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Dr Emma Curry

Honorary Junior Research Fellow

Emma CurryEmma Curry completed her PhD thesis, titled “Language and the Fragmented Body in the Novels of Charles Dickens”, in 2016 at Birkbeck, University of London. Her research interests include Dickens, nineteenth-century fiction, digital humanities, the body in literature, and the history of emotions. During her time at Birkbeck she spearheaded the “Our Mutual Friend Tweets” project, which ran from May 2014 to November 2015 in conjunction with Birkbeck’s online serial reading of Our Mutual Friend. She is now in the early stages of a new project on the emotional history of embarrassment, and organised a symposium on this topic, entitled “Embarrassing Bodies: Feeling Self-Conscious in the Nineteenth Century”, which was held at Birkbeck in June 2016.


Emma Curry, “Dickens and New Media/Cyberspace”, in Juliet John & Claire Wood (eds), Dickens and the Arts (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press) [forthcoming]

Emma Curry & Ben Winyard, “Our Virtual Friends: Dickens, Digital Communities, and Performative Learning”, Journal of Victorian Culture 21.4 (2016), 1–8.

Emma Curry, “Doing the Novel in Different Voices: Reflections on a Dickensian Twitter Experiment”, 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century 21 (2015). DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/ntn.736.

Emma Curry & Beatrice Bazell, “Articulating Victorian Body Parts: The Conference”, Victorian Network 6 (2015), 136–40.

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