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Dr. Lisa C. Robertson

I am a Post-Doctoral Associate in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick, where I received my PhD in 2016 as a Chancellor's International Scholar. I previously earned a BA in History in Art and English Literature (Double Major; Distinction) from the University of Victoria (Canada) and an MA (Distinction) from Royal Holloway, University of London.

My current manuscript project, 'Housing Crisis: Home and Identity in Nineteenth-Century London', examines the literary representation of new forms of domestic architecture in the latter half of the nineteenth century. This project evaluates the ways that gendered discourse effected the design and construction of urban housing during the nineteenth-century housing crisis, and indicates the ways these new housing projects served to complicate definitions of home and identity.

My research interests are more broadly concerned with nineteenth-century literature and culture (especially in relation to landscape and the built environment); feminist and gender studies; and intellectual and political history. I have published research in Women's History Review (2015) and English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 (2018).

With Flore Janssen (Birkbeck), I am the co-editor of the forthcoming collection of essays, Margaret Harkness: Writing Social Engagement, 1883-1921 (Manchester University Press, 2018). In 2015 we launched The Harkives: an open-access digital archive of primary materials authored by and about Margaret Harkness.

I have taught broadly across nineteenth-century literature and history, and at a diverse range of institutions including the University of Warwick, Queen Mary, University of London, the University of Oxford, and Cape Breton University. I currently serve as the Secretary of the Literary London Society.

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Literary London 2017



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