Dr Helen Kingstone

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

telephone: 6830
email: Helen.Kingstone@glasgow.ac.uk

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 a new book about the ways different media represented the scale of modernity in the nineteenth century, ranging from 360° panorama paintings, and the writings they inspired,  to collective biographies such as the Dictionary of National Biography

With collaborator Dr Trev Broughton (University of York) and other contributors, she is working on a project about generational identities among the cohort born in 1819, who were all Queen Victoria's exact contemporaries (find us on Twitter @Born1819). Future projects aim to collaborate with researchers across disciplines to compare how the category of 'generations' is used in different fields, and how we might pool our perspectives to inform today's world.


Grants

Drawing on the findings of the 'Born 1819' project, she has produced an exhibition about this generation, on display in a Victorian glasshouse of Glasgow Botanic Gardens. The exhibition is up throughout 2019, and is made possible through funding from the University's Knowledge Exchange fund, the Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens and Glasgow City Council.

She and Dr Alys Mostyn (University of Leeds) are working on a pedagogical project investigating what the effects are on student learning of using print books or e-books in classrooms, focusing particularly on English Literature university seminars. This research is enabled by a Learning and Teaching Development Fund grant from the University of Glasgow.

In 2017, she was holder of the Gladstone Library's Dr Daisy Ronco scholarship in nineteenth-century studies, which enabled her to spend a week in this wonderful library established by William Gladstone.

She and colleagues including Sam Durrant (University of Leeds) 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.


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

I currently teach:

  • Realism and Fantasy in Victorian Literature (senior honours)
  • 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)

  • M.Litt Victorian Literature core courses

  • Dissertation supervision


Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2014 | 2013
Number of items: 12.

2018

Kingstone, H. (2018) The comparative method in “shallow time”: Scott, Carlyle and Galton. In: Sera-Shriar, E. (ed.) Historicizing Humans: Deep Time, Evolution, and Race in Nineteenth-Century British Sciences. Series: Science and culture in the nineteenth century. University of Pittsburgh Press: Pittsburgh, PA. ISBN 9780822945291

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

Kingstone, H. and Lister, K. (2018) Introduction: 'It's a Victorian Thing'. In: Kingstone, H. and Lister, K. (eds.) Paraphernalia! Victorian Objects. Series: The nineteenth century series. Routledge, pp. 1-9. ISBN 9780815387817

Broughton, T. and Kingstone, H. (2018) Generations. Victorian Literature and Culture, 46(3-4), pp. 709-715. (doi:10.1017/S1060150318000633)

Kingstone, H. (2018) ‘But that was community’: the religious foundation at a Catholic higher education institution. Oral History, 46(2),

Kingstone, H. (2018) Human-animal elision: a Darwinian universe in George Eliot’s novels. Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 40(1), pp. 87-103.

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

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 Thu Apr 18 00:40:22 2019 BST.
Number of items: 12.

Articles

Broughton, T. and Kingstone, H. (2018) Generations. Victorian Literature and Culture, 46(3-4), pp. 709-715. (doi:10.1017/S1060150318000633)

Kingstone, H. (2018) ‘But that was community’: the religious foundation at a Catholic higher education institution. Oral History, 46(2),

Kingstone, H. (2018) Human-animal elision: a Darwinian universe in George Eliot’s novels. Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 40(1), pp. 87-103.

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. (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. (2018) The comparative method in “shallow time”: Scott, Carlyle and Galton. In: Sera-Shriar, E. (ed.) Historicizing Humans: Deep Time, Evolution, and Race in Nineteenth-Century British Sciences. Series: Science and culture in the nineteenth century. University of Pittsburgh Press: Pittsburgh, PA. ISBN 9780822945291

Kingstone, H. and Lister, K. (2018) Introduction: 'It's a Victorian Thing'. In: Kingstone, H. and Lister, K. (eds.) Paraphernalia! Victorian Objects. Series: The nineteenth century series. Routledge, pp. 1-9. ISBN 9780815387817

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

This list was generated on Thu Apr 18 00:40:22 2019 BST.