Literary Culture, Meritocracy and the Assessment of Intelligence in Britain and America, 1880-1920
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Dr Sara Lyons

Principal Investigator

To date, my research has concentrated primarily on Victorian poetry and critical prose; aestheticism, decadence, and…

Dr Michael Collins


My research has a number of distinct but interlinked strands. First, I write about antebellum American literature,…

Fran Bigman

Research Associate

My research stresses the two-way relationship between the development of cultural forms and the development of ideas…