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0258 Dr Amelia Yeates

Dr Amelia Yeates

Fine and Applied Art
0151 291 3645
Arts and Humanities

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 act 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 have acted as External Examiner for the BA and MA Art History/Museum and Gallery Studies programmes at Aberystwyth University (2010-2012) and am currently an Executive Committee 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.


Edited Books

Pre -Raphaelite Masculinities: Constructions of Masculinity in Pre-Raphaelite Art and Literature, ed. Amelia Yeates and Serena Trowbridge (Ashgate, 2014)

Book Chapters

‘Manliness and Health in the Reception of Edward Burne-Jones’s Work’ (chapter in Pre-Raphaelite Masculinities: Constructions of Masculinity in Pre-Raphaelite Art and Literature, ed. Amelia Yeates and Serena Trowbridge (Ashgate, 2014), pp. 81-100

Contributions to peer-reviewed journals

‘‘A Slave in Leyland’s Back Parlour: The Male Artist in the Victorian Marketplace’, in special issue of Visual Culture in Britain on Visualising Identities: The Male Artist in Nineteenth-Century Britain, ed. Amelia Yeates, 16.2, June 2015, pp. 171-185

'Queer Visual Pleasures and the Policing of Male Sexuality in Responses to Images of David Beckham', Visual Studies, 28.2, 2013, pp. 110-121 (

‘Women’s Reading and Space in Robert Braithwaite Martineau’s The Last Chapter’, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 34:2, April 2012, pp. 117-133 (‘Recent Work on Pygmalion in Nineteenth-Century Literature’, Blackwell Literature Compass, 7.7, July 2010, pp. 586-596 (

Guest co-editorship, including co-written Introduction, of special issue of Critical Survey (Victorian Masculinities), 20:3, December 2008 (;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 ( for Charles Rossiter and Frances Rossiter, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, published online 26 May 2011 (

‘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


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