Dr Helen Kingstone

  • Lecturer in English Literature (Victorian Studies) (English Literature)

Research interests

Her research addresses the relationship between memory and history in the nineteenth century, focusing on how writers in different genres and forms approached contemporary history. Her first book, Victorian Narratives of the Recent Past: memory, history, fiction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), focuses on nineteenth-century approaches to narrating the recent past. It examines what makes narrating the period within living memory so problematic, and showcases the divergent responses of historians and novelists. She is currently working on projects on generational identities and on discipline formation.


Grants

She and colleagues including Sam Durrant (University of Leeds) have established several literature reading groups for refugees and asylum seekers in Leeds, in collaboration with charities and municipal libraries, and in 2016 were awarded Wellcome Trust funding to expand the scheme.

 

She and Trev Broughton (University of York) received knowledge exchange funding in 2017 from Leeds Trinity University to kickstart their project on the generation ‘Born in 1819’, enabling them to host a preliminary workshop and to involve students in a research-led, research-based project to create learning resources for schoolteachers.


Supervision

I would be delighted to supervise projects on:

  • nineteenth-century approaches to history and the past

  • the Victorian novel (especially e.g. George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Brontë)

  • memory and history


Teaching

In 2017-18:

  • Literature 1830-1915 (junior honours)

  • The novel and narratology (1B, pre-honours)

  • Living memory: looking backwards in the mid-Victorian novel (M.Litt option course)

  • Writers, readers, publishers (M.Litt Victorian Literature core course)

  • Dissertation supervision


Publications

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Jump to: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2014 | 2013
Number of items: 9.

2018

Kingstone, H. and Lister, K. (Eds.) (2018) Paraphernalia! Victorian Objects. Series: The nineteenth century series. Routledge. ISBN 9780815387817 (In Press)

2017

Kingstone, H. (2017) A leap of faith: Abbott, Bellamy, Morris, Wells and the fin-de-siècle route to utopia. English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, 60(1), pp. 58-77.

Kingstone, H. (2017) Human-animal elision: a Darwinian universe in George Eliot’s novels. Nineteenth-Century Contexts, (Accepted for Publication)

Kingstone, H. (2017) Victorian Narratives of the Recent Past: Memory, History, Fiction. Series: Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9783319495491

Kingstone, H. (2017) The comparative method in “shallow time”: Scott, Carlyle and Galton. In: Sera-Shriar, E. (ed.) Historicising Humans: Deep Time, Evolution and Race in Nineteenth-Century British Sciences. University of Pittsburgh Press. (Accepted for Publication)

2016

Kingstone, H. (2016) Imaginary hindsight: contemporary history in William Morris and H.G. Wells. In: Godfrey, E. (ed.) Utopias and Dystopias in the Fiction of H. G. Wells and William Morris: Landscape and Space. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137523396

2014

Kingstone, H. (2014) Feminism, nationalism, separatism? The case of Alice Stopford Green. Journal of Victorian Culture, 19(4), pp. 442-456. (doi:10.1080/13555502.2014.961732)

Kingstone, H. (2014) Victorian historiography and the recent past: Harriet Martineau, J. R. Green, Spencer Walpole. Clio: A Journal of Literature, History and the Philosophy of History, pp. 317-339.

2013

Kingstone, H. (2013) The two Felixes: narratorial irony and the question of Radicalism in Felix Holt and Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt. George Eliot Review, 44, pp. 42-49.

This list was generated on Mon Dec 11 14:34:19 2017 GMT.
Number of items: 9.

Articles

Kingstone, H. (2017) A leap of faith: Abbott, Bellamy, Morris, Wells and the fin-de-siècle route to utopia. English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, 60(1), pp. 58-77.

Kingstone, H. (2017) Human-animal elision: a Darwinian universe in George Eliot’s novels. Nineteenth-Century Contexts, (Accepted for Publication)

Kingstone, H. (2014) Feminism, nationalism, separatism? The case of Alice Stopford Green. Journal of Victorian Culture, 19(4), pp. 442-456. (doi:10.1080/13555502.2014.961732)

Kingstone, H. (2014) Victorian historiography and the recent past: Harriet Martineau, J. R. Green, Spencer Walpole. Clio: A Journal of Literature, History and the Philosophy of History, pp. 317-339.

Kingstone, H. (2013) The two Felixes: narratorial irony and the question of Radicalism in Felix Holt and Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt. George Eliot Review, 44, pp. 42-49.

Books

Kingstone, H. (2017) Victorian Narratives of the Recent Past: Memory, History, Fiction. Series: Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9783319495491

Book Sections

Kingstone, H. (2017) The comparative method in “shallow time”: Scott, Carlyle and Galton. In: Sera-Shriar, E. (ed.) Historicising Humans: Deep Time, Evolution and Race in Nineteenth-Century British Sciences. University of Pittsburgh Press. (Accepted for Publication)

Kingstone, H. (2016) Imaginary hindsight: contemporary history in William Morris and H.G. Wells. In: Godfrey, E. (ed.) Utopias and Dystopias in the Fiction of H. G. Wells and William Morris: Landscape and Space. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137523396

Edited Books

Kingstone, H. and Lister, K. (Eds.) (2018) Paraphernalia! Victorian Objects. Series: The nineteenth century series. Routledge. ISBN 9780815387817 (In Press)

This list was generated on Mon Dec 11 14:34:19 2017 GMT.