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Jayne Thomas


person name Position: Postgraduate Researcher Email:
Area: English Literature

PhD Research

My thesis looks at appropriations and re-workings of the Wordsworthian transcendent moment in the Victorian period, with a specific focus on the work of Robert Browning, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Walter Pater and George Moore.

Supervisor: Dr Carl Plasa, Dr Jane Moore

Academic Background

I have degree in English Literature from Swansea University, and an M.A. in English Literature from Cardiff University. 

I am an Associate Lecturer with the Higher Education Academy.

Conferences, Symposia and Seminars

‘Innovations and limitations: George Moore’s use of the Romantic epiphany in his Victorian novels’, in George Moore: Dublin, Paris, Hollywood (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2012), pp. 170-84.

‘Burning with a gem-like flame: George Moore, Decadence, and the Paterian aesthetic moment’, in The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies (in submission).

‘“Shapes from an underworld”’: the ‘unconscious’ in George Moore’s Evelyn Innes and Sister Teresa’, in George Moore and the Quirks of Human Nature, Peter Lang, 2013 (in submission).


I am in my third year as a Postgraduate Tutor in ENCAP.