Professor Patricia Pulham

Head of the School of Literature and Languages, Professor of Victorian Literature
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Academic and research departments

School of Literature and Languages.


Areas of specialism

Nineteenth-century literature and visual cultures; Decadence and Aestheticism; Neo-Victorianism

University roles and responsibilities

  • Director of Research


    Research interests


    Postgraduate research supervision

    My publications


    Patricia Pulham (2020). The Sculptural Body in Victorian Literature: Encrypted Sexualities
    Patricia Pulham (2008). Art and the Transitional Object in Vernon Lee's Supernatural Tales
    Patricia Pulham and Brad Beaven (2012). Dickens and the Victorian City
    Patricia Pulham and Rosario Arias (2019). Tracing the Victorians: Material Uses of the Past in Neo-Victorianism
    Patricia Pulham et al (2015). Economies of Desire at the Victorian Fin de Siècle: Libidinal Lives
    Pulham et al (2014). Spiritualism, 1840–1930 (4 vols.)
    Patricia Pulham and Paraic Finnerty (2012). •Decadent Crossings (Journal Special Issue; co-authored), Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Relations 16:2
    Patricia Pulham, Bran Nicol and Eugene McNulty (2010). Crime Cultures: Figuring Criminality in Literature, Media and Film
    Patricia Pulham and Rosario Arias (2010). Haunting and Spectrality in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Possessing the Past,
    Patricia Pulham and Catherine Maxwell (2006). Hauntings and Other Fantastic Tales
    Patricia Pulham and Catherine Maxwell (2006). Vernon Lee: Decadence, Ethics, Aesthetics
    Patricia Pulham (2019). Traces of Wilde: Fact and Fiction in Dorian: An Imitation and The Picture of John Gray
    Patricia Pulham (2018). Occultism and the homme fatal in Robert Smythe Hichens’s Flames: A London Phantasy
    Patricia Pulham (2017). A. C. Swinburne’s 'birchen pen': Epistolary Sadomasochism in Love’s Cross-Currents: A Year’s Letters
    Patricia Pulham (2016). Marmoreal Sisterhoods: Women writing Sculpture in the Nineteenth Century, 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century
    Patricia Pulham (2015). Eyes that trace like Fingers: Keats, Wilde and Victorian Statue-Love