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Dr Nadine Muller

Dr Nadine Muller

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Biography

I’m Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Cultural History, and one of the BBC's New Generation Thinkers. I hold a PhD in English Literature from the University of Hull, and a first-class BA (Hons) in English Literature with English Language from the University of Salford.

My research covers literary and cultural histories of women, gender and feminism from the Victorian period to the present day; women’s writing; and postgraduate and early-career researcher development.

My first monograph, The Widow: A Literary & Cultural History, will appear with Liverpool University Press in 2018, and I am a member of the AHRC's Peer Review College. With Jessica Cox and Mark Llewellyn, I am the co-editor of the six-volume Routledge Major Works anthology Women and Belief, 1852-1928, and I am also co-editor of Postfeminism and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema (Palgrave, 2013) with Joel Gwynne, and of special issues of the Journal of Gender Studies (on “Feminisms, Sex, & the Body”) and Nineteenth-Century Contexts (on The Male Body in Victorian Literature & Culture). Until September 2012, I was an executive committee member of the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association (FWSA UK & Ireland). I sat on the the executive committee of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association (CWWA) for three years, and am a member of the Open Library of Humanities Early-Career Researchers’ Forum.

At LJMU, I teach across all undergraduate levels and postgraduate levels, and I convene the second-year core module “Literary & Cultural Theory” as well as having designed a module dedicated to students’ social media skills. I currently supervise one PhD researcher, Chloé Holland, who works on the popular Victorian writer and editor Ellen Wood.

I have developed a particular interest in postgraduate and early-career development, including the training needs of doctoral students and early-career researchers and the creation of new spaces and methods to meet those needs. I have created The New Academic, a project which collates advice and experiences for PGRs and ECRs about the increasingly demanding and complex challenges of academia. The New Academic has been featured in the Times Higher Education twice and has 6,000+ visitors per month. I’m also a member of the AHRC’s Research Careers and Training Network, have been a panel member for live chats for Jobs.ac.uk and the Guardian Higher Education Network, and I have contributed to the AHRC’s Collaborative Skills Development Top Tips for Applicants.

Languages

English
German

Degrees

2015, University of Salford, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) English Literature with English Language
2011, University of Hull, United Kingdom, Ph.D. in English Literature

Academic appointments

Lecturer in English Literature & Cultural History, School of Humanities & Social Science, Liverpool John Moores University, 2012 - present

Publications

Highlighted publications

Muller N. 2020. [Monograph] The Victorian Widow: A Literary & Cultural History Liverpool University Press. Liverpool >Link

Muller N. 2015. [Radio Broadcast] Women on Their Own: Widows in Britain, Now & Then

Muller N. 2015. [Radio Broadcast] An Exception to Every Rule: The Victorian Widow

Muller N. 2009. Not My Mother’s Daughter: Matrilinealism, Third-Wave Feminism and Neo-Victorian Fiction Neo-Victorian Studies, 2 :109-136

Book

Muller N. 2020. [Monograph] The Victorian Widow: A Literary & Cultural History Liverpool University Press. Liverpool >Link

Journal article

Muller N. 2017. Feminism's family drama: Female genealogies, feminist historiography, and Kate Walbert's A Short History of Women FEMINIST THEORY, 18 :17-34 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Muller N, Parsons JE. 2014. Introduction: The Male Body in Victorian Literature & Culture Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 36 :303-306 >DOI >Link

Muller N, O'Callaghan C. 2013. Feminisms The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, 21

Muller N. 2012. [Journal Article] Dead Husbands & Deviant Women: Investigating the Neo-Victorian Detective Widow Clues: a journal of detection, 30 :99-109

Muller N. 2012. Review: Liedeke Plate, Transforming Memories in Contemporary Women's Writing (2010) Contemporary Women's Writing,

Muller N, Llewellyn M. 2011. Introduction: Feminisms, Sex and the Body Muller N, Llewellyn M. Journal of Gender Studies, 20 :315-319

Muller N, Llewellyn M. 2011. Feminisms, sex and the body Journal of Gender Studies, 20 :315-319 >DOI

Muller N. 2009. Not My Mother’s Daughter: Matrilinealism, Third-Wave Feminism and Neo-Victorian Fiction Neo-Victorian Studies, 2 :109-136

Muller N. 2009. Hystoriographic Metafiction: Victorian Narratives of Madness and Women’s Mental Health in 21st-Century British Fiction Gender Forum: an internet platform for gender and women's studies, 25 :np

