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20082019

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Biography

My research is interdisciplinary, located at the intersection between literature, humour and science in the long nineteenth century. I am completing a monograph, The Call to Levity: Laughter, Evolution and the Victorian Literary Imagination 1830-1910 (forthcoming Oxford University Press & the British Academy, 2021); and with Martin Priestman, co-edited a special edition of Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net, 'Evolution and Literature: The Two Darwins' (2016), including my essay, 'Charles Darwin's "Scientific Wit": Incongruity, Species Fixity & the Nonsense of Looking.' I have also recently edited a collection of essays, Victorian Comedy and Laughter: Conviviality, Jokes and Dissent (forthcoming Palgrave, 2020), which includes my essay 'George Eliot's Jokes.' I have published on Charles Kingsley, Emily Brontë, George Eliot and ME Braddon, and with Mark Knight, edited Religion, Literature and the Imagination (Bloomsbury, 2010). At Roehampton, I teach a third-year course based on my research called Laughing Victorians. 

Qualifications

BA, MA, PhD (Roehampton)

British Academy PDF (King's College London)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching

Courses Taught at Roehampton:

Origins of Genre: The Gothic (1st year)

Victorian Literature (2nd year)

Victorian Literature & Culture (3rd Year): Laughing Victorians & Victorian Thought Worlds

Dissertation & Professional Development (3rd Year)

PhD Supervision:

Mollie Clarke, AHRC TECHNE-funded PhD, 'Female Cross-Dressing, Genre and Popular Literary Forms from 1830 to 1900' (Autumn 2017-)   (Lead Supervisor with Dr Mary Shannon)

Dr Milena Kozic, King's College London PhD,  'Notes about Nothing: Seinfeld and the "Affect Machine"' (2010 - July 2013, passed, no corrections)   (Co-Supervisor with Professor Rosalind Gill)

Lauren Ryall-Stockton, Wellcome-funded PhD, 'Making Object: Affect & Surgically Anatomised Remains from the 19th Century to the 21st Century'   (Co-Supervisor with Dr Mike Brown)

Jay Sullivan, 'Touching the Past: Mummy Fiction, the Masculine Middlebrow & the Sensory Space of Late Victorian Museum Culture 1884-1919'  (Lead Supervisor with Dr Mary Shannon) (Autumn 2019  -)

Alastair Sherwood, AHRC TECHNE-funded PhD, 'Seeing the Funny Side: Slapstick, Visuality & Victorian Literary Form' (Lead Supervisor with Dr Tony Paraskeva)  (Autumn 2019 -)

 

Research projects

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship, King's College London, Dept of English 2009-12 Out Loud: Fiction, Masculinities & The Science of Laughter (1860-1910), £236,844

AHRC Doctoral Funding, Roehampton University, Dept of English 2006-8 Charles Kingsley and the Politics of Authorship, £32,000

Research interests

Victorian comedy and laughter; Charles Darwin; George Eliot; Victorian science; nonsense fiction

Professional affiliations

British Society for Literature and Science

British Association of Victorian Studies

Research Output

Open Access
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Evolution and Literature: The Two Darwins Introduction to the Special Edition: Romanticism on the Net

Lee, L., 1 Mar 2019, In : ronjournal.org. Spring-Fall, 66-67, p. 1-17 17 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Open Access
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George Eliot's Jokes

Lee, L., 1 Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press) Victorian Comedy and Laughter: Conviviality, Jokes and Dissent. Palgrave Macmillan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Victorian Comedy and Laughter: Conviviality, Jokes & Dissent (Introduction)

Lee, L., Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press) Palgrave Macmillan. 33 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

The Tyrant Text: Narrative Imperiousness in Wuthering Heights"

Lee, L., May 2016, Blackwell Companion to The Brontes eds. Diane Long Hoeveler and Deborah Denenholz Morse . Wiley, p. 81-100

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Prizes

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

Louise Lee (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Journal of Victorian Culture Graduate Essay Prize

Louise Lee (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

  • 4 Participation in conference
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

"This Unpredictable Person": Charles Kingsley at 200The Gladstone Library, Hawarden, UK

Louise Lee (Speaker)

20 Jul 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

'Did George Eliot Have a Theory of Laughter?'

Louise Lee (Invited speaker)

17 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

George Eliot and Her Circle

Louise Lee (Keynote/plenary speaker)

17 May 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Reading and Replicating Bodies: Mimicry in Medicine and Culture 1790-1914

Louise Lee (Invited speaker)

26 Mar 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

The Two Darwins: Evolution, Writing & Inheritance in the Works of Charles and Erasmus Darwin

Louise Lee (Organiser)

4 Sep 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Press / Media

BBC Radio Three The Science of Baby Laughs

Louise Lee

15/12/15

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media