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Professor Ann Heilmann

Overview

Professor Ann Heilmann Position: Professor Email: HeilmannA@cf.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 75619
Extension: 75619
Location: John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cathays, Cardiff

Research Group

English Literature / Critical and Cultural Theory

Postgraduate Students and postdoctoral mentoring

I welcome PhD and postdoctoral applications in Victorian and fin-de-siècle literature (the New Woman; gender and sexuality; George Moore), neo-Victorianism, and Victorian to contemporary women's writing and gender discourses.

Research Interests

Neo-Victorianism; George Moore; the New Woman; 19th-21st-century gender and women’s writing

Selected Publications

I have authored and edited eleven books and written over fifty journal articles and book chapters on a range of topics and writers.

2010 (with Mark Llewellyn) Neo-Victorianism: The Victorians in the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave Macmillan)

2007 (ed., with Mark Llewellyn) The Collected Short Stories of George Moore: Gender and Genre, 5 vols (Pickering and Chatto) (editor of vols 1, 2, 4).  

2007 (ed., with Mark Llewellyn) Metafiction and Metahistory in Contemporary Women’s Writing (Palgrave Macmillan)

2006 (ed., with Lucy Delap) Anti-Feminism in Edwardian Literature, 6 vols (Thoemmes Continuum and Edition Synapse)

2004 New Woman Strategies: Sarah Grand, Olive Schreiner, Mona Caird (Manchester UP)

2004 (ed., with Margaret Beetham) New Woman Hybridities: Femininity, Feminism, and International Consumer Culture, 1880-1930 (Routledge)

2004 (ed.) Anti-Feminism in the Victorian Novel, 6 vols (Thoemmes Continuum and Edition Synapse)

2003 (ed.) Feminist Forerunners (Pandora)

2000 New Woman Fiction: Women Writing First-Wave Feminism (Palgrave Macmillan)

2000 (ed., with Stephanie Forward) Sex, Social Purity and Sarah Grand, 5 vols (Routledge)

1998 (ed.) The Late-Victorian Marriage Question, 5 vols (Routledge Thoemmes)

Publications

BOOKS: AUTHORED (RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS)    

2000    New Woman Fiction: Women Writing First-Wave Feminism. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, xviii + 221pp.

2004    New Woman Strategies: Sarah Grand, Olive Schreiner, Mona Caird. Manchester: Manchester University Press, xii + 292pp. 

2010    (With Mark Llewellyn, 50%) Neo-Victorianism: The Victorians in the Twenty-First Century, 1999-2009. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, xii + 323 pp.

BOOKS: EDITED – a. SCHOLARLY EDITION

2007    (With Mark Llewellyn) The Collected Short Stories of George Moore: Gender and Genre, 5 vols, Pickering and Chatto.  

AH editor of Vol. 1: Celibates, lxxiv + 375 pp., with joint ‘General Introduction’ and (AH’s) vol. introduction (22,694 words); Vol. 2: Other Short Stories, xxv + 166 pp. (introduction 10,958 words); Vol. 4: A Story-Teller’s Holiday, xxxvii + 418 pp. (introduction 15,322 words)

Introductions to vols 2 and 4 repr. in Jelena Krstović (ed.), Short Story Criticism: Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers, vol. 134. Farmington Hills: Gale, Cengage Learning, 2010, pp.274-304.

BOOKS: EDITED – b. ESSAY COLLECTIONS

2003    Feminist Forerunners: New Womanism and Feminism in the Early Twentieth Century. London: Pandora, xii + 258 pp. Introduction, pp.1-14.

2004    (With Margaret Beetham, AH: 75%) New Woman Hybridities: Femininity, Feminism, and International Consumer Culture, 1880-1930. Routledge Transatlantic Perspectives on American Literature Series. London: Routledge, xvi + 279 pp. Co-authored introduction, pp.1-14.

2007    (With Mark Llewellyn, 50%) Metafiction and Metahistory in Contemporary Women’s Writing. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, xi + 222pp. Co-authored introduction, pp.1-12. 

