Katie Snow



College: College of Humanities
Discipline: English
Department: Department of English

Recent publication: Violent discharges: the French breast in British revolutionary era caricature in Women's History Review (September 2020) 

My PhD thesis, 'Satirising the breast: representations of trangressive femininity in late eighteenth-century British caricature,' investigates satirical images of the female breast. 

Situated within the medical humanities, my research draws upon a wide cultural body of work - medical texts, diaries, letters, magazines, poetry, and novels in addition to satirical and pornographic prints.

Key interests: 

  • The body, anatomy and corporeality 
  • Maternity and sexuality, conflicts of identity in motherhood
  • The relationship between representation, experience and embodiment
  • Graphic satire
  • Transgressive maternal behaviour: ambivalence, rejection, violence and infanticide (and the pathologising of these)

My research is funded by a Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship.

I am a fellow of the Royal HIstorical Society and serve as the Postgraduate Lead for the Sexual Knowledge Unit.