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Dr Helena Goodwyn

VC Senior Fellow

Department: Humanities

Before joining Northumbria University in 2020 I was a Lecturer in Victorian Literature at the University of St Andrews, and before this held teaching positions at the University of Warwick and Queen Mary, University of London. 

Helena Goodwyn


  • English Literature PhD January 01 2016
  • English Literature MA
  • English BA (Hons)
  • Associate Fellow (AFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2018

Key Publications

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  • Review of Geoffrey Belknap's 'From a Photograph: Authenticity, Science and the Periodical Press 1870-1890' and Julie Codell and Linda K. Hughes, eds., 'Replication in the Long Nineteenth Century: Re-makings and Reproductions', Goodwyn, H. Jan 2020, In: Victorian Periodicals Review
  • Sensation Drama, 1860-1880 An Anthology, Goodwyn, H. 13 Aug 2020, In: English Studies
  • Margaret Harkness, W. T. Stead, and the transatlantic social gospel network, Goodwyn, H. 1 Feb 2019, Margaret Harkness, Manchester, Manchester University Press
  • A ‘New’ Journalist, Goodwyn, H. 3 Jul 2018, In: Journal of Victorian Culture
  • Review of ‘Bernard Shaw, W. T. Stead, and the New Journalism: Whitechapel, Parnell, Titanic, and the Great War' by Nelson Ritschel, Goodwyn, H. 2018, In: Victorian Periodicals Review
  • Review of ‘The News of the World and the British Press, 1843-2011' Laurel Brake, Chandrika Kaul, and Mark W. Turner, eds., Goodwyn, H. 2017, In: Victorian Periodicals Review
  • Room for Confidence: Early Career Feminists in the English Department, Goodwyn, H., Hogg, E. 2017, Being an Early Career Feminist Academic, Palgrave
  • English Studies: The State of the Discipline, Past, Present, and Future, Goodwyn, H., Kitching, M., Gildea, N., Tyson, H. 2015
  • Kate Chopin's The Awakening: Authenticity and the Artist, Goodwyn, H., Beer, J. 1 Jan 2014, Critical Insights: The Awakening by Kate Chopin, Salem Press
  • Review of 'Muckraker: the Scandalous Life and Times of W. T. Stead – Britain’s First Investigative Journalist' by W. Sydney Robinson, Goodwyn, H. 2014, In: Journalism Studies

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Helena has research interests in British and American literature of the long nineteenth century, book and media history, and women’s literature. 

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