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Humanities and Social Science

Dr Emily Cuming

Dr Emily Cuming

Telephone: 0151 231 3076

Publications

Highlighted publications

Cuming E. 2016. Housing, Class and Gender in Modern British Writing, 1880-2012 Cambridge University Press 9781107150188

Rogers H, Cuming E. ‘Revealing Fragments: Close and Distant Reading of Working-Class Autobiography’ Family and Community History,

Cuming EM. At Home in the World?: The Ornamental Life of Sailors in Victorian Sailortown Victorian Literature and Culture,

Cuming EM. Leave to Remain: Bedsits, B&Bs and Borders in Contemporary Fictions of Asylum Briganti C, Mezei K. Living with Strangers Bloomsbury. London

Book review

Cuming EM. 2016. Home in British Working-Class Fiction Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism, 14 :128-130

Cuming EM. Anglo-Irish Autobiography: Class, Gender and the Forms of Narrative Irish Studies Review, 14

Book

Cuming E. 2016. Housing, Class and Gender in Modern British Writing, 1880-2012 Cambridge University Press 9781107150188

Journal article

Cuming E. 2013. Private Lives, Social Housing: Female Coming-of-Age Stories on the British Council Estate Contemporary Women's Writing, 7 :328-345 >DOI

Cuming E. 2013. ‘Home is home be it never so homely’: Reading Mid-Victorian Slum Interiors Journal of Victorian Culture, 18 :368-386 >DOI

Cuming EM. 2006. ‘The Order of Things Past: Ciaran Carson’s Autobiographical Bricolage’ Life Writing, 1 :17-38

Rogers H, Cuming E. ‘Revealing Fragments: Close and Distant Reading of Working-Class Autobiography’ Family and Community History,

Cuming EM. At Home in the World?: The Ornamental Life of Sailors in Victorian Sailortown Victorian Literature and Culture,

Chapters

Cuming EM. Leave to Remain: Bedsits, B&Bs and Borders in Contemporary Fictions of Asylum Briganti C, Mezei K. Living with Strangers Bloomsbury. London

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

‘Ornamental Sailors: Surface Readings of the Victorian Seafarer’, 'Victorian Patterns', British Association of Victorian Studies (BAVS) Conference, University of Exeter, Oral presentation 29/08/2018

‘New Directions for Studying Working-Class Autobiography’ (with Dr Helen Rogers), Fragmentary Lives: The Survival and Interpretation of Historic Ego Documents, The National Archives, Oral presentation 09/06/2018

‘Prison Voices in the Classroom: Crime, Punishment, and Pedagogy in the Digital Age' (with Dr Jude Piesse), Crime Fiction(s): Victorian and Neo-Victorian Narratives of Crime and Punishment, Edinburgh Napier University, Oral presentation 27/04/2018

'Digital Victorians: Investigating the Victorians in the 21st Century', North West Print Culture Network meeting, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 29/11/2017

‘Looking Out for “Jack Ashore”: Ship-Shape Life in the Victorian Sailors’ Home', Rethinking the Institution, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 13/07/2017

'Beyond Hosts and Guests: Co-Production and Questions of Hospitality in Practice Research', TaPRA: The Theatre and Performance Research Association, University of Bristol, Oral presentation 06/09/2016

‘Spaces of Co-Production: Reflections on Working with Community Organisations and Architects’ with Dr Lisa Procter and Gemma Nash (Venture Arts), Changing the Future Research Landscape, University of East Anglia, Oral presentation 22/03/2016

Hospitable Research? (with Dr Alison Jeffers), Changing the Future Research Landscape, University of East Anglia, Oral presentation 22/03/2016

‘Hospitality Praxis: Problematising the Power Relations of Co-Production Through the Arts of Hospitality’, CSA: Cultural Studies Association, University of Riverside, California, Oral presentation 21/05/2015

‘The Use of Domestic Evidence in the Production of Urban Knowledge: Henry Mayhew’s Morning Chronicle Investigation’, Urban History Group, University of Wolverhampton, Oral presentation 26/03/2015

‘Unreliable Narration and the British Country House’, The Country House in Britain, 1914-2013, University of Newcastle, Oral presentation 01/06/2014

Conference organisation:

Invited co-organiser and convener of ‘Gender, Space and Architecture’ session, for British Academy-sponsored event 'Is Gender Still Relevant?', University of Bradford, September 2014.

Bodies, Identities & Design: A Speaker Event, Organiser

Editorial boards:

Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism, Editor, https://raymondwilliams.co.uk/journal/

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy

Other invited event:

Invited research seminar: 'At Home with Strangers: The Social Space of the Boarding-House in Twentieth-Century British Fiction’, Nottingham Trent University, English Faculty Research Seminar Series

Invited talk: 'Housing and Culture', University of Leeds, AHRC–funded Research Network workshop, ''Home, Crisis and the Imagination'

Invited research seminar: 'Home Truths: Re-visiting Henry Mayhew’s Morning Chronicle Survey’, University of Leeds, Victorian Research Group seminar series, School of English

Invited paper: 'At Home in the World? Sailors’ Homes, Port Cities and Melville’s Redburn’, University of Warwick, Victorian World Literatures conference

Invited talk, Institute for Historical Research (IHR), ‘“A Bit of Place”: Home, Work and Gender in Mid-Victorian Surveys of Working-Class Environments’, IHR Winter Conference 'Home: New Histories of Living'

Invited talk, University of Leeds, ‘Archives and “Ordinary” Lives’, Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI) Sadler Seminar 'Shh! Encounters in the Unquiet Library'

Research Grants Awarded:

AHRC Connected Communities, ‘Around the Toilet: Co-Creating Intersectional Understandings of Gender, Disability and Access’, Jenny Slater (Sheffield Hallam University); Lisa Procter (Manchester Metropolitan University), Grant value (£): 46,000, Duration of research project: 9 months

AHRC Connected Communities, ‘The Hospitality Project: Exploring Hospitality as an Arts-Based Praxis to Remake Relationships of Co-Production’, Naomi Millner (University of Bristol); Alison Jeffers (University of Manchester), Grant value (£): 55,000, Duration of research project: 11 months

AHRC Connected Communities, 'Travelling Toilet Tales', Jenny Slater (Sheffield Hallam University); Lisa Procter (Manchester Metropolitan University), Grant value (£): 20,000, Duration of research project: 4 months

AHRC Connected Communities, ''Servicing Utopia: Critical Considerations for Social Change Through Accessible Design', Lisa Procter (Manchester Metropolitan University); Jenny Slater (Sheffield Hallam University), Grant value (£): 10,000, Duration of research project: 4 months