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Biography

Dr Katherine Inglis received her PhD from Birkbeck, University of London, in 2009, and joined the University of Edinburgh as Chancellor’s Fellow in the School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures in 2012.

Research Interests

Katherine's research explores the history of reading, the censorship of printed literature, and the intersections between literature of the long nineteenth century, science, and medicine.

She is the author, with Matthew Fellion, of Censored: A Literary History of Subversion & Control (British Library Publishing; McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017). Her work on nineteenth-century literature has been published in the Journal of Victorian Culture, 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, Studies in Hogg and his World, Carlyle Studies Annual, and the George Eliot Review. She has also contributed to recent collections of essays on Elizabeth Gaskell and Scottish medicine and literary culture.

Katherine is working with the Carlyle Letters Project on the Duke-Edinburgh edition of The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle.

 

Teaching

Katherine leads courses in English and Scottish literature, censorship, and literature and medicine. The literature and medicine courses are open to fourth-year and postgraduate students enrolled on English Literature and Scottish Literature degree programmes and students enrolled on the Bachelor of Medical Sciences Intercalated Degree (B.Med.Sci) in Literature and Medicine. You can read more about the Literature and Medicine Intercalated Degree here and watch a short video about the programme here.

Administrative Roles

Co-Director, Edinburgh Health and Medical Humanities Network 

Keywords

  • PR English literature
  • Reading
  • Censorship
  • Medical Humanities
  • Literature and Medicine
  • History of the Book
  • History of Reading
  • Victorian Literature
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature

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