Beth Mills



College: College of Humanities

I am a PhD candidate funded by the South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership.

After completing my BA in English Language and Literature at the University of Nottingham (First Class Hons) in 2014, I was awarded Distinction in MA English Studies from the University of Exeter in 2016, attaining a high Distinction in my dissertation on Grant Allen's crime serial "An African Millionaire" and his writings on evolution. I also received the Dean's Commendation for Exceptional Performance for English from the Dean of the College of Humanities, and the Dean's Commendation for Outstanding Achievement for MA English Literary Studies from the Dean of Taught Programmes.

I have worked as a Project Assistant on the 'Hardy and Heritage' project and am currently an assistant on the 'Places of Poetry' project. I also represented the Centre for Victorian Studies at the University's Spring Community Day in 2016.

I have presented papers at the SWW DTP STEAM Research Cluster's "Work-in-Progress" conference (2018), at the "Criminal Heritage: Crime, Fiction, and History" conference at LBU (2017), and at the British Society for Literature and Science Winter Symposium (2016). I am scheduled to present at the "Fraud and Forgery in Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century" conference at Aarhus University in June 2018, and am currently co-organising this year's British Association for Victorian Studies conference.