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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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  • More Light or Heat? A Spiritual Look at the Life of W. T. Stead, Goodwyn, H. 6 Jan 2021, In: Journal of Victorian Culture
  • Woman's Thoughts about Men, Goodwyn, H. 19 Jan 2021, In: Women's Writing
  • 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. 17 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

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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