Professor Alice Jenkins

  • Professor of Victorian Literature and Culture (English Literature)

telephone: 01413305699
email: Alice.Jenkins@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research interests

  • Victorian literature and science
  • Literature and mathematics
  • Victorian poetry and non-fiction prose

Biography

Alice Jenkins is Professor of Victorian Literature and Culture and works mainly on the emergence of the knowledge economy in the nineteenth century. Publications include  Space and the 'March of Mind’: Literature and the Physical Sciences, 1815-1850  (OUP, 2007) and an edition of Michael Faraday’s essays,  Michael Faraday’s ‘Mental Exercises’: An Artisan Essay-Circle in Regency London  (Liverpool UP, 2008). She has recently completed a book on Victorian ideas about the ultimate unity of knowledge, as well as a cultural history of Euclidean geometry in the nineteenth century, which was written as part of Professor Jenkins’s three-year research project, ‘Nineteenth-Century Euclid’, funded by the European Research Council.

Supervision

Professor Jenkins welcomes applications from students intending to work on nineteenth-century poetry and non-fiction prose. She has also supervised dissertations on fantastic fiction.

Publications

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2013

Jenkins, A. (2013) Genre and geometry: Victorian mathematics and the study of literature and science. In: Marsden, B., Hutchison, H. and O'Connor, R. (eds.) Uncommon Contexts: Encounters Between Science and Literature, 1800-1914. Series: Science and culture in the nineteenth century (23). Pickering & Chatto, London, UK, pp. 111-123. ISBN 9781848933620

2012

Jenkins, A. (2012) Wonders and ologies. Nature, 482 (7383). pp. 32-33. ISSN 0028-0836 (doi:10.1038/482032a)

2011

Jenkins, A. (2011) Gerard Manley Hopkins. Oxford Bibliographies Online .

Jenkins, A. (2011) Science. Oxford Bibliographies Online .

2010

Jenkins, A. (2010) Mathematics and mental health in early nineteenth-century England. BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics, 25 (2). pp. 92-103. ISSN 1749-8430 (doi:10.1080/17498431003696242)

2009

Jenkins, A. (2009) Politeness and intertextuality in Michael Faraday's artisan essay-circle. In: Krishnamurthy, A. (ed.) The Working-Class Intellectual in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain. Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey, UK, pp. 219-234. ISBN 9780754665045

2008

Jenkins, A., (Ed.) (2008) Michael Faraday's Mental Exercises: an Artisan Essay-Circle in Regency London. Series: Liverpool English texts and studies . Liverpool University Press, Liverpool. ISBN 9781846311406

(2008) Michael Faraday’s Mental Exercises: An Artisan Essay-Circle in Regency London. [Scholarly Editions]

Jenkins, A. (2008) George Eliot, geometry and gender. In: Ruston, S. (ed.) Literature and Science. Series: Essays and studies 2008 (61). D.S. Brewer, Woodbridge, UK, pp. 72-90. ISBN 9781843841784

2007

Howsam, L., Stray, C., Jenkins, A., Secord, J.A., and Vaninskaya, A. (2007) What the Victorians learned: perspectives on nineteenth-century schoolbooks. Journal of Victorian Culture, 12 (2). pp. 262-285. ISSN 1355-5502 (doi:10.3366/jvc.2007.12.2.262)

Jenkins, A. (2007) Alexander von Humboldt's Kosmos and the beginnings of ecocriticism. Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, 14 (2). pp. 89-105. ISSN 1076-0962

Jenkins, A. (2007) What Katy ate: girls eating and reading in classic nineteenth-century American children's fiction. In: Wagner, T. and Hassan, N. (eds.) Consuming Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century: Narratives of Consumption, 1700-1900. Lexington Books, Lanham, MD , pp. 173-185. ISBN 9780739112076

Jenkins, A. (2007) Space and the 'march of mind': literature and the physical sciences in Britain, 1815-1850. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199209927

Jenkins, A. (2007) Technique and technology: electronic voting systems in an english literature lecture. Pedagogy, 7 (3). pp. 526-533. ISSN 1531-4200 (doi:10.1215/15314200-2007-012)

2006

Jenkins, A. (2006) Tunnel visions: underground geography in fantasy London. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, 35 (98). pp. 28-43. ISSN 0306-4964

Jenkins, A. (2006) Knowledge and geography in Olivia Butler, Ursula K. Le Guin and Maureen McHugh. Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, 16 (4). pp. 320-334. ISSN 0897-0521

2002

Jenkins, A. (2002) Getting to utopia : railways and heterotopia in children's literature. In: Hintz, C. and Ostry, E. (eds.) Utopian and Dystopian Writing for Children and Young Adults. Series: Children's literature and culture (29). Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415940177

2000

Jenkins, A. and John, J., (Eds.) (2000) Rereading Victorian Fiction. Palgrave, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780312226435

John, J. and Jenkins, A., (Eds.) (2000) Rethinking Victorian Culture. Macmillan Press, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780333714461

Coyle, J., and Cronin, R. (2000) Tennyson and the apostles. In: Johns, J. and Jenkins, A. (eds.) Rethinking Victorian Culture. Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 115-125. ISBN 9780333714461

This list was generated on Fri Dec 19 13:50:04 2014 GMT.
Number of items: 20.

