Helen Kingstone

Dr Helen Kingstone

Surrey Research Fellow
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My qualifications

PhD in Victorian Studies
University of Leeds
MA in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture
University of York
BA (Hons) in History and English
University of Oxford

Affiliations and memberships

British Association for Victorian Studies
Oral History Society
Memory Studies Association

In the media

BBC Radio 4 documentary 'Ok, Boomer!'
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Research interests

Research collaborations

Indicators of esteem

    My teaching

    My publications


    Victorian Narratives of the Recent Past: Memory, History, Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). Monograph in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture series, editor Joseph Bristow. (DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-49550-7)


    Helen Kingstone and Kate Lister (2018) Paraphernalia! Victorian Objects
    Helen Kingstone and Trev Broughton (2019) ‘Victoria’s Victorians and the Idea of Generation'
    introduction to the "Victoria's Victorians and the Idea of Generation" Roundtable part 1,  (24.3)
    Journal of Victorian Culture
    Helen Kingstone (2019) Representing the 1819 Cohort in the Dictionary of National Biography
    contribution to the "Victoria's Victorians and the Idea of Generation" Roundtable, edited by Helen Kingstone by Trev Broughton, in 
    Journal of Victorian Culture
    Helen Kingstone and Trev Broughton (2018) Generations
    invited article for  special issue 46.3
    Victorian Literature and Culture
    Helen Kingstone (2018) “But that was community”: religion in Catholic higher education
    Oral History 
    Helen Kingstone (2018) Human-animal elision: a Darwinian universe in George Eliot’s novels
    , 40.1
    Nineteenth-Century Contexts
    Helen Kingstone (2018) The comparative method in “shallow time”: Scott, Carlyle and Galton
    chapter in , ed. Efram Sera-Shriar (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018)
    Historicizing Humans: Deep Time, Evolution and Race in Nineteenth-Century British Sciences
    Helen Kingstone (2017) A Leap of Faith: Abbott, Bellamy, Morris, Wells and the Fin-de-Siècle Route to Utopia
    , 60.1
    English Literature in Transition, 1880–1920
    Helen Kingstone (2016) Imaginary Hindsight: Contemporary History in William Morris and H. G. Wells
    chapter in , ed. Emelyne Godfrey (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
    Utopias and Dystopias in the Fiction of H. G. Wells and William Morris: Landscape and Space
    Helen Kingstone (2014) Feminism, Nationalism, Separatism? The case of Alice Stopford Green
    , 19.4
    Journal of Victorian Culture
    Helen Kingstone (2014) Victorian historiography and the recent past: Harriet Martineau, J. R. Green, Spencer Walpole
    Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History