Dr Annika Bautz
Head of School Humanities and Performing Arts
School of Humanities and Performing Arts (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)
Ph.D. Newcastle; M.A. Zurich; B.A. Hamburg
Dr Annika Bautz joined the English and Creative team at the University of Plymouth in 2010. Since then she has developed a number of new modules, including ‘Gothic Fictions: Villains, Virgins, Vampires’, and ‘Reading Jane Austen: then and now’. She has supervised undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations as well as ResM and PhD theses on a range of topics relating to Romantic and Victorian literature.
Her research focuses on Romantic and Victorian fiction, in particular the history of the book, library history and reception studies. Her publications include books and essays on the afterlives of Jane Austen, Walter Scott, George Eliot, Edward Bulwer-Lytton. She has given invited talks at a range of venues, including the universities of Heidelberg, Lausanne, Goettingen, Lund, Hamburg, the Sorbonne, Cambridge, Wolverhampton, Keele, De Montfort, SAS London, as well as at Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth Proprietary Library, and the Jane Austen Society London.
Since 2016, Annika has been Head of the School of Humanities and Performing Arts, a school consisting of over 25 programmes across the areas of Creative Writing, English, History, Art History, Anthropology, Acting, Drama, and Music, and home to 1000 UG, PGT and research students.
Romantic and Victorian fiction; history of the book; reception studies
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