Professor Vike Martina Plock

Associate Professor


Extension: 4233

Telephone: 01392 724233

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Professor Plock's research and teaching focus on literary modernism and the cultural history of modernity. She is particularly interested in the following authors and topics:

  • international modernism
  • James Joyce
  • Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • Elizabeth Bowen
  • Edith Wharton
  • literature, science, and medicine
  • literature, fashion, and consumer culture
  • interwar women's writing
  • the history of the BBC and the media ecology of the Second World War
  • Anglo-German and German-American Studies

She is the author of Joyce, Medicine and Modernity (2010; paperback 2012), Modernism, Fashion and Interwar Women Writers (2017) and of numerous articles and chapters on James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, Rosamond Lehmann, Sylvia Townsend Warner and Edith Wharton.

From June 2013 to September 2014 she was the Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded research network Tailored Trades: Clothes, Labour and Professional Communities, 1880-1939.

In March 2017 Professor Plock was awarded a sixteen-months research fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust, showcased in the Leverhulme Trust Newsletter (pp. 10-11) in May 2019, to support work on her next monograph Broadcasting to the Enemy: The BBC German Service during the Second World War. The Observer published an article about this new reserach project and Professor Plock was also interviewed on the BBC World Service in April 2017.

A short overview of this current research project can be found on the BBC History Research Blog.

Professor Plock is co-editor of Literature & History and an advisory editor of the James Joyce Quarterly.