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Research interests

Dr Victoria Margree is a specialist in the literature of the 19th and early 20th centuries, and in women's writing and feminist theory. She has published a book on the second wave feminist theorist, Shulamith Firestone; and co-edited an essay collection on fin de siecle popular fiction author, Richard Marsh. She is also co-founder of the Short Story Network, a network for researchers of the short story of the long 19th century.

She is currently completing a monograph entitled 'British Women's Short Supernatural Fiction, 1860-1930: Our Own Ghostliness' (Palgrave, forthcoming November 2019). This explores how the ghost story functioned as a public forum for negotiating women's experiences in rapidly changing social conditions, looking at stories by Margaret Oliphant, Charlotte Riddell, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Edith Nesbit, Alice Perrin, Eleanor Scott and Violet Hunt.

Supervisory Interests

She is particularly interested in supervising research projects in the areas of feminist theory, Victorian and Edwardian fiction, Gothic and supernatural fiction, women's writing and the short story.

Scholarly biography

Dr Margree completed a BA Honours degree in Philosophy and Literature at the University of Sussex in 1995, and went on to take a Master’s Degree in English Literature: Critical Theory at Sussex in 1996. In 1998 she obtained AHRB funding to complete a DPhil in English Literature at Sussex, exploring constructions of ‘madness’ and ‘abnormality’ in the theoretical work of French philosophers Gaston Bachelard and Georges Canguilhem, and in literary fictions by Maurice Blanchot and Bessie Head.

Following the completion of her DPhil in 2002, Margree worked as a Visiting Lecturer for a number of institutions before taking up her full-time post at the University of Brighton in September 2006.

Approach to teaching

Teaching and research as complementary activities underline Dr Margree's approach. Her recent book on Shulamith Firestone was informed by ten years' experience of discussing this thinker with undergraduate students on a course on feminism on the Humanities programme. She also hugely enjoys discussing Victorian Gothic fiction with BA students. She believes in teaching in small group seminars that enable students to articulate their own positions and to learn from one another as well as from academics.

Keywords

  • PR English literature
  • Popular fiction
  • Victorian literature
  • Edwardian literature
  • Women's writing
  • Ghost stories
  • Gothic fiction
  • Crime fiction
  • B Philosophy (General)
  • Feminism
  • Feminist philosophy
  • critical theory

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

Fiction Arts & Humanities
Gothic Arts & Humanities
Writer Arts & Humanities
Popular Fiction Arts & Humanities
Short Story Arts & Humanities
Supernatural Arts & Humanities
Novel Arts & Humanities
Short Fiction Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2007 2019

British Women's Short Supernatural Fiction, 1860-1930: Our Own Ghostliness

Margree, V., Oct 2019, (Accepted/In press) Palgrave Macmillan.

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authored

Supernatural
Fiction
Gothic
Waves
Corpse

Edith Nesbit

Margree, V., 4 Jun 2019

Research output: Non-textual outputWeb publication/site

Writer

Shulamith Firestone: Xenofeminist Before Her Time?

Margree, V., 24 Jan 2019

Research output: Non-textual outputWeb publication/site

Shulamith Firestone: why the radical feminist who wanted to abolish pregnancy remains relevant

Margree, V., 12 Aug 2019

Research output: Non-textual outputWeb publication/site

Open Access
pregnancy
dialectics
abortion
exploitation
writer

The Victorian Short Story Forum: An Introduction

Margree, V., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Canada and USA : Victorian Review.

Research output: Other contribution

Victorian Era
Short Story
Symposium
Brighton
Popular Fiction