In preparation:

(With Mark Llewellyn, 50%) George Moore: Influence and Collaboration. Under contract with University of Delaware Press, Rowman and Littlefield. Includes a co-authored introduction, a co-authored chapter on A Drama in Muslin, and a co-edited appendix which makes available the full manuscript of George Moore and Pearl Craigie’s extant play The Fool’s Hour (the first act of which was published in the Yellow Book, 1894).

BOOKS EDITED – c. ANTHOLOGIES

1998    The Late-Victorian Marriage Question: A Collection of Key New Woman Texts. History of British Feminism Series. 5 vols. London: Routledge Thoemmes Press, ix-xxxi + xi-xviii + ix-xx + ix-xxi + xi-xix + 3,180 pp. 

2000    (With Stephanie Forward, AH:75%) Sex, Social Purity and Sarah Grand. History of Feminism Series. 4 vols. London: Routledge, 15+15+4+4+1,688 pp.

2004    (Invited) Anti-Feminism in the Victorian Novel, 6 vols. Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum and Edition Synapse. Introduction, v-lv (19,000 words) + 1,832 pp.

2006   (Invited, with Lucy Delap, 45%, with a contribution by Sue Thomas, 10%) Anti-Feminism in Edwardian Literature, 6 vols. Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum and Edition Synapse. Introduction (with Lucy Delap), vol. 1, pp. v-lx (21,657 words)

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS      

1998    ‘General Introduction’ (vol. 1) and Introductions to vol. 2-5, ed. The Late-Victorian Marriage Question: A Collection of Key New Woman Texts. London: Routledge Thoemmes, I: pp.ix-xxxi; II: pp.xi-xviii; III: pp.ix-xx; IV: pp.ix-xxi; V: pp.xi-xix.

1999    ‘Dreams in Black and White: Women, Race and Self-Sacrifice in Olive Schreiner’s Allegorical Writings’, in Heloise Brown, Madie Gilkes and Ann Kaloski-Naylor (eds), White?Women: Critical Perspectives on Race and Gender. York: Raw Nerve Books, pp.181-99.            

2000    ‘Overwriting Decadence: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Oscar Wilde and the feminisation of art in “The Yellow Wall-Paper”’, in Catherine J. Golden and Joanna S. Zangrando (eds), The Mixed Legacy of Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Newark: University of Delaware Press, pp.175-88.

Extract reprinted in Catherine J. Golden, ed. Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wall-Paper: A Sourcebook and Critical Edition (New York: Routledge, 2004), pp. 115-17.

2000    ‘General Introduction’ (vol. 1) and Introductions to vols 3-4, ed. (with Stephanie Forward, ed. of vol. 2), Sex, Social Purity and Sarah Grand. London: Routledge Thoemmes, I: pp.1-15; III: pp.1-4; IV: pp.1-4.    

2001    ‘Narrating the Hysteric: Fin-de-siècle Medical Discourse and Sarah Grand’s The Heavenly Twins (1893)’, in Angelique Richardson and Chris Willis (eds), The New Woman in Fiction and in Fact. Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp.123-35.

2002    (Invited, with Janet Beer, 50%) ‘“If I Were a Man”: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sarah Grand and the education of girls’, in Janet Beer and Bridget Bennett (eds), Special Relationships: Anglo-American Antagonisms and Affinities. Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp.178-201. [Freely accessible on Google Scholar]

2002    ‘The Devil Herself? Fantasy, female identity, and the villainess fatale in Margaret Atwood’s The Robber Bride’, in Stacy Gillis and Philippa Gates (eds), ‘The Devil Himself’: Detecting Villainy. Westport: Greenwood Press, pp.171-82. 

2002    ‘Wilde’s New Women: The New Woman on Wilde’, in Uwe Böker, Richard Corballis and Julie Hibbard (eds), The Importance of Reinventing Oscar: Versions of Wilde during the Last 100 Years. Proceedings of the Conference at the Technische Universität Dresden, 31 August-3 September 2000. Amsterdam: Rodopi, pp.135-45.

