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Professor Corinna Wagner

Research supervision

I am happy to work with candidates on PhD topics in the following areas:

  • Visual culture and art history, from the 18th to the 20th centuries
  • Medical Humanities topics, history of medicine
  • Body studies
  • Gothic literature, especially Victorian
  • 19th century architectural photography
  • Victorian urban reform 

Please do email me if you have coinciding interests.


Research students

I have supervised PhD theses on the subjects of eco-criticism and landscape in Romantic literature, on the 'Pin-up,' sexuality and gender, and on postmodern fantasy, 'splatterpunk,' and postcolonialism, on materialism, manuscripts and the poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley (Bysshe Coffey). 

I am currently supervising PhD theses on sensation fiction and modernity (James Green), on masculinity, European style, and Chinese 'face' in the art of Xu Beihong (Aihua Zhou), and on women's bodies, maternity and caricature in the eighteenth century (Katie Snow). I am also co-supervising theses on Victorian spiritualism and queer sexuality and modern gothic literature.