Dr Julie-Marie Strange - Further information
I am happy to supervise postgraduate work on any area of social and cultural history in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but especially welcome students interested in the history of death and/or emotion, cultural histories of the body, sensation fiction, and any cultural-history-inclined trainspotters wanting to study railways.
Current PhD students are studying a diverse range of topics including Settlement Houses in secular and spiritual philanthropy; cultures of commemoration in World War One; the death and afterlife of Marilyn Monroe; and, the tripartite education system and narratives of failure.
My teaching reflects the breadth and diversity of research interests: I currently teach undergraduate courses on Victorian Manchester and Victorian Cultures of Death and Bereavement and co-teach Childhood and Gender in the Twentieth Century with Dr. Penny Tinkler.
As director of the Victorian Studies MA, I convene the core course for Victorian Studies on 'Reading the Victorian', a course exploring interdisciplinary approaches to understanding Victorian mentalities and expereinces. This has been augmented in recent years with modules on the fin-de-siecle and the prostitute in Victorian culture. Other postgraduate teaching addresses gender history, the monarchy in nineteenth century