Dr Katy Birch BA MA (Wales) PhD (Birmingham)

Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature

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Department of English and Creative Writing

Phone: 01970 628481

Research interests

Katy's research focuses on Victorian women's writing, particularly poetry. Her PhD thesis examined the use of imagery of Darwinian evolution by feminist poets in the last decades of the nineteenth century. She is currently working on a monograph about female contributors to Punch magazine in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


Katy's main teaching interests are in Romantic and Victorian literature. She teaches on the undergraduate modules The Mark of the Beast, Nineteenth-Century Literature and Creative Practice and the MA modules Romanticism's Radical Cultures and Poetry After Darwin. She also contributes to a range of other undergraduate modules.