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Asha Hornsby

Teaching Associate, Faculty of Arts



After completing a BA in English & History (Exeter University), and an MA in English Literary Studies (Durham University), I was awarded AHRC funding for doctoral studies at UCL. I am currently writing a monograph for CUP based on my thesis; The Pen and the Scalpel: Vivisection and Late Victorian Culture represents a literary-cultural study of nineteenth-century animal experimentation. I have published on related subjects in Victorian Review (2019) and a second article is forthcoming in the Journal of Victorian Culture. Before joining Nottingham, I taught at UCL, Queen Mary University, and the University of St Andrews.

Expertise Summary

Victorian literature and culture; nineteenth-century science; medical humanities; eco-criticism; blue humanities; periodical studies; life-writing; social movement literature.

My research scrutinises the interplay between medical science, public health anxieties, and nineteenth-century culture. One major research strand concerns vivisection. A second, begun whilst a Visiting Research Fellow at UCL's Institute of Advanced Studies (2021-22), centers on the social and cultural impact of nineteenth-century marine medicine. Both projects are equally invested in highlighting ties between the aesthetic and epistemic, and in reading literary works alongside texts not commonly valued for their representational complexity.

Teaching Summary

I currently teach on the undergraduate modules 'Studying Literature' and 'Victorian and Fin de Si├Ęcle Literature'.

School of English

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