Katie Baker

Visiting Lecturer

Qualifications

BA (Hons) English Language and Literature (University of Liverpool); MA Victorian Literature (University of Liverpool).

Overview

Katie completed her BA and MA at the University of Liverpool. She is currently working on her PhD thesis at the University of Chester, which explores the ‘radical voices’ of Elizabeth Gaskell and Margaret Oliphant.

Teaching

Katie has experience teaching on the following modules

  • EN4001 Studying Literature
  • EN6022 Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture

Postgraduate modules:

  • MA The Sensational Nineteenth-Century
  • MA The Nineteenth-Century City

Research

Katie is currently working on her PhD thesis which focuses on the radical voices of Elizabeth Gaskell and Margaret Oliphant. Her research explores Gaskell’s consideration of the ‘fallen woman’ and Oliphant’s creation of the businesswoman in the nineteenth-century. Her research interests include nineteenth-century literature, gender, the ‘fallen’ woman and the New Woman.

Conference papers:

May 2013 – ‘Representing the ‘Fallen’ Woman’ (Introduction to Research), Faculty of Humanities Postgraduate Symposium (University of Chester)

May 2014 – ‘The Female Re-Writing of Fallenness: Gaskell’s Mary Barton (1848)’, Faculty of Humanities Postgraduate Symposium (University of Chester)

July 2014 – ‘Rewriting Fallenness: Mary Barton’, ICVWW Inaugural International Conference of Victorian Women Writers (Canterbury Christchurch University)

May 2015 – ‘Elizabeth Gaskell, Rewriting Fallenness: Esther’, Faculty of Humanities Postgraduate Symposium (University of Chester)

November 2015 – ‘Elizabeth Gaskell and the Spectrum of Fallenness: Placing Margaret and Cynthia’, Postgraduate Research Afternoon (University of Chester)