Senior Lecturer in English and Admissions Tutor for English
William Morris Society Trustee and former Honorary Secretary and Vice Chair; member of the Editorial Board for The Journal of William Morris Studies; member of the British Association for Victorian Studies; External Examiner for the University of Wolverhampton.
Phillippa is currently Module Leader for the following modules:
- Nineteenth-Century Literature (Level 4)
- Gothic Literature (Level 5)
- Wonders Dreams and Marvels: Victorian Fantasy Writing (Level 6)
- Brave New Worlds (Level 7).
Other areas of teaching expertise include Eighteenth-Century Literature and Romanticism.
The life and work of William Morris. Nineteenth-century literature, particularly medievalism, the development of the romance form, gothic writing and utopian writing; nineteenth-century Socialism and Communism and the development of revolutionary ideals; nineteenth-century aesthetics, including Pre-Raphaelitism, architecture and the Arts and Crafts movement; nineteenth-century explorations of Iceland and the revival of the literature of the Great Old North.
Current Research Projects
Phillippa has recently published a co-edited collection of essays on William Morris’s literary, aesthetic and political legacy in the twenty-first century and is also working on a book on William Morris’s Last Romances.
Areas for supervision of research students
Phillippa would welcome applications for postgraduate research on topics relating to William Morris, nineteenth-century literature and culture, Gothic and Fantasy writing.
- ‘Morality versus Materialism, an interminable dichotomy: Radical discourse in eighteenth-century thought and literature 1750-1800’.
- ‘The Village Shop and Rural Life in Victorian England: Cultural representations and lived experience’.
For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Phillippa Bennett’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.