Organisers

Anna Brecke is a doctoral candidate in Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Rhode Island. She holds MA degrees in both English and Gender/ Cultural Studies from Simmons College in Boston, MA and a Certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies from URI. Anna is an Advisory Board member and area co-chair in Women’s Studies for the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association. Her work can be found in The Victorian and MP: an online feminist journal. Her primary research areas are Victorian poplar fiction, gender and women’s studies, television and fairy tales.

Dr Janine Hatter is a lecturer whose research interests centre on nineteenth-century literature, art and culture, with particular emphasis on popular fiction. She has published on Mary Braddon, Bram Stoker, the theatre and identity, short stories as a genre, and Victorian women’s life writing, as well as on her wider research interests of nineteenth to twenty-first century Science Fiction and the Gothic. She is co-editor of two series: New Paths in Victorian Fiction and Culture and Key Popular Women Writers, both for Edward Everett Root Publishers. Janine is conference co-organiser for the Victorian Popular Fiction Association and has co-founded the Mary Elizabeth Braddon Association. You can follow her on twitter using @janine_hatter, or view her Academia.edu page.

Dr Madeleine Seys  was awarded a PhD from The University of Adelaide (South Australia) in 2015. Her thesis on the use of dress in representations and narratives of femininity and female sexuality in Victorian popular literature was awarded a Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. Madeleine also holds the title of John Howard Clark Scholar. Madeleine is currently a sessional lecturer and tutor in the Department of English and Creative Writing at The University of Adelaide where she teaches eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth-century literature and culture. Her research interests include the narrative and generic conventions of Victorian popular literature, Victorian culture, gender and sexuality, fashion and textile history, and material culture, museology and museum curatorship. Madeleine is Costume Curator at the National Trust of South Australia’s Ayers House Museum. Her essay on dress and female literary subjectivities in M. E. Braddon’s The Doctor’s Wife has recently been published in the edited collection Changing the Victorian Subject (The University of Adelaide Press, 2014). Madeleine’s work on fashion history can be found on The Conversation (Australia).

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