Dressed to Kill: Clothing and Adornment in Victorian Crime Fiction.
Alyson Hunt is in her second year of a part-time PhD in the School of Humanities. Her current research explores the role of dress in Victorian short crime stories. Provisionally entitled “Dressed to Kill: Clothing and Adornment in Victorian Crime Fiction” the project explores how dress and clothing acts as a vehicle for social anxieties such as identity, sex and nationality, both illuminating and encrypting these concerns.
- Professor Carolyn Oulton (first supervisor)
- Dr Susan Civale (second supervisor)
Alyson has given three conference papers and is currently working on her first article for publication.
She is also working as a research associate for the International Centre for Victorian Women Writers producing a number of exhibitions as part of a research project entitled From Brontë to Bloomsbury: Realism, Sensation and the New in Women’s Writing from the 1840s to the 1920s. Alyson will co-convene her third conference in July 2016.