Dr Yvonne Siddle

Visiting Lecturer

Yvonne worked as Senior Lecturer in English until recently. She is continuing her long-standing link with the department as a Visiting Lecturer.




She gained a BA from the University of Ulster before completing both an MA and PhD at Chester.


Yvonne specialises in nineteenth-century literature. Modules she has lectured or taught on include:

  • Studying Literature
  • Approaches to Literature
  • Romantic Literature
  • Victorian Literature
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture
  • Gothic Literature
  • Research Methods

At postgraduate level she teaches on the following modules of the Department's MA in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture:

  • Nineteenth-Century Literature: The Canon and Beyond
  • Nineteenth-Century Culture


Her research interests lie in nineteenth-century literature, and in particular how Ireland, Irish issues and Irishness are represented in works by nineteenth-century British and Irish writers. 

Her PhD thesis examined Anthony Trollope's Irish fiction. She has presented numerous papers on this topic, most recently a paper entitled’ The Female Body in Anthony Trollope’s Irish Fiction’ at the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures Conference in Lille, France, July 2014.


  • ‘An Eye for an Eye – Anthony Trollope’s Gothic Novel?’, Trollopiana, The Journal of the Trollope Society, No 99, Autumn 2014
  • ‘Anthony Trollope’s The Landleaguers’ – entry in The Literary Encyclopedia (April 2014)
  • ‘Anthony Trollope’s Castle Richmond’ – entry in The Literary Encyclopedia (September, 2013)
  • ‘Anthony Trollope’s The Kellys and the O’Kellys – entry in The Literary Encyclopedia (September, 2011)
  • ‘Anthony Trollope's An Eye for an Eye' - entry in The Literary Encyclopedia (July, 2009)
  • ‘Anthony Trollope's The Macdermots of Ballycloran' - entry in The Literary Encyclopedia (September, 2008)
  • ‘Anthony Trollope's Representation of the Great Famine' in Peter Gray (ed.) Victoria's Ireland? Irishness and Britishness, 1837-1901 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2004).