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Research Interests

The life and work of William Morris. Nineteenth-century literature, particularly medievalism, the development of the romance form, gothic writing and utopian writing; nineteenth-century Socialism and Communism and the development of revolutionary ideals; nineteenth-century aesthetics, including Pre-Raphaelitism, architecture and the Arts and Crafts movement; nineteenth-century explorations of Iceland and the revival of the literature of the Great Old North.

Phillippa has recently published a co-edited collection of essays on William Morris’s literary, aesthetic and political legacy in the twenty-first century and is also working on a book on William Morris’s Last Romances.

Supervision

Alicia De Barry; English and Creative Writing

Gender and Childhood in Andrew Lang's Fairy Tales.

 

Meghann Hillier-Broadley;English and Creative Writing

Reading the Anthropocene in Post-War Children's Fantasy Literature.

 

Hanaa Jan; English and Creative Writing

Texts between two cultures:challenges of translation in the Arabic versions of Jane Ayre & Frankenstein 1986 - 2012.

 

Meriem Lamara; English and Creative Writing

A Study of the Gothic in Young Adult Fiction.

Teaching Interests

Phillippa is currently Module Leader for the following modules:

  • Nineteenth-Century Literature (Level 4)
  • Gothic Literature (Level 5)
  • Wonders Dreams and Marvels: Victorian Fantasy Writing (Level 6)
  • Brave New Worlds (Level 7).

Other areas of teaching expertise include Eighteenth-Century Literature and Romanticism.

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Research Output

Radical Tales: Rethinking the Politics of William Morris's Last Romances

Bennett, P. R., 1 Feb 2015, To Build a Shadowy Isle of Bliss: William Morris’s Radicalism and the Embodiment of Dreams. Weinroth, M. & Leduc Browne, P. (eds.). Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, p. 85-105 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

Wonderlands: The Last Romances of William Morris

Bennett, P., 11 Aug 2015, Peter Lang. 230 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Educating for Utopia: William Morris on useful learning versus 'useless toil'

    Bennett, P., 1 Jul 2013, In : The Journal of William Morris Studies. 20, 2, p. 54-72 19 p., 2.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

  • Rethinking the politics of William Morris's last romances

    Bennett, P., 1 Aug 2013, In : The Victorian. 1, 1, p. 1-14 14 p., 1.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

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  • The fallen woman in Victorian literature

    Bennett, P., 4 Sep 2012.

    Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaper

  • Victorian sensation fiction

    Bennett, P., 12 Jun 2012.

    Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaper

  • Rejuvenating our sense of wonder: the last romances of William Morris

    Bennett, P., Bennett, P. (ed.) & Miles, R. (ed.), 1 Sep 2010, William Morris in the Twenty-First Century. Oxford: Peter Lang, Vol. 20. p. 209-228 287 p. (Cultural interactions : studies in the relationship between the arts).

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

    Riot, romance and revolution: William Morris and the art of war

    Bennett, P., 1 Jan 2010, In : The Journal of William Morris Studies. 18, 4, p. 22-35 14 p., 4.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Prizes

  • Activities

    • 5 Seminar
    • 3 Public lecture/debate/seminar
    • 2 Organising a conference or workshop

    Friends of the Bodleian Library

    Phillippa Bennett (Visiting lecturer)

    12 Jun 2018

    Activity: Public Engagement and OutreachPublic lecture/debate/seminarResearch

    William Morris Society

    Phillippa Bennett (Visiting lecturer)

    Feb 2017

    Activity: Public Engagement and OutreachPublic lecture/debate/seminarResearch

    ‘Educate and Agitate: William Morris and the Meaning of Education’

    Phillippa Bennett (Speaker)

    23 Jan 2015

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSeminarResearch

    Teaching the Victorians

    Phillippa Rachael Bennett (Speaker)

    24 Jun 2011

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSeminarResearch

    William Morris in the Twenty-First Century

    Phillippa Bennett (Participant)

    2007

    Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopOrganising a conference or workshopResearch

    From Highgate to Upmeads: William Morris and the Art of Violence

    Phillippa Bennett (Speaker)

    2007

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSeminarResearch

    Riot, Romance and Revolution.

    Phillippa Bennett (Speaker)

    2007

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSeminarResearch

    William Morris Society

    Phillippa Bennett (Visiting lecturer)

    2006

    Activity: Public Engagement and OutreachPublic lecture/debate/seminarResearch