Dr Emma Short
Teaching Fellow in Victorian and Modernist Literature
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I am a Teaching Fellow in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Literature in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University. I am the module convenor for SEL2207 Modernisms and SEL2210 Independent Research Project in 2016-17 (both Semester Two).
PhD, ‘No Place Like Home: The Hotel in Modernist Women’s Writing’ - Newcastle University (AHRC-funded)
M.A.(Dist.) in Modern and Contemporary Studies - Newcastle University
B.A. (1st Hons) in English Literature & Philosophy - Oxford Brookes University
My research focuses primarily on literature of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and in particular on space, movement and embodiment in modernist, middlebrow and popular fiction, as well as on literatures of travel. I also have a secondary research interest in contemporary literature.
I am currently completing my monograph on the hotel in British fiction from 1850-1939. which explores the way in which the hotel functions across the boundaries of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century literature, providing a reading of modernist, middlebrow, and popular fiction. Alongside this, I am also working on my next research project on British traveller Gertrude Bell's literary heritage and the making of the modern Middle East, which places her writings alongside the fiction and non-fiction she read prior to and during her travels.
'An Important Part of National Work': Women and Leisure during the First World War (AHRC) - Co-PI with Dr Stacy Gillis
SEL1030: Close Reading
SEL2204: Victorian Passions
SEL3308: Murder, Mystery, Mayhem: British Detective Fiction, 1850-1950
SEL2207: Modernisms (Module Convenor)
SEL2210: Independent Research Project (Module Convenor)
- Short E. "Those eyes kohl blackened enflame": Re-reading the Feminine in Gertrude Bell's Early Travel Writing. Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing 2015, 16(1), 8-28.
- Short E. ‘“One is somehow suspended”: Katherine Mansfield, Elizabeth Bowen, and the Spaces In Between’. In: Gildersleeve, J; Smith, P J, ed. Elizabeth Bowen: Innovation, Experiment, and Literary Reputation. Evanstown, IL, USA: Northwestern University Press, 2016. In Press.
- Paul L, Johnston R, Short E, ed. Children's Literature and Culture of the First World War. New York: Routledge, 2016.
- Short E. "Always Coming and Going”: The In-Between Spaces of Elizabeth Bowen’s Early Novels. In: Gomez Reus, T; Gifford, T, ed. Women in Transit Through Literary Liminal Spaces. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2013, pp.125-138.
- Short E. ‘Making Up, or Making Over: Reconstructing the Modern Female Author’. In: Cooper, K. and Short, E, ed. The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fiction. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2012.
- Cooper K, Short E, ed. The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fiction. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2012.