Eleanor Hopkins



College: College of Humanities
Discipline: English
Department: English

Eleanor Hopkins is a SWW DTP funded PhD student, with a specialisation in nineteenth-century literature, technology and the body. She is currently working with Professor John Plunkett (University of Exeter) and Professor Mary Hammond (University of Southampton) on a thesis centred on the concept of the ‘postal body’ in nineteenth-century literature. As the Post Office expanded in the nineteenth century, particularly with the advent of uniform penny postage in 1840, infrastructures, such as sorting houses, travelling post offices and steam packets, had a profound impact on British Victorians’ encounters with and imaginings of the Post Office. 

Eleanor was joint PGR Rep for the Centre for Victorian Studies at Exeter and represented the CVS at Dickens Universe 2019 in UC Santa Cruz. 

Eleanor completed her MA with Distinction at King's College, London, and her undergraduate studies at the University of Exeter.