2003    ‘Introduction’ to ed. Feminist Forerunners: New Womanism and Feminism in the Early Twentieth Century. London: Pandora, pp.1-14.

2004    (With Margaret Beetham, 50%) ‘Introduction’ to eds. New Woman Hybridities: Femininity, Feminism and International Consumer Culture, 1880-1930. Routledge Transatlantic Perspectives on American Literature series (ed. Susan Castillo). London: Routledge, pp.1-14.

2004    ‘Introduction’ to ed. Anti-Feminism in the Victorian Novel. 6 vols. Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum and Edition Synapse, I: pp.v-lii.

2005    ‘The Myth of Medea and the Feminist Imagination in Victorian and Edwardian Britain’, in Martin Procházka and Ondrej Pliný (eds), Time Refigured: Myths, Foundation Texts and Imagined Communities. Prague: Charles University Press, pp.238-55.

2006    (With Lucy Delap) ‘Introduction’ to eds. Anti-Feminism in Edwardian Literature, 6 vols. Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum and Edition Synapse, I: pp.v-lx.

2006    ‘Hysteria, Melancholia, and the Artist Manqué in Vain Fortune’, in Mary Pierse (ed.), George Moore: Artistic Visions and Literary Worlds. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp.24-38.

2007    ‘Medusa’s Blinding Art: Mesmerism and the Problem of Female Artistic Agency in Louisa May Alcott’s “A Pair of Eyes” (1863)’, in Lucy Frank (ed.), The Subject of Death: Representations of Mortality in Nineteenth-Century US Writing. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp.204-15.

2007    (With Mark Llewellyn) ‘Introduction’ to eds. Metafiction and Metahistory in Contemporary Women’s Writing. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.1-12.

2007    ‘General Introduction’ (with Mark Llewellyn) and volume introductions to 1 (Celibates), 2 (Other Short Stories) and 4 (A Story-Teller’s Holiday, in eds. The Collected Short Stories of George Moore: Gender and Genre, 5 vols. London: Pickering and Chatto, I: xv-xxxii (with ML) and xxxiii-lxxii; II:  vi-xxv; IV: ix-xxxv.   

2008    (Invited) The Awakening and New Woman Fiction’, in Janet Beer (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Kate Chopin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.87-104.

2010    (Invited) ‘The Haunting of Henry James’, in Rosario Arias and Patricia Pulham (eds), Haunting and Spectrality in Neo-Victorian Fiction. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.111-30. 

2010    ‘Famine, Femininity, Family: Rememory and Reconciliation in Nuala O’Faolain’s My Dream of You’, in Marie-Luise Kohlke and Christian Gutleben (eds), Neo-Victorian Tropes of Trauma. Amsterdam: Rodopi, pp.285-310. 

2012    ‘The sublime and satanic North: The potteries in George Moore’s A Mummer’s Wife (1885) and Arnold Bennett’s Anna of the Five Towns (1902)’, in Katharine Cockin (ed.), The Literary North. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.56-72.  

2013    (With Mark Llewellyn, AH:75%) ‘Female selfhood in Evelyn Innes and Sister Teresa: From Wagnerian Künstlerroman to Freudian Family Romance’, in Fabienne Dabrigeon-Garcier and Christine Huguet (eds), George Moore: Across Borders. Amsterdam: Rodopi, pp.139-59.

2013    (Invited) ‘Marriage’, in Phillip Mallet (ed.), Thomas Hardy in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.351-62.