Articles

Jenkins, A. (2012) Wonders and ologies. Nature, 482 (7383). pp. 32-33. ISSN 0028-0836 (doi:10.1038/482032a)

Jenkins, A. (2011) Gerard Manley Hopkins. Oxford Bibliographies Online .

Jenkins, A. (2011) Science. Oxford Bibliographies Online .

Jenkins, A. (2010) Mathematics and mental health in early nineteenth-century England. BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics, 25 (2). pp. 92-103. ISSN 1749-8430 (doi:10.1080/17498431003696242)

Howsam, L., Stray, C., Jenkins, A., Secord, J.A., and Vaninskaya, A. (2007) What the Victorians learned: perspectives on nineteenth-century schoolbooks. Journal of Victorian Culture, 12 (2). pp. 262-285. ISSN 1355-5502 (doi:10.3366/jvc.2007.12.2.262)

Jenkins, A. (2007) Alexander von Humboldt's Kosmos and the beginnings of ecocriticism. Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, 14 (2). pp. 89-105. ISSN 1076-0962

Jenkins, A. (2007) Technique and technology: electronic voting systems in an english literature lecture. Pedagogy, 7 (3). pp. 526-533. ISSN 1531-4200 (doi:10.1215/15314200-2007-012)

Jenkins, A. (2006) Tunnel visions: underground geography in fantasy London. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, 35 (98). pp. 28-43. ISSN 0306-4964

Jenkins, A. (2006) Knowledge and geography in Olivia Butler, Ursula K. Le Guin and Maureen McHugh. Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, 16 (4). pp. 320-334. ISSN 0897-0521

Books

Jenkins, A. (2007) Space and the 'march of mind': literature and the physical sciences in Britain, 1815-1850. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199209927

Book Sections

Jenkins, A. (2013) Genre and geometry: Victorian mathematics and the study of literature and science. In: Marsden, B., Hutchison, H. and O'Connor, R. (eds.) Uncommon Contexts: Encounters Between Science and Literature, 1800-1914. Series: Science and culture in the nineteenth century (23). Pickering & Chatto, London, UK, pp. 111-123. ISBN 9781848933620

Jenkins, A. (2009) Politeness and intertextuality in Michael Faraday's artisan essay-circle. In: Krishnamurthy, A. (ed.) The Working-Class Intellectual in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain. Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey, UK, pp. 219-234. ISBN 9780754665045

Jenkins, A. (2008) George Eliot, geometry and gender. In: Ruston, S. (ed.) Literature and Science. Series: Essays and studies 2008 (61). D.S. Brewer, Woodbridge, UK, pp. 72-90. ISBN 9781843841784

Jenkins, A. (2007) What Katy ate: girls eating and reading in classic nineteenth-century American children's fiction. In: Wagner, T. and Hassan, N. (eds.) Consuming Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century: Narratives of Consumption, 1700-1900. Lexington Books, Lanham, MD , pp. 173-185. ISBN 9780739112076

Jenkins, A. (2002) Getting to utopia : railways and heterotopia in children's literature. In: Hintz, C. and Ostry, E. (eds.) Utopian and Dystopian Writing for Children and Young Adults. Series: Children's literature and culture (29). Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415940177

Coyle, J., and Cronin, R. (2000) Tennyson and the apostles. In: Johns, J. and Jenkins, A. (eds.) Rethinking Victorian Culture. Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 115-125. ISBN 9780333714461

Edited Books

Jenkins, A., (Ed.) (2008) Michael Faraday's Mental Exercises: an Artisan Essay-Circle in Regency London. Series: Liverpool English texts and studies . Liverpool University Press, Liverpool. ISBN 9781846311406

Jenkins, A. and John, J., (Eds.) (2000) Rereading Victorian Fiction. Palgrave, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780312226435

John, J. and Jenkins, A., (Eds.) (2000) Rethinking Victorian Culture. Macmillan Press, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780333714461

Scholarly Editions

(2008) Michael Faraday’s Mental Exercises: An Artisan Essay-Circle in Regency London. [Scholarly Editions]

This list was generated on Fri Dec 19 13:50:04 2014 GMT.