Dr Lucy Thompson

Part Time Teacher - English and Creative Writing

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Lucy teaches eighteenth and nineteenth-century literature. Her main research interests are Romanticism, gender, and surveillance theory, with a focus on how surveillance and invigilatory mechanisms were socialised and internalised in the Romantic era, and how this feeds into our experiences today. She is particularly interested in the recovery and analysis of women’s experience of inspection in the long nineteenth century and has explored surveillance under the rubrics of the medicalised body, the domestic body and sexual bodies. Her work also looks at how people engage in self-surveillance and police their own actions based on the fact that they believe others may be watching, as well as peer-to-peer surveillance and how communities monitor one another to ensure rules are enforced. She has recently published articles in Surveillance & Society and is currently working on a book about women's experience of surveillance in the Romantic era. 

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