In press:

  • (Invited, with Mark Llewellyn, 50%) ‘Neo-Victorianism’, A Companion to Victorian Literature & Culture, ed. Herbert F. Tucker. Oxford: Blackwell, 2014. [7000 words]
  • (Invited, with Mark Llewellyn, 50%) ‘The Victorians, Sex and Gender’, in Juliet John (ed.), Victorian Literary Culture Handbook. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. [8,600 words]
  • (Invited) ‘Neo-Victorian Darwin: Representations of the 19th-century Scientist, Naturalist and Explorer in 21st-century Women’s Writing’, in Eckart Voigts-Virchow, Barabara Schaff and Monika Pietrzak-Franger (eds), Darwin Our Contemporary. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014. [c.10,000 words]
  • (With Mark Llewellyn, 50%) ‘Gender and Sexuality’, The Fin-de-Siècle World, ed. Michael Saler (University of California). London: Routledge, 2014. [7500 words]
  • (With Mark Llewellyn) ‘Introduction’ to eds., George Moore: Influence and Collaboration collection, contracted by University of Delaware Press, Rowman and Littlefield [c.10,000 words]
  • (With Elena Jaime de Pablos) ‘A Drama in Muslin: Portrait of the Artist as a Young (New) Woman’ [c.10,000 words], in Ann Heilmann and Mark Llewellyn (eds), George Moore: Influence and Collaboration collection, contracted by University of Delaware Press, Rowman and Littlefield.
  • ‘Co-Authorship, Desire and Conflict’, introduction to Part 2 (‘Collaboration’) [7,718 words] and edited manuscript of George Moore and Pearl Craigie’s The Fool’s Hour

JOURNAL ARTICLES    

1994    ‘Masquerade, Sisterhood and the Dilemma of the Feminist as Artist and Woman in Late Nineteenth-Century British Women’s Writing’, Journal of Gender Studies, 3:2, 155-63.

Repr. in 2013 in ‘Gender in Literature’, virtual issue of Journal of Gender Studies, http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/access/Literature-VSI-June-2013.pdf

1995    ‘“Over that Bridge Built with our Bodies the Entire Human Race Will Pass’: A Rereading of Olive Schreiner’s From Man to Man (1926)’, European Journal of Women’s Studies, 2, 33-50.

1995    ‘Feminist Resistance, the Artist and “A Room of One’s Own” in New Woman Fiction’ Women’s Writing, 2:3, 291-308.

1996    ‘Mona Caird (1854-1932): Wild Woman, New Woman, and Early Radical Feminist Critic of Marriage and Motherhood’, Women’s History Review, 5:1, 67-95. [Freely accessible on Google Scholar]

1996    ‘The “New Woman” Fiction and Fin-de-Siècle Feminism’, Women’s Writing, 3:3, 197-216, special issue on Women’s Writing at the Fin de Siècle, ed. Sally Ledger.

1997    (With Ingrid Sharp, 50%) ‘Making a Space for Women: Student Conferences as an Example of Feminist Staff-Student Interaction in the University’, Women’s Studies International Forum, 20:2, 301-20.

1999    ‘Mrs Grundy’s Rebellion: Margaret Oliphant between Orthodoxy and the New Woman’, Women’s Writing, 6:2, 215-37, special Margaret Oliphant issue, ed. Elisabeth Jay and Francis O’Gorman. 

2000    ‘(Un)Masking Desire: Cross-dressing and the Crisis of Gender in New Woman Fiction’, Journal of Victorian Culture, 5:1, 83-111.

2001    ‘Introduction’ to ed. Masculinities, Maternities, Motherlands: Defining/Contesting New Woman Identities, special issue of Nineteenth-Century Feminisms, 4 (Spring/Summer 2001), 7-15. 

2002-3 ‘Words as Deeds: Debates and narratives on women’s suffrage’, introduction’ to ed. Words as Deeds: Literary and Historical Perspectives on Women’s Suffrage, special double issue of Women’s History Review, 11:4 (2002) and 12:1 (2003). The introduction is in 11:4, 565-76.

2003    ‘Emma Bovary’s Sisters: Infectious desire and female reading appetites in Mary Braddon and George Moore’, Victorian Review, 29:1, 31-48. [Freely accessible via Google Scholar]

Repr. in Jelena Krstovic (ed.), Short Story Criticism: Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers, vol. 134. Farmington Hills: Gale, Cengage Learning, 2010, 223-30.

