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Alexandra Lewis


Alexandra Lewis took her PhD in English Literature at the University of Cambridge, where she held a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust award and Trinity College research scholarship. She was University Medallist at the University of Sydney, where she completed her BA(Hons). Prior to taking up her Junior Research Fellowship at the IAS Warwick, she was Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Research Interests

Alexandra is currently completing a book entitled Thorns in the Victorian Spirit: Trauma and the Unquiet Mind in the Works of the Brontës and George Eliot. Her research project at the IAS is Re-membering Mnemosyne: Cultural Understandings of Memory, Affect and the Novel, 1792-1901. She has published articles and reviews in Women: A Cultural ReviewJournal of African Literature and CultureBritish Association for Victorian Studies Newsletter, eSharp and antiTHESIS, and has chapters in three forthcoming volumes, Telling Children’s Stories: Narrative Theory and Children’s Literature, ed. Michael Cadden (Frontiers of Narrative Series), Acts of Memory: The Victorians and Beyond, ed. Ryan Barnett and Serena Trowbridge (Cambridge Scholars Publishing) and The Brontës in Context, ed. Marianne Thormählen (Cambridge University Press).


Alexandra has taught English Literature and its Contexts 1830-Present, English Literature and its Contexts,1688-1847 and Victorian Literature for Churchill, Gonville and Caius, Hughes Hall, Robinson, Sidney Sussex, St Edmund’s and Trinity Colleges, Cambridge. In term two, she will be teaching EN227 Romantic and Victorian Poetry.