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,' investigated satirical images of breasts. 

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

Key interests: 

  • The body, anatomy and corporeality 
  • Anatomical illustrations
  • Caricature, satirical prints 
  • Maternity and sexuality, conflicts of identity in motherhood
  • The relationship between artistic representation, social experience and embodiment
  • Transgressive maternal behaviour: ambivalence, rejection, violence and infanticide