2003    ‘Female transvestism, object relations and mourning in George Moore’s “Albert Nobbs”, Women: a cultural review, 14:3, 248-62, special issue on Psychoanalysis and the Gothic.

Repr. in Jelena Krstovic (ed.), Short Story Criticism: Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers, vol. 134. Farmington Hills: Gale, Cengage Learning, 2010, pp.230-37.

2003    ‘Revolting Men: Sexual fears and fantasies in male New Woman fiction’, Critical Survey, 15:3, 56-73, special issue on ‘New’ Female Sexualities, 1870-1930, ed. Emma Liggins.

2003    ‘Consuming Appetites: Pleasure and Desire in Sarah Grand’s Babs the Impossible and Singularly Deluded’, Rivista di Studi Vittoriani, 15, 23-41.

2004    (With Mark Llewellyn, 50%) ‘Hystorical Fictions: Women (Re)Writing and (Re)Reading History’, introduction to eds. Hystorical Fictions, special issue of Women: a cultural review, 15: 2 (Summer 2004), 137-52.

Repr. in Italian translation (‘Narrativa storica: (ri)scrittura delle donne e (ri)lettura della storia’), in Studi E Ricerche, 50 (2007), 47-53, special issue on Narrativa storica e riscrittura: Saggie e interviste, ed. Daniela Cornoa, Valentina Castagna and Sabina D’Allesandro.

2004    ‘Visionary Desires: Theosophy, Auto-Eroticism, and the Seventh-Wave Artist in Sarah Grand’s The Beth Book’, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 26:1, 29-46.

2004    (With Mark Llewellyn, AH:60%) ‘What Kitty Knew: George Moore’s John Norton, Multiple Personality and the Psychopathology of Late-Victorian Sex Crime.’ Nineteenth-Century Literature, 59:3(December 2004), 372-403.

2005    ‘Introduction’ and ‘Medea at the Fin de Siècle: Revisionist Uses of Classical Myth in Mona Caird’s The Daughters of Danaus’, ed. First-Wave Feminist Engagements with History, special issue of Victorian Review, 31:1, 1-4, 21-39. 

2005    (With Mark Llewellyn, AH: 25%) ‘Introduction’ to eds. Women Writing History, special issue of Women’s Writing, 12: 1, 3-11.

2006    (With Valerie Sanders, 50%) ‘The Rebel, the Lady and the “Anti”: Femininity, Anti-Feminism, and the Victorian Woman Writer’, Women’s Studies International Forum, 26:3, 289-300.

2007    (With Mark Llewellyn, AH:25%) ‘George Moore and Literary Censorship: The Textual and Sexual History of “John Norton” and “Hugh Monfert”’, English Literature in Transition,50:4, 371-92.

Repr. in Jelena Krstovic (ed.), Short Story Criticism: Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers, vol. 134. Farmington Hills: Gale, Cengage Learning, 2010, pp.263-74.

2007    (With Mark Llewellyn, 50%) ‘Political Hystories’, ed. Political Hystories, special issue of Feminist Review, 85, 1-7.

2007    (With Mark Llewellyn, AH: 25%) ‘Introduction’ to eds. A Past of Her Own: History and the Modernist Woman Writer, special issue of Critical Survey, 19:1, 2-4.

2009-10Doing It With Mirrors: Neo-Victorian Metatextual Magic in Affinity, The Prestige, and The Illustionist’, Neo-Victorian Studies, 2:2, 18-42. (9,735 words) [Freely accessible via http://www.neovictorianstudies.com/]

2011    ‘Deferred Desire and Textual Consummation in George Moore’s Memoirs of My Dead Life: Beyond the Pleasure Principle?’, English Literature in Transition, 54:3 (July), 337-61. (11,146 words)

2011    (Invited) ‘Essentialism and Gender’, Critical Quarterly, 53:4, 78-89, special issue on Essentialism, ed. Angelique Richardson and Regenia Gagnier.

