- Professor of Victorian Literature and Culture (English Literature)
- Victorian literature and science
- Literature and mathematics
- Victorian poetry and non-fiction prose
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.
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.