Film

2016. [Film] Women in Weeds: Victorian Widows

Internet publication

Muller N. 2016. "I'm Scared: German Academic in the UK on the Brexit Vote"

Muller N. 2014. Mental health issues in academia: stories are not cries of the privileged

Other

Muller N. 2015. [Radio Broadcast] Women on Their Own: Widows in Britain, Now & Then

Muller N. 2015. [Radio Broadcast] An Exception to Every Rule: The Victorian Widow

Chapters

Muller N. 2012. Sexual F(r)ictions: Pornography in Neo-Victorian Women's Fiction Cooper K, Short E. The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fiction Palgrave Macmillan. Basingstoke 9780230302785

Muller N. 2012. Selling Sugar: The (Feminist) Politics of Sex Work in Michel Faber’s The Crimson Petal and the White Gwynne J, Poon A. Sexuality and Contemporary Literature :39-60 Cambria Press. Amherst, NY

Engagement & Impact

Conference organisation:

Time and Space in Contemporary Women’s Writing, Co-Organiser, http://pgcwwn.wordpress.com/events/time-space/

The Futures of Feminism: New Directions in Feminist, Gender and Women’s Studies, Co-Organiser, http://futuresoffeminism.wordpress.com/

Demystifying Public Engagement: Gender and Sexuality Studies Beyond the Academy, Co-Organiser, http://www.nadinemuller.org.uk/conferences/demystifying/

Theory and Practice in Contemporary Women’s Writing, Co-Organiser, http://pgcwwn.wordpress.com/events/theory-and-practice/

A Dead End?: Feminism Within & Beyond the Academy, Co-Organiser, http://www.nadinemuller.org.uk/conferences/dead-end/

Writing Bodies/ Reading Bodies in Contemporary Women’s Writing, Co-Organiser, http://pgcwwn.wordpress.com/events/writing-bodies-reading-bodies/

Neo-Victorian Cultures: The Victorians Today, Co-Organiser (with Dr Lucinda Matthews-Jones, LJMU; Dr Jonathan Cranfield, LJMU), http://www.neovictoriancultures.org.uk/

Time and Space in Contemporary Women’s Writing, Co-Organiser, http://pgcwwn.wordpress.com/events/time-space/

The Futures of Feminism: New Directions in Feminist, Gender and Women’s Studies, Co-Organiser, http://futuresoffeminism.wordpress.com/

Demystifying Public Engagement: Gender and Sexuality Studies Beyond the Academy, Co-Organiser, http://www.nadinemuller.org.uk/conferences/demystifying/

Theory and Practice in Contemporary Women’s Writing, Co-Organiser, http://pgcwwn.wordpress.com/events/theory-and-practice/

A Dead End?: Feminism Within & Beyond the Academy, Co-Organiser, http://www.nadinemuller.org.uk/conferences/dead-end/

Writing Bodies/ Reading Bodies in Contemporary Women’s Writing, Co-Organiser, http://pgcwwn.wordpress.com/events/writing-bodies-reading-bodies/

Neo-Victorian Cultures: The Victorians Today, Co-Organiser (with Dr Lucinda Matthews-Jones, LJMU; Dr Jonathan Cranfield, LJMU), http://www.neovictoriancultures.org.uk/

Time and Space in Contemporary Women’s Writing, Co-Organiser, http://pgcwwn.wordpress.com/events/time-space/

The Futures of Feminism: New Directions in Feminist, Gender and Women’s Studies, Co-Organiser, http://futuresoffeminism.wordpress.com/

Demystifying Public Engagement: Gender and Sexuality Studies Beyond the Academy, Co-Organiser, http://www.nadinemuller.org.uk/conferences/demystifying/

Theory and Practice in Contemporary Women’s Writing, Co-Organiser, http://pgcwwn.wordpress.com/events/theory-and-practice/

A Dead End?: Feminism Within & Beyond the Academy, Co-Organiser, http://www.nadinemuller.org.uk/conferences/dead-end/

Writing Bodies/ Reading Bodies in Contemporary Women’s Writing, Co-Organiser, http://pgcwwn.wordpress.com/events/writing-bodies-reading-bodies/

Neo-Victorian Cultures: The Victorians Today, Co-Organiser (with Dr Lucinda Matthews-Jones, LJMU; Dr Jonathan Cranfield, LJMU), http://www.neovictoriancultures.org.uk/

Editorial boards:

Journal of Gender Studies, Editorial Board Member, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/aboutThisJournal?show=editorialBoard&journalCode=cjgs20