2011    ‘Sex, Religion and the New Woman in China: A Comparative Reading of Sarah Grand and Alicia Little’, Victorian Review, 37:2 (Fall 2011), 61-74, special issue on Religious Discourses on Sex, 1870-1930, ed. Joy Dixon and Naomi Hetherington. 

2012    ‘Specters of the Victorian in the Neo-Forties Novel: Sarah Waters’s The Little Stranger (2009) and Its Intertexts’, Contemporary Women’s Writing, 6:1 (March 2012), 38-55.

2013     (Invited, with Mark Llewellyn; AH:25%) ‘The Victorians Now: Global Reflections on Neo-Victorianism’, Critical Quarterly, 55:1 (April 2013), 24-42.

REVIEW ESSAYS, SHORTER WRITINGS, BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ENTRIES   

1991 Contributions to Lorna Sage (ed.), The Cambridge Guide to Women’s Writing in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999, pp.55, 169, 220, 257-58, 537, 605, 609-10.

2000 Entry on ‘Josephine Butler’ in Abigail Burnham Bloom (ed.), Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2000, pp.95-98.

2002 (Invited; with Debbie Taylor, AH:75%) ‘Interview with Margaret Atwood, Hay-on-Wye, 27 May 2001’, European Journal of American Culture, vol. 20:3, 132-47.

Repr. as ‘Fifty-Two Ways of Making Butter’, in Earl G. Ingersoll (ed.), Waltzing Again: New and Selected Conversations with Margaret Atwood. Princeton, NJ: Ontario Review, 2006, pp.236-52.

2003 (Invited) Preface to Stephanie Forward (ed.), Dreams, Visions and Realities. Birmingham: Birmingham University Press, pp.vii-ix.

2005 (Invited review essay) ‘The New Woman in the New Millennium: Recent Trends in Criticism of New Woman Fiction’, Literature Compass, 3:1 (December), 32-42.

2008 (Invited) Entries on Sarah Grand and Mona Caird for The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism (DNCJ), ed. by Laurel Brake and Marysa Demoor (online, British Library, Academia Press of Ghent, and ProQuest)

2009 ‘Sally Ledger: An Appreciation’, Women’s History Review, 18.3 (2009), 497-99.

2009 (Invited review essay) ‘Elective (Historical) Affinities: Contemporary Women Writing the Victorian’, Contemporary Women’s Writing, 3:1, 103-11.

EDITORSHIP: a. SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUES    

2001 Masculinities, Maternities, Motherlands: Defining/Contesting New Woman Identities. Special issue of Nineteenth-Century Feminisms, 4. 158 pp. (Introduction pp.7-15).

2002/3 Words as Deeds: Literary and Historical Perspectives on Woman Suffrage. Special issue of Women’s History Review, 11:4 (2002), 565-690; 12:1 (2003), 1-132 (Introduction, pp.565-76).

2004 (With Mark Llewellyn, AH: 50%) Hystorical Fictions, special issue of Women: a cultural review, 15:2, 145 pp (joint introduction, pp.137-52).

Repr. in Italian translation (‘Narrativa storica: (ri)scrittura delle donne e (ri)lettura della storia’), in Studi E Ricerche, 50 (2007), 47-53, special issue on Narrativa storica e riscrittura: Saggie e interviste, ed. Daniela Cornoa, Valentina Castagna and Sabina D’Allesandro.

2005 (With Mark Llewellyn, AH: 25%) Women Writing History, special issue of Women’s Writing, 12:1, 138pp (joint introduction, AH: 25%, pp.3-11).

2005 First-Wave Feminist Engagements with History, special issue of Victorian Review, 31:1, 76pp.

2007 (With Mark Llewellyn, AH: 50%) Political Hystories, special issue of Feminist Review, 85, 152pp (joint introduction, 50%, pp.1-7).

2007 (With Mark Llewellyn, AH: 25%) A Past of her Own: History and the Modernist Woman Writer, special issue of Critical Survey, 19:1.

Under review:
(With Mark Llewellyn, AH: 50%) Neo-Victorian Masculinities, special issue of Victoriographies.

