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Nicola Bishop

bishopI am currently in my third year of an interdisciplinary PhD focusing on the characterisation of male lower-middle-class clerks in late-Victorian and Edwardian fiction. My thesis is based around the stereotyping of office workers as pathetic, pitiable figures, particularly in works that have long been ignored by the literary canon. I am involved in the AHRC middle-brow fiction network and especially enjoy browsing second-hand bookshops for little-known treasures. I am jointly supervised, in two departments, by Professor John Schad (English) and Dr. James Taylor (History). I currently teach in the History department on their new Part 1 course - From the Medieval to the Modern: History and Historians. I also recently gave a paper at Lancaster University’s 2010 Histfest conference titled “What thought of ‘head office’ to one off his head?: The Lower-Middle-Class Clerk on Holiday, 1850-1930’.

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