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Research Interests

My research interests are in genre and popular fiction of the long nineteenth century, particularly as they concern class, the gaze, body theory, and medicine and science in literature.

Teaching Activity

I teach the following undergraduate modules: 'Literary Genres', 'Literature in Film', 'Writing and Ideology', 'Post-Apocalyptic Fiction', 'Crime Fiction', 'Marriage in Fiction', and 'Ghouls, Goths, and Vampires'. I also supervise PhD students and am helping to develop an MA programme in English.

PhD Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students whose research falls into any of the following areas: literature of the long nineteenth century, popular and genre fiction, gaze theory, body theory, or medicine and science in literature.

Contact Details

E-mail: a.boucher@aston.ac.uk

Room Number: NW914a

Telephone: 0121 204 3418

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert

PhD, University of Glasgow

1 Oct 20125 Dec 2015

MSc, University of Edinburgh

13 Sep 201112 Sep 2012

BA

28 Aug 200514 May 2009

External positions

Research Network Administrator

Sep 2016Aug 2017

Research Assistant, University of Glasgow

Oct 2015Mar 2016

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Glasgow

Sep 2013Dec 2016

Keywords

  • PR English literature
  • Victorian literature
  • Genre fiction
  • Medicine and science in literature
  • long nineteenth century
  • Class studies
  • Body Theory
  • Gaze Theory
  • Popular Fiction

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Research Output 2013 2019

Incorporeal and Inspected: Aristocratic Female Bodies and the Gaze in the Works of Mrs Henry Wood

Boucher, A., 12 Jul 2019, In : Women's Writing.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gender
upper class
femininity
Ideologies
Female Body

The Anxiety of Effluence: Resituating Bodily Fluids in the Long Nineteenth Century

Jenkin-Smith, D. & Boucher, A., 24 Dec 2019, In : Victorian Review. 45, 1, p. 3-9

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File

The Case of Sherlock Holmes and Linguistic Analysis

Boucher, A. & Perkins, R. C., 18 Dec 2019, In : English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920. 63, 1, p. 77-98

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

linguistics
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Victorian Bodily Fluids Forum: An Introduction

Boucher, A. & Jenkin-Smith, D., 24 Dec 2019, In : Victorian Review. 45, 1, p. 1-3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File

‘There never was a mistress whose rule was milder’: Sadomasochism and Female Identity in Charlotte Brontë’s Villette

Boucher, A., 1 Aug 2018, British Women's Writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury. Gavin, A. E. & de la L. Oulton, C. W. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, Vol. 1. p. 181-195 (British Women's Writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury, Volume 1; vol. 1).

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