siècle', as well as  supervising MA dissertations.


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