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Emma McTavish

Research Interests

Victorian literature, life writing, gender and sexuality, new historicism, art history

Awards and Recognition
Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2020-2021
R. Samuel McLaughlin Fellowship, 2019-2020
Department of English Award, 2017-2018
Graduate Supervision

My doctoral work examines mid-Victorian ideas of physical and moral pollution and its intersections with cross-class desire and slumming. My dissertation focuses on working women and noseless women as ‘dirty’ and ‘disgusting’ fetishized objects in Arthur Munby’s archival collection of diaries and photographic albums.

Department of English, Queen's University

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Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.