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Dr Laura Wood

I recently completed my PhD in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. My WPRS funded thesis is titled 'Works of Taste and Fancy: The Woman Reader and the Child Reader in Nineteenth Century Literature' and it explores various representations of the reader within works of fiction. I joined the University of Warwick in October 2011, having completed both my BA and MA in English

Dr Laura Wood

Literature at the University of Kent. My MA dissertation, titled 'Indelible Impressions on Our Ingenuous Souls: A Study of Reading and of Walter Pater as Reader', inspired my current research which incorporates my interests in Victorian literature, the act of reading, gender, and close reading.


I am an award winning teacher and I teach on several modules in the English department at Warwick. I also currently hold an Early Career Fellowship from the Institute of Advanced Studies.

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