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Dr Leigh Wetherall Dickson

Senior Lecturer

Department: Humanities

ADSS Leighwetheralldickson Staffprofile 255My first degree was a BA in English Studies at Sheffield Hallam, followed by a PhD. In December 2006 I first joined Northumbria as the Leverhulme Research Associate for the three-year project 'Before Depression: Representation and Culture of the English Malady, 1660-1800', and have since become a full-time lecturer in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century English Literature at Northumbria.

Campus Address

Office: Lipman 403



Qualifications

  • English PhD September 01 1999
  • English BA (Hons) September 01 1996

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Speculation, Suicide and the Silver Fork Novel, Wetherall Dickson, L. 1 May 2019, In: Studies in the Literary Imagination
  • 'Only Four Months a Widow': The Softened Colours of Lady Susan's Wardrobe in Whit Stillman's 'Love and Friendship' (2016), Wetherall Dickson, L. Oct 2018, After Austen, Palgrave
  • Syphilis and Sociability: The Impolite Bodies of James Boswell and Sylas Neville, Wetherall Dickson, L. 30 Apr 2018, The Male Body in Medicine and Literature, Liverpool University Press
  • “A written monologue by that most interesting being, myself”: Sickness, Suicide, and Self-Reflection in the Diary of Alice James, Wetherall Dickson, L. 25 Sep 2016, In: Studies in the Literary Imagination
  • Disease and Death in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture, Ingram, A., Wetherall Dickson, L. 28 Sep 2016
  • Fashion Victim: High Society, Sociability and Suicide in Georgiana Cavendish’s The Sylph, Dickson, L. 28 Sep 2016, Disease and Death in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture, Palgrave
  • Lisa M. Hermsen, 'Manic Minds: Mania's Mad History and its Neuro-Future', Wetherall Dickson, L. Mar 2015, In: History of Psychiatry
  • ‘What a Creature is Man’: The Melancholia, Literary Ambition and Manly Fortitude of Robert Burns, Wetherall Dickson, L. 2015, Voice and Context in Eighteenth-Century Verse, Basingstoke, Macmillan
  • A Written Warning: Lady Caroline Lamb, noblesse oblige, and the works of John Ford, Wetherall Dickson, L. Aug 2013, Shakespeare and the Culture of Romanticism, Farnham, Ashgate
  • “Dear Diary”: Writing and Reading the Troubled Self [public talk], Wetherall Dickson, L. 28 Feb 2013

PGR Supervision

  • Bethany Brigham Start: 01/10/2019
  • Montana Davies-Shuck Start: 01/10/2016


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