Dr. Charlotte Mathieson is an Associate Fellow in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, where she teaches and researches nineteenth-century literature.
Dr. Mathieson completed her PhD in November 2010; her thesis, entitled ‘Bodies in Transit: Mobility, Embodiment and Space in the mid-nineteenth century Novel,’ explored narratives of mobility in novels including Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield, Little Dorrit and Dombey and Son alongside other novelists of the period.
Dr. Mathieson has presented on Dickens at a number of conferences: most recently she presented “‘A moving and a moving on’: Mobility, Space and the Nation in Dickens’s Bleak House” at Dickens Day 2011 in October. She has also presented two papers on Dickens’s Little Dorrit, including “’The Formation of a Surface:’ Travelling Bodies in Dickens’s Little Dorrit” in July 2011 at the University of Lincoln’s conference Travel in the Nineteenth Century: Narratives, Histories and Collections.
Dr. Mathieson’s current research centres around mobility as a structural principle in realist narratives of the mid-nineteenth century in the context of contemporary cultural concerns around nation, global space and travel.