College: College of Humanities
Research Centre/Unit: Centre for Victorian Studies
My interest in Victorian studies began during my Bachelor's degree, during which I became particularly interested in the figure of the New Woman. It was during this time that I also became aware of my aptitude for writing about comparative literature.
During my Master's degree, which I had originally intended to focus on Victorian literature, I became increasingly interested in film studies, and finally decided to write a dissertation about literature and film, which explored the issues arising from the difficulty of transposing literary characters to the filmic medium in the two adaptations of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. After leaving the University of Exeter, I spent two years at the University of Salamanca (Spain), where I had the opportunity to pursue my interest in the relationship between literature and film when writing a dissertation about the structural influence of the 'short story composite' genre on Robert Altman's Short Cuts. Having started to teach English language as a part time job during my time in Spain, I completed my Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults and taught English for two years in Rome, before returning to Exeter to start my PhD, 'Representations of Female Eroticism and Desire in Britain and France: 1850 - 1900'.
Italian and Spanish: Native speaker
German, Russian and Portuguese: Basic