Journal of Gender Studies, Editorial Board Member, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/aboutThisJournal?show=editorialBoard&journalCode=cjgs20

Journal of Gender Studies, Editorial Board Member, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/aboutThisJournal?show=editorialBoard&journalCode=cjgs20

External committees:

Executive Committee, Feminist & Women's Studies Association (UK & Ireland), Publicity Officer, http://www.fwsa.org.uk/

Executive Committee, Contemporary Women's Writing Association, Ordinary Member, http://www.the-cwwa.org/about/executive-committee/

Research Careers and Training Network, Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Ordinary Member, http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

Executive Committee, Feminist & Women's Studies Association (UK & Ireland), Publicity Officer, http://www.fwsa.org.uk/

Executive Committee, Contemporary Women's Writing Association, Ordinary Member, http://www.the-cwwa.org/about/executive-committee/

Research Careers and Training Network, Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Ordinary Member, http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

Executive Committee, Feminist & Women's Studies Association (UK & Ireland), Publicity Officer, http://www.fwsa.org.uk/

Executive Committee, Contemporary Women's Writing Association, Ordinary Member, http://www.the-cwwa.org/about/executive-committee/

Research Careers and Training Network, Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Ordinary Member, http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

Media Coverage:

http://http//www.timeshigher%20education.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=420033, Gibney, Elizabeth, “Research Intelligence: The Doctor Will Advise You Now”, Times Higher Education (24 May 2012), pp.22-23

http://viva-survivors.com/2012/10/episode-9-dr-nadine-muller/, Ryder, Nathan, “Episode 9: Dr Nadine Muller”, Podcast Interview, "Viva Survivors: Podcasts About Postgraduate Research, the Viva, and Life after the Ph.D.", Episode 9: Dr Nadine Muller (October 2012)

http://http//www.timeshigher%20education.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=420033, Gibney, Elizabeth, “Research Intelligence: The Doctor Will Advise You Now”, Times Higher Education (24 May 2012), pp.22-23

http://viva-survivors.com/2012/10/episode-9-dr-nadine-muller/, Ryder, Nathan, “Episode 9: Dr Nadine Muller”, Podcast Interview, "Viva Survivors: Podcasts About Postgraduate Research, the Viva, and Life after the Ph.D.", Episode 9: Dr Nadine Muller (October 2012)

http://http//www.timeshigher%20education.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=420033, Gibney, Elizabeth, “Research Intelligence: The Doctor Will Advise You Now”, Times Higher Education (24 May 2012), pp.22-23

http://viva-survivors.com/2012/10/episode-9-dr-nadine-muller/, Ryder, Nathan, “Episode 9: Dr Nadine Muller”, Podcast Interview, "Viva Survivors: Podcasts About Postgraduate Research, the Viva, and Life after the Ph.D.", Episode 9: Dr Nadine Muller (October 2012)

Membership of professional bodies:

Ordinary Member, Feminist and Women's Studies Association (UK & Ireland, http://www.fwsa.org.uk/

Ordinary Member, Transgression International Research Network

Ordinary Member, Women’s History Network (WHN), http://www.womenshistorynetwork.org/

Ordinary Member, Contemporary Women's Writing Assocation (CWWA), http://www.the-cwwa.org/

Ordinary Member, British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS), http://www.bavsuk.org/index.htm

Ordinary Member, Feminist and Women's Studies Association (UK & Ireland, http://www.fwsa.org.uk/

Ordinary Member, Transgression International Research Network

Ordinary Member, Women’s History Network (WHN), http://www.womenshistorynetwork.org/

Ordinary Member, Contemporary Women's Writing Assocation (CWWA), http://www.the-cwwa.org/

Ordinary Member, British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS), http://www.bavsuk.org/index.htm

Ordinary Member, Feminist and Women's Studies Association (UK & Ireland, http://www.fwsa.org.uk/

Ordinary Member, Transgression International Research Network

Ordinary Member, Women’s History Network (WHN), http://www.womenshistorynetwork.org/

Ordinary Member, Contemporary Women's Writing Assocation (CWWA), http://www.the-cwwa.org/

Ordinary Member, British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS), http://www.bavsuk.org/index.htm

Other invited event:

Invited Workshop Leader: "Digital Engagement & Social Media", University of Oxford, Transforming Postgraduate Research: Engaging with the Digital World

Invited Seminar Talk, "Tweet to Survive: Social Media for Postgraduates and Early-Career Researcher, London, British Sociological Association Postgraduate Forum

