Naomi Walker


The Two Marys: Shropshire's Feminist Novelists, Mary Cholmondeley (1859-1925) and Mary Webb (1881-1927).

My research explores how the these two Shropshire authors informed the wider literary culture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Particular emphasis is placed on how their work both represented and influenced women. Using GIS (Geographical Information Systems), I am plotting their work within the Shropshire area and using deep mapping techniques to read their texts. I am in the first year of my PhD research and I am studying part-time.