 

Research

My fields of expertise are Victorian and especially fin-de-siècle literature, in particular the New Woman and the Anglo-Irish writer George Moore, and contemporary neo-Victorianism. More generally I have research interests in Victorian to 21st-century women’s writing and gender discourse.

My current projects include completing a monograph and an essay collection on George Moore (both with Mark Llewellyn). I am also working with scholars worldwide on setting up a neo-Victorian network. 

Postdoctoral mentoring
I am keen to work with postdoctoral scholars interested in my fields, and have previously mentored two externally funded projects (on motoring in turn-of-the-century women’s writing, funded by the SSHRCC, and on the New Woman and religion, funded by three AHRC/BA/ESRC Visiting Fellowships).

Conference organisation
I have (co)organised four international conferences, at Manchester (‘The New Woman in the International Periodical Press’, 2000), Swansea (‘Hystorical Fictions: Women, History, Authorship’, 2003), and at Hull on ‘George Moore and his Contemporaries’ (5-6 September 2008, sponsored by the British Academy and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Ireland) and on ‘Neo-Victorian Art and Aestheticism’ (26 March 2011, subsidised by BAVS). In addition I have convened symposia and smaller conferences, at the University of Wales Conference Centre in Gregynog (‘Gendering the Subject’ 2004) and for the NCUP in 2006, 2008 and 2009 (‘RAE2008: The Mentoring and Support of Early Career Researchers’; ‘Counting on Excellence: Bibliometrics and the Future of Research Funding’; and ‘Languages and Internationalisation: Globalisation and the 21st-century University’). I maintain an international Call for Papers mailing list on ‘Women and Gender’ (to be added to the list, email HeilmannA@cardiff.ac.uk).

Research grants
I have held research grants from the AHRC (under the Collaborative Doctoral Training scheme and twice the Research Leave scheme), the ESRC in conjunction with the AHRC and British Academy (AHRC/BA/ESRC Visiting Fellowship scheme), and the British Academy (twice under the AHRC/BA/ESRC Visiting Fellowship scheme; Visiting Professorship scheme; Conference Grant scheme; Overseas Conference scheme) and BAVS (British Association for Victorian Studies, conference grant).

Research council experience
A member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Peer Review College since its inception in 2004, I have assessed research grant proposals for the AHRC, the British Academy, the ESRC, the Irish Research Council, Leverhulme, OTKA (Hungarian research council), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In 2008 I served as a Special Advisor to the English RAE panel; currently I am a member of REF 2014 sub-panel 29, English Literature and Language.

General editorships, editorial and advisory boards
The general editor of Routledge's Major Works History of Feminism and Pickering and Chatto's Gender and Genre series, I serve on the editorial boards of Women's History Review (Routledge), Memory Studies(Sage), Neo-Victorian Studies (e-journal, Swansea), Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts and ELT (English Literature in Transition). I was on the advisory board of the ESRC-funded project on The Olive Schreiner Letters Project (directed by Professor Liz Stanley at the University of Edinburgh). I am an advisory board member of the Centre for Studies in Literature, School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies at Portsmouth University, and an Associate of the Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies.

Fellowships, directorships, subject associations:
I am an elected Fellow of the English Association and of IAUPE (International Association of University Professors of English). From 2008-10 I was the President of the NCUP (National Conference of University Professors; Vice-Presidency, 2006-8). Between 2002 and 2005 I acted as the Membership Secretary of BAVS (British Association for Victorian Studies), and in 2009-10 I coordinated the small grants scheme for the FWSA (Feminist and Women's Studies Association). Most recently I chaired the Women’s History Network panel of Book Prize Judges (2009-11).

Biography

I was appointed in Cardiff in 2012, having previously held chairs at the Universities of Hull and Swansea and lectureships at Manchester Metropolitan and Bradford Universities. Born and educated in Germany, I came to the UK originally on a fixed-term instructorship at the University of Leeds, where I taught German while undertaking my doctoral studies in English Literature for the University of Tübingen. During this time I also worked in Adult and Further Education and for the WEA. Prior to that, while reading for my degree in English and French Language and Literature at Tübingen, I spent six months studying at what was then University College Cardiff: an inspiring experience which determined my later decision to return to the UK. I am delighted to be back in Cardiff.         

