Nadine Muller Wins Heritage Lottery Funding for War Widows’ Stories

Nadine Muller Wins Heritage Lottery Funding for War Widows’ Stories

LJMU English's Dr Nadine Muller has secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for her new project War Widows' Stories. Reflecting on how the idea for this venture came about, and what the project will achieve, Nadine says: My first book, The Widow: A Literary & Cultural History, is due to be published by the end of the year, and while I’m proud of the monograph, it very much feels like a book alone won't do this topic justice. The stories I uncovered are filled with injustice, prejudice, and hardship in many different forms. Yet very few people seem to be aware of the challenges widowhood has presented for women in Britain over the past two centuries on economic, psychological, and social levels, and even fewer are aware that to this very day there are battles left to be fought. Of course one group of women is very much aware of these issues, and that is widows themselves. I often go on about the benefits of blogging...
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Dr Nadine Muller

My research covers literary and cultural histories of women, gender, and feminism from the nineteenth century through to the present day, as well as contemporary women's fiction, and neo-Victorianism. My first monograph - The Widow: A Literary and Cultural History - will be published by Liverpool University Press in late 2017, and I am now working on an oral history and participatory project called War Widows' Stories, which is in receipt of a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund. I am a member of the AHRC Peer Review College, and I am also a BBC New Generation Thinker. I welcome enquiries from prospective doctoral researchers wishing to work on any combination of the above fields and themes. At LJMU, I teach across all undergraduate levels and postgraduate levels, and I have led the departments' core literary and cultural theory provision as well as covering modules on gender and social media. I have also designed specialist modules such as "Feminist Fictions", which covers women's writing's relationship with feminist...
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