Dr Janine Hatter is Programme Manager of the Postgraduate Training Scheme (PGTS) at the University of Hull and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. The PGTS is an accredited training programme for PhD, MPhil and Masters by Thesis researchers. The scheme’s overall aim is to develop PGRs’ research, professional and personal skills to prepare them for life as a postgraduate in their research environment and subsequent career by enhancing their employability. Janine is Module Leader for the flagship ‘Modern Researcher’ suit of modules, which cover PGR Essential Skills, Knowledge and Training; Research Culture, Dissemination and Communication; and Thesis Finalisation, Publication and Employability.
Janine’s academic research interests centre on nineteenth-century literature, art and culture, with particular emphasis on popular fiction. She has published on Mary Braddon, Bram Stoker, the theatre and identity, short stories as a genre, and Victorian women’s life writing, as well as on her wider research interests of nineteenth to twenty-first century Science Fiction and the Gothic.
She is co-editor of two series: New Paths in Victorian Fiction and Culture and Key Popular Women Writers, both for Edward Everett Root Publishers. While she is co-editing a collection on Fashion and Material Culture in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals, her monograph for the latter series examines Mary Braddon’s life, fiction and periodical publication processes from a contemporaneous and contemporary feminist perspective, with an emphasis on gender and genre.
She has edited special issues on ‘Werewolves: Studies in Transformations’ for Revenant, ‘Gender in Victorian Popular Fiction, Art and Culture’ with Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, and ‘Supernatural in the Nineteenth Century’ for Supernatural Studies, as well as three special issues on ‘Age and Gender in Feminist Speculative Fiction’ for Femspec.
Janine is Co-President of the Victorian Popular Fiction Association and has co-founded the Mary Elizabeth Braddon Association. She is also a keen conference co-organiser, having ran VPFA’s annual conference and Study Days from 2014-2022, while at the University of Hull she has co-organised ‘The Mary Elizabeth Braddon Public Engagement and Study Day’ (2015), ‘“Viewer, I married him”: Reading (Re)productions of the Long Nineteenth Century’ (2012), ‘Ph.D. Experience Conference’ (2011) and ‘Great Expectations: Researchers in Progress’ (2009).