Rachel Lewis

email: r.lewis.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Research title: Magic, Medicine, Metamorphosis: Representations of Medicine in the Victorian Fairy Tale

Research Summary

Current Research:

My research looks at literary representations of medicine and disability in the context of Victorian fairy tales. My project aims to develop a new understanding of how Victorian writers explore questions of agency, power, health, and caregiving and reassess the shape and significance of illness in nineteenth-century fantasy literature.

Research Interests:

My research interests include nineteenth-century literature, medical humanities, and disability studies, focusing on representations of medicine and disability in fairy narratives, the relationship between the fantastic and the real, and medical fiction of the nineteenth century