EDUCATION                                                                                         
11/03/98    Dr. Phil. (Eng. Lit.), University of Tübingen, Germany (‘Magna cum laude’, 11 March 1998)
Full German doctoral scholarship (‘Graduiertenförderung’), doctoral studies undertaken in the UK (Leeds); thesis title: ‘New Women and Novels with a Purpose: Fin-de-siècle Feminism and the British Woman Writer’; supervised by Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Ludwig, then Vice-Chancellor of Tübingen 

30/05/86   ‘Staatsexamen’ (1.5 = lower first) in English and French Language and Literature, University of Tübingen (MA equivalent inclusive of BA); MA dissertation on Thomas Hardy and naturalism   

10/81-3/82 Sorbonne, Paris (scholarship funded by the DAAD / German Academic Exchange Service)

10/80-3/81 Cardiff University (scholarship funded by the DAAD)

10/78-5/86 English and French Language and Literature, University of Tübingen

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS                                                            
2005-12    Professor of English, Department of English, University of Hull

1999-05    Lecturer (B), Senior Lecturer (2001-4), Professor (2004-5), Department of English, Swansea University 

1996-99    Lecturer in English, Manchester Metropolitan University

1994-96    Lecturer (fixed term) in Women’s Studies, University of Bradford

1991-94    Tutor (part time), WEA, Leeds

1991-94    Tutor (part time) in Adult and Further Education (3 AE/FE colleges, Leeds); language instructor for Leeds Metropolitan University

1987-92    Language instructor (‘Lektorin’) and (from 1990) sessional tutor, German Department, School of Modern Languages, University of Leeds     

1985-86    Research Assistant, School of English, University of Tübingen, Germany (employed by Professor Dr. Hans-Werner Ludwig; additional 2 month contract in the summer of 1987)

TEACHING
I contribute to the first-year module on ‘The Novel’ and convene and teach ‘Victorian Fiction’ (Year 2) and ‘Gender and Monstrosity: Late-Victorian to Neo-Victorian’ (Year 3). At postgraduate level I offer a module on ‘Neo-Victorian Metatextualities’ (MA in English Literature).  

ADMINISTRATIVE AND MANAGEMENT SERVICE     

Cardiff University:

  • Member, Promotions Committee (2012-13)
  • Member, Research Leave Committee (2012-13)
  • Director of Research (English Literature)
  • Member, School Board

Selected previous service:

  • Departmental:

University of Hull: Director of Research and REF co-ordinator; Director of Graduate Studies (PGT and PGR); events and public lectures convenorship (Annual English Lecture 2008, 2009; Annual Victorian Lecture, 2010, 2011); convenorship of departmental research seminar series/strand); MA programme implementation and convenorship (Women, Gender and Literature, 2006-11)
Swansea University: MA programme implementation and convenorship (MA in Gender and Culture, 2003-5); implementation of BA in English with Gender (Swansea, with Sarah Gamble); convenorship of research seminar strand (2003-5)
Bradford University: Admissions Tutor, BA Women’s Studies and Social Policy (1994-6)

  • University-wide:

University REF Working Party (Hull 2010-12) and ‘critical REF friend’ for Business Studies, History and Politics; Faculty REF working party (Hull 2010-11); Founding Director, Centre for Victorian Studies (Hull 2009-11); Founding Director, Centre for Gender in Culture and Society (Swansea; 2003-5); Faculty Research Executive; Senate (Hull and Swansea); Faculty Board (Hull); Council (Swansea); University Committees: Human Resources (Swansea), Academic Staffing (Swansea, SL promotions), Equal Opportunities (Swansea); member and chair of selection and interview panels (Hull and Swansea)

Curriculum Vitae for Professor Ann Heilmann