Dr Gillian Ballinger

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  • Qualifications:BA, MA, PhD, Higher Education Academy Fellowship
  • Position:Senior Lecturer in English Literature
  • Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education (ACE)
  • Telephone:+4411732 84516
  • Email:Gillian.Ballinger@uwe.ac.uk

About me

I joined UWE in 2003 and since then have taught a range of modules across all levels. Currently, I am module leader for the level 1 module Literature and the Marketplace, the level 2 module Gender and Society in Victorian Literature, and the level 3 module Writing in Practice. Also, I teach on the level 2 module Class and Culture in Victorian Literature, and the level 3 modules Crime and Detection in Nineteenth-century Literature and English Independent Project.
My research is broadly in the area of nineteenth-century literature and culture, more specifically on the work of Charles Dickens and other nineteenth-century novelists. I have published a number of articles on Dickens in journals such as Gothic Studies and Dickens Studies Annual, and am a contributor to Blackwell's A Companion to Charles Dickens. I have edited a special edition on the Bront√ęs for the journal Women's Writing. I am the author of articles on the relationship between Jane Austen and place published in Persuasions On-Line. At present, I am working on adaptations of nineteenth-century novels: I have had a book chapter published on the ITV adaptations of Austen's Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, and journal articles on the BBC adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's Wives and Daughters, and Austen's Sanditon and the first season of the recent ITV adaptation. My current focus is on Dickens's Bleak House and adaptation.

Area of expertise

Jane Austen

The Brontes

Charles Dickens

Elizabeth Gaskell

Nineteenth-century literature and culture

Adaptations of nineteenth-century novels


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