Vicky Simpson recently completed a PhD in English at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, where she is also a part-time lecturer. Her research interests include 19th-century British literature, particularly writing by women and Gothic and sensation fiction. She has published on women’s poetry of World War I, storytelling and autobiography in Jane Eyre, and pyramids of power in post-secondary education. She has given conference presentations on a range of subjects, including the works of Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Charlotte Brontë, Stevie Smith, and contemporary life-writing by academic women.
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