Katie Snow



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



My research investigates the cultural wedding of feminine identity with maternity. Specifically, it considers the effect this has upon female sexuality. My work focuses on late eighteeth century literature and culture, from poetry, medical texts and diaries to pornographic satirical prints.

Key interests: 

  • Gender and sex stereotypes 
  • Conflicts of identity in motherhood
  • Transgressive maternal behaviour: ambivalence, rejection, violence and infanticide (and the pathologising of these)
  • Eighteenth century 'cult of idealised motherhood'
  • Eighteenth century satirical prints of women
  • Radical women in the French Revolution

I am a recipient of the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Postgraduate Research.