Invited Seminar Talk: "Everyday Value(s): Mapping the Feminist Landscapes of 21st-Century Britain", Durham University (Ustinov College), Cafe Politique: Feminism

Invited Workshop Leader: "Digitising Women's History: Potentials & Challenges", Working Class Movement Library, Salford, Issues in the Digital Humanities: A Key Skills Package for Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers

Keynote: ‘“I Write This Sitting in the Kitchen Sink”: Managing Chapters, Chances and Jobs in (Post-)Doctoral Life’, University of Hull, Literature, Film, and Popular Cultures Postgraduate Conference

Keynote: "A Queer & Dangerous Presence: The Widow in British Literature & Culture, 1900-2000", University of Birmingham, Roles: 3rd Annual Postgraduate Gender & Sexuality Conference, Poster + CFP: http://groles.wordpress.com/roles-gender-and-sexuality-conference/

Invited Workshop Leader: "Digital Engagement & Social Media", University of Oxford, Transforming Postgraduate Research: Engaging with the Digital World

Invited Seminar Talk, "Tweet to Survive: Social Media for Postgraduates and Early-Career Researcher, London, British Sociological Association Postgraduate Forum

Invited Seminar Talk: "Everyday Value(s): Mapping the Feminist Landscapes of 21st-Century Britain", Durham University (Ustinov College), Cafe Politique: Feminism

Invited Workshop Leader: "Digitising Women's History: Potentials & Challenges", Working Class Movement Library, Salford, Issues in the Digital Humanities: A Key Skills Package for Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers

Keynote: ‘“I Write This Sitting in the Kitchen Sink”: Managing Chapters, Chances and Jobs in (Post-)Doctoral Life’, University of Hull, Literature, Film, and Popular Cultures Postgraduate Conference

Keynote: "A Queer & Dangerous Presence: The Widow in British Literature & Culture, 1900-2000", University of Birmingham, Roles: 3rd Annual Postgraduate Gender & Sexuality Conference, Poster + CFP: http://groles.wordpress.com/roles-gender-and-sexuality-conference/

Invited Workshop Leader: "Digital Engagement & Social Media", University of Oxford, Transforming Postgraduate Research: Engaging with the Digital World

Invited Seminar Talk, "Tweet to Survive: Social Media for Postgraduates and Early-Career Researcher, London, British Sociological Association Postgraduate Forum

Invited Seminar Talk: "Everyday Value(s): Mapping the Feminist Landscapes of 21st-Century Britain", Durham University (Ustinov College), Cafe Politique: Feminism

Invited Workshop Leader: "Digitising Women's History: Potentials & Challenges", Working Class Movement Library, Salford, Issues in the Digital Humanities: A Key Skills Package for Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers

Keynote: ‘“I Write This Sitting in the Kitchen Sink”: Managing Chapters, Chances and Jobs in (Post-)Doctoral Life’, University of Hull, Literature, Film, and Popular Cultures Postgraduate Conference

Keynote: "A Queer & Dangerous Presence: The Widow in British Literature & Culture, 1900-2000", University of Birmingham, Roles: 3rd Annual Postgraduate Gender & Sexuality Conference, Poster + CFP: http://groles.wordpress.com/roles-gender-and-sexuality-conference/

Research Grants Awarded:

AHRC Collaborative Skills Development Scheme, Contemporary Women's Writing PGR and ECR Development Series, Prof. Lucie Armitt (University of Salford), Dr Fiona Tolan (LJMU), Prof. Gina Whisker (University of Brighton), Dr Susan Watkins (Leeds Metropolitan University), Prof. Clare Hanson (Southampton University), Grant value (£): 43,303, Duration of research project: 18 months

AHRC Collaborative Skills Development Scheme, Contemporary Women's Writing PGR and ECR Development Series, Prof. Lucie Armitt (University of Salford), Dr Fiona Tolan (LJMU), Prof. Gina Whisker (University of Brighton), Dr Susan Watkins (Leeds Metropolitan University), Prof. Clare Hanson (Southampton University), Grant value (£): 43,303, Duration of research project: 18 months

AHRC Collaborative Skills Development Scheme, Contemporary Women's Writing PGR and ECR Development Series, Prof. Lucie Armitt (University of Salford), Dr Fiona Tolan (LJMU), Prof. Gina Whisker (University of Brighton), Dr Susan Watkins (Leeds Metropolitan University), Prof. Clare Hanson (Southampton University), Grant value (£): 43,303, Duration of research project: 18 months