I am a Registered Practitioner of the Higher Education Academy (since January 2007). Teaching specialisms include: 19th century art; early 20th century European art; American and European art c. 1945-1975; contemporary British art; critical theory; gender theory.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities: Provision of Art History at Levels 1 and 2; dissertation supervision at Level 3; Award Co-ordinator for the MA Art History and Curating.
External roles: I am External Examiner for BA and MA Art History/Museum and Gallery Studies programmes at Aberystwyth University (since April 2010) and am an Executive Commitee member of BAVS (British Association of Victorian Studies).
My research interests are nineteenth-century art and literature, contemporary British art, gender theory, contemporary masculinities and postfeminism. My doctoral research was on Edward Burne-Jones' Pygmalion and the Image paintings and their relation to contemporary notions of artistic masculinity. My MA dissertation was on representations of women reading in Victorian art.
Contributions to peer-reviewed journals
'Queer Visual Pleasures and the Policing of Male Sexuality in Responses to Images of David Beckham', Visual Studies (forthcoming)
‘Women’s Reading and Space in Robert Braithwaite Martineau’s The Last Chapter’, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 34:2, April 2012, pp. 117-133 (http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/gncc20/34/2)
‘Recent Work on Pygmalion in Nineteenth-Century Literature’, Blackwell Literature Compass, 7.7, July 2010, pp. 586-596 (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1741-4113.2010.00718.x/abstract)
Guest co-editorship, including co-written Introduction, of special issue of Critical Survey (Victorian Masculinities), 20:3, December 2008 (http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/berghahn/csurv/2008/00000020/00000003;jsessionid=cdwtava99ux1.alice)
‘Ruskin, Women’s Reading, and Commodity Culture’, special issue of Nineteenth-Century Prose on John Ruskin (Guest Editor: Professor Sharon Aronofsky Weltman), 35:1, Spring 2008, pp. 135-160
Contributions to Non Peer-Reviewed Journals and other publications:
Don't Ask for the Mona Lisa: How to Propose, Prepare and Organise an Exhibition (co-edited with Heather Birchall), Association of Art Historians, January 2012 (http://www.aah.org.uk/publications/museums)
Entry for Charles Rossiter and Frances Rossiter, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, published online 26 May 2011 (http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/101041?docPos=2)
‘‘I get all fluttery and birdlike’: Desperate Romantics and the Re-writing of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood’, Review of the Pre-Raphaelite Society, Spring 2010, pp, 52-59
‘Robert Braithwaite Martineau: Pre-Raphaelite Associate’, Review of the Pre-Raphaelite Society, Spring 2009 (Winner of the John Pickard Essay Prize 2008), pp. 16-26
‘Writing the Pre-Raphaelites: Text, Context, Subtext, edited by Michaela Giebelhausen and Tim Barringer, Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies, 20, Spring 2011, pp. 90-94
‘Borderline Citizens: Women Gender and Political Culture in Britain, 1815-1867 by Kathryn Gleadle’, Gender and History, 23.1, April 2011, pp. 195-196
‘Poetry and the Pre-Raphaelite Arts: Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Morris by Elizabeth K. Helsinger’, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 32.3, 2010, pp. – pp. 267-269
‘Art for Art’s Sake: Aestheticism in Victorian Painting by Elizabeth Prettejohn’, Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies, 18, Spring 2009, pp. 103-104
‘Writing on the Image: Reading William Morris ed. David Latham’, Journal of William Morris Studies, Summer 2008, pp. 129-133
‘Masculinities in British Art and Literature, 1750-1900’ (review of Gender at Work in Victorian Culture: Literature, Art and Masculinity by Martin A. Danahay and Bodybuilding: Reforming Masculinities in British Art 1750-1810 by Martin Myrone), Art History, 30:2, April 2007, pp. 289-293