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Dr Catherine Wynne

Senior Lecturer/ Director of Postgraduate Taught (English subject group) / Ambassador for the School of Arts FACE Employee Experience

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of The Arts

Summary

Catherine specialises in 19th and post-19th century literature and visual culture, with particular focus on the Gothic, war art, Victorian theatre, travel writing, and colony and empire.

She has published monographs on Bram Stoker and Arthur Conan Doyle, and has written a biography of Lady Butler, Victorian Britain’s leading war artist.

Catherine has spoken about Stoker at the British Library and has been a guest expert on her research areas for the BBC World Service, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 (Woman’s Hour) and BBC 2 television. She also co-wrote the voice-over for a Stoker documentary for Irish Television (RTÉ).

Undergraduate

- MA in English (Creative Writing and English Literature)

- Creative Writing and English

- English

- English and American Literature and Culture

Modules:

- Gothic (level 6, Convenor)

- Voyage Out: Travel, Empire and Cultural Encounters (Level 5, Convenor)

- Reading Fiction (Level 4)

- Dissertation

- Bram Stoker: Literature, Theatre and the Gothic (Level 7, Convenor)

- Guided Independent Research Essay (Level 7)

- MA Dissertation (Level 7, Convenor)

Book

Lady Butler: War artist and traveller, 1846-1933

Wynne, C. (2019). Lady Butler: War artist and traveller, 1846-1933

Bram Stoker and the stage: reviews, reminiscences, essays and fiction

C. Wynne (Ed.), (2012). Bram Stoker and the stage: reviews, reminiscences, essays and fiction

Book Chapter

Popular Fiction in Performance: Gaskell, Collins and Stevenson on Stage

Wynne, C. (2016). Popular Fiction in Performance: Gaskell, Collins and Stevenson on Stage. In New Directions in Popular Fiction, 327-348. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-52346-4_16

The Du Mauriers and Stoker: Gothic Transformations of Whitby and Cornwall

Wynne, C. (2016). The Du Mauriers and Stoker: Gothic Transformations of Whitby and Cornwall. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137465047_13

Journal Article

Imperial and War trauma in Kipling

Wynne, C. (2012). Imperial and War trauma in Kipling

Research interests

- Bram Stoker

- Arthur Conan Doyle

- Lady Butler

- Gothic

- Victorian literature and culture

- War art from the Victorians to the First World War

- Victorian theatre

- Empire and colony

- Travel writing

Postgraduate supervision

Catherine welcomes PhD applications from students who are interested in the following areas: Gothic, 19th-century British and Irish writing, travel writing and illustration, Victorian melodrama, Bram Stoker, Conan Doyle, Lady Butler, postcolonial writing.

Completed PhDs

- Dr David Beck, 'I see you have quite gone over to the supernaturalists': The spiritual and scientific Arthur Conan Doyle (2012)

- Dr Sara Williams, The Maternal Gaze in the Gothic (2011)

Current PhD supervisions

Primary supervisor for two current international PhD students. One is working on the family in postcolonial writing and the second on Brian Friel. Also co-supervising a PhD in Creative Writing (a novel).