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Humanities and Social Science

Dr Emily Cuming

Dr Emily Cuming

Telephone: 0151 231 3076

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Publications

Highlighted publications

Cuming EM. 2019. At Home in the World?: The Ornamental Life of Sailors in Victorian Sailortown Victorian Literature and Culture, 47 :463-485 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Rogers H, Cuming E. 2019. ‘Revealing Fragments: Close and Distant Reading of Working-Class Autobiography’ Family and Community History, 21 :180-201 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

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

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

Journal article

Cuming EM. 2019. At Home in the World?: The Ornamental Life of Sailors in Victorian Sailortown Victorian Literature and Culture, 47 :463-485 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Rogers H, Cuming E. 2019. ‘Revealing Fragments: Close and Distant Reading of Working-Class Autobiography’ Family and Community History, 21 :180-201 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

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

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

Book

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

Book review

Cuming EM. 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

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 Publisher Url Public Url

Engagement & Impact

Other invited event:

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'. 2018

Invited talk, University of Leeds, ‘Archives and “Ordinary” Lives’, Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI) Sadler Seminar 'Shh! Encounters in the Unquiet Library'. 2018

Invited paper: 'At Home in the World? Sailors’ Homes, Port Cities and Melville’s Redburn’, University of Warwick, Victorian World Literatures conference. 2016

Invited research seminar: 'Home Truths: Re-visiting Henry Mayhew’s Morning Chronicle Survey’, University of Leeds, Victorian Research Group seminar series, School of English. 2015

Invited talk: 'Housing and Culture', University of Leeds, AHRC–funded Research Network workshop, ''Home, Crisis and the Imagination'. 2014

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. 2014

Conference presentation:

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

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

‘Looking Out for “Jack Ashore”: Ship-Shape Life in the Victorian Sailors’ Home', Rethinking the Institution, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation. 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. 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. 2016

Hospitable Research? (with Dr Alison Jeffers), Changing the Future Research Landscape, University of East Anglia, Oral presentation. 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. 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. 2015

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

Research Grants Awarded:

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. 2016

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. 2016

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. 2015

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. 2015

Conference organisation:

Bodies, Identities & Design: A Speaker Event, Organiser. 2015

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.. 2014

Editorial boards:

Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism, Editor, https://raymondwilliams.co.uk/journal/. 2015

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy.