Phillippa Bennett

Dr

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20052015
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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.

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Phillippa Bennett is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

William Morris Arts & Humanities
Romance Arts & Humanities
Fine Art Society Arts & Humanities
Decorative Arts Arts & Humanities
Nottinghamshire Arts & Humanities
Fiction Arts & Humanities
Socialist Arts & Humanities
Victorian Era Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2005 2015

Wonderlands: The Last Romances of William Morris

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

Research output: Book/Report typesBookResearchpeer-review

Wonderland
William Morris
Romance
Socialism
Original Story

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

William Morris
Education
Utopia
Socialist
Public Education

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
William Morris
Romance
Socialist
Ideal
Victorian Era

The fallen woman in Victorian literature

Bennett, P., 4 Sep 2012.

Research output: Contribution to conference typesPaperResearch

Decorative Arts
Nottinghamshire
Victorian Literature
Fine Art Society
Thomas Hardy

Victorian sensation fiction

Bennett, P., 12 Jun 2012.

Research output: Contribution to conference typesPaperResearch

Victorian Era
Fiction
Decorative Arts
Nottinghamshire
Fine Art Society

Prizes

Activities 2005 2018

  • 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)
Jan 2015

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSeminarResearch

Teaching the Victorians

Phillippa Rachael Bennett (Speaker)
2011

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSeminarResearch

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

Phillippa Bennett (Speaker)
2007

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSeminarResearch