Dr Charlotte Mathieson

Research Interests

My research interests include

  • Victorian fiction
  • Travel literature
  • Mobilities studies
  • Cultural geographies
  • Gender and feminist theory
  • Medical humanities
  • Neo-Victorian fiction


In 2016-17 I am teaching :

ELI1010: Theories of Reading I (convenor)

ELI1022: History of English Literature II (convenor)

ELI2031: Romantic Literature 1789-1830 (convenor)

ELI2024: Radical Subjectivities

Departmental Duties

Professional Training Year liaison tutor

Contact Me

Phone: 01483 68 9756

Find me on campus
Room: 41 AC 05

My office hours

Tuesday 9-11 am, 

Friday 11-12pm


Journal articles

  • Mathieson CE, Olowookere K. (2016) 'Introduction: New Writings in Feminist Studies'. Bridgewater State College Journal of International Women’s Studies, 17 (2), pp. 1-4.
  • Mathieson CE. (2014) 'The Reception of Charles Dickens in Europe, by Michael Hollington (ed). (London: Bloomsbury, 2013), 2 vols. 978-1847060969'. Edinburgh University Press Victoriographies, 4 (2), pp. 191-195.
  • Mathieson CE. (2014) ''A brown sunburnt gentleman’: Masculinity and the Travelling Body in Dickens’s Bleak House'. Taylor & Francis Nineteenth-Century Contexts: an interdisciplinary journal, 36 (4), pp. 323-334.
  • Mathieson CE. (2014) 'George Eliot in Society: Travel Abroad and Sundays at the Priory, by Kathleen McCormack.'. Taylor & Francis Studies in Travel Writing, 18 (1), pp. 90-92.
  • Mathieson CE. (2014) 'Victorian Women and the Economies of Travel, Translation and Culture, 1830-1870, by Juliet Johnston. Ashgate ISBN 978-1-4094-4823-5'. Taylor &Francis Studies in Travel Writing, 18 (1), pp. 88-90.
  • Mathieson CE. (2012) ''A moving and a moving on’: Mobility, Space and the Nation in Charles Dickens’s Bleak House'. Oxford University Press English, 61 (235), pp. 395-405.
  • Mathieson CE. (2012) 'Introduction: Sex, Courtship and Marriage in Victorian Literature and Culture'. Victorian Network Victorian Network, 4 (2), pp. 1-9.


  • Mathieson C. (2016) Sea Narratives: Cultural Responses to the Sea, 1600–Present. Springer , pp. 1-21.


    The collection uses the concept of the ‘sea narrative’ as a lens through which to consider the multiple ways in which the sea has shaped, challenged, and expanded modes of cultural representation to produce varied, contested and ...

  • Mathieson C. (2015) Mobility in the Victorian Novel Placing the Nation. Springer
  • Mathieson C, Goodman G. (2014) Gender and Space in Rural Britain, 1840–1920. Pickering and Chatto

Book chapters

  • Mathieson CE. (2016) 'Brontë countries: nation, gender and place in the literary landscapes of Haworth and Brussels'. in Regis AK, Wynne D (eds.) Charlotte Brontë: Legacies and Afterlives Manchester University Press
    [ Status: In preparation ]
  • Mathieson CE. (2016) 'Introduction: The Literature, History and Culture of the Sea, 1600–Present'. in (ed.) Sea Narratives: Cultural Responses to the Sea, 1600–Present Palgrave Macmillan Article number Introduction , pp. 1-21.
  • Mathieson CE. (2015) '‘The Formation of a Surface’: Europe in Charles Dickens’s Little Dorrit.''. in Hill K (ed.) Britain and the Narration of Travel in the Nineteenth Century Routledge
  • Mathieson CE, Kirwan P. (2015) 'A Tale of Two Londons: Locating Shakespeare and Dickens in 2012'. in Prescott P, Sullivan E (eds.) Shakespeare on the Global Stage: Performance and Festivity in the Olympic Year 1st Edition. Bloomsbury Article number 9
  • Mathieson CE. (2015) 'A perambulating mass of woollen goods’: Bodies in transit in the mid-19th century railway journey'. in Gavin A, Humphries A (eds.) Transport in British Fiction: Technologies of Movement 1840-1940 Palgrave Macmillan Article number 2 , pp. 44-56.
  • Mathieson CE. (2014) ''Wandering like a wild thing’: Rurality Women and Walking in George Eliot’s Adam Bede and The Mill on the Floss'. in Mathieson C, Goodman G (eds.) Gender and Space in Rural Britain, 1840-1920 Routledge 3 Article number 6

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