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Dr Verity Hunt 

Research Fellow

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I joined English in 2012. I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow, working on a Leverhulme Trust-funded project investigating the poetics of location-based narratives in nineteenth-century places. I have previously taught at the University of Reading, the University of Winchester, Bath Spa University and Southampton. I studied at Cardiff University (BA) and the University of Reading (MA, PhD).





Research interests

I work on intersections between nineteenth-century literature, technology and visual culture. I am interested in thinking about the material and conceptual connections between Victorian audio/visual technologies and the book. Other research interests include toy/novelty books, optical toys and keepsakes, paper ephemera and the Great Exhibition and Crystal Palace.

In my current role as postgraduate research fellow, I am developing interests in the role of the digital humanities in Victorian studies. Working collaboratively with colleagues in English and Electronics and Computer Science, I am exploring the poetics of location-based narratives in three nineteenth-century places: the Emigrants’ Home in Southampton, the Bournemouth Natural Science Society and the Crystal Palace Park at Sydenham.

I have published on Victorian visual education, optical toys and shows and the Crystal Palace. My book, The Victorian eBook: Literature and Electrical Technologies of Representation, 1875-1910, is forthcoming with Edinburgh University Press.



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I have previously taught and convened modules in nineteenth-century literature and culture at Southampton. I currently contribute teaching on digital fiction and nineteenth-century places on Writing Place.

Dr Verity Hunt
English, Faculty of Humanities University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ

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