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Alyson Hunt

PhD Student

School: International Centre for Victorian Women Writers

Campus: Canterbury

Biographical note

Alyson Hunt has been the Research Associate for the International Centre for Victorian Women Writers since the centre was founded and has worked on a series of enterprises as part of a project entitled: From Brontë to Bloomsbury: Realism, Sensation and the New in Women’s Writing from the 1840s to the 1920s. 

In 2016 she wrote and produced "Lady Audley on Trial" for the Being Human festival, in which trainee lawyers cross-examined characters from Mary Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret. Alyson adapted the original text to produce a police case file and with the help of professional actors, tried the Sensation heroine under modern day law. 

In 2018-19 she conceived and produced the "Not Your Average Josephine Project", analysing preconceptions of Victorian women writers against data from real writers. She has compiled an introductory database of writers to highlight the wealth of writers rediscovered through ICVWW events. She has also co-convened five international conferences, produced exhibitions about Victorian women at the Seaside and Victorian Women's theatre, contributed towards a digital adventure and with Gemma Aldridge she is the Format and Design Editor for the ICVWW Newsletter.

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