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Humanities and Social Science

Dr Emily Cuming

Dr Emily Cuming

Telephone: 0151 231 3076

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 >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 >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 >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 >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 >Public Url

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 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 EM. 2006. ‘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. 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

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 >Public Url

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

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

‘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

‘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:

Bodies, Identities & Design: A Speaker Event, Organiser

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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, ‘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, ‘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