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Dr Leigh Wetherall Dickson

Associate Professor

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



  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Speculation, Suicide, and the Silver Fork Novel, Wetherall Dickson, L. 13 Feb 2020, 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 Macmillan
  • 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 Macmillan
  • Lisa M. Hermsen, 'Manic Minds: Mania's Mad History and its Neuro-Future', Wetherall Dickson, L. Mar 2015, In: History of Psychiatry
  • 'The French, alas, are happy, while the English seek not to be so': Subverting the Melancholy Stereotype in Georgiana Cavendish's 'The Sylph', Wetherall Dickson, L. 23 Jun 2015, La Sociabilité en France et en Grande-Bretagne au Siècle des Lumières; L'émergence d'un nouveau modèle de société, Paris
  • ‘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

  • Sarah Winter Gothic Stages: The Rise and Fall of English Melodrama 1790-1890 Start Date: 04/10/2011 End Date: 11/06/2015
  • Montana Davies-Shuck Follower of Fashion: Mapping the Social and Political Genealogy of the Literary Fop 1660-1789 Start Date: 01/10/2016 End Date: 20/05/2021
  • Bethany Brigham Gothic Reform: The Narrative Interventions of Medical Practitioners, ca.1750-1850 Start Date: 01/10/2019

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


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