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Professor Valerie Sanders
Professor of English
|Biography||Valerie was born and educated in Hull. She then left the city for 25 years - for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, and for lecturing posts at the Universities of Buckingham and Sunderland - before returning to Hull in 2001 to take up a Chair in English at the University.
She has since been Head of the English Department, Deputy Dean for Research, Acting Dean of the Faculty (2010-11) and Director of the Graduate School (2012-17).
- 'Harriet Martineau', In Our Time, with Melvyn Bragg, Karen O'Brien and Ella Dzelzainis, BBC Radio 4, 8 December 2016.
- ‘Disappearing Dad', Time Shift documentary BBC 4 29 June 2010 (expert ‘talking head')
Reviewing and writing articles for Times Higher Education magazine (2011- )
|Research Interests||'Neglected' Victorian women novelists, especially Harriet Martineau (1802-76) and Margaret Oliphant (1828-97); also Charlotte Bronte and Charlotte Mary Yonge
Life Writing: auto/biography
Victorian Family cultures: especially fatherhood and sibling cultures
|Teaching and Learning||Undergraduate
- Classics of British Children's Literature (Level 4) (Convener)
- The Child in British and American Literature and Culture (Level 5) (Convener)
- Brief Encounters with the Victorians (Level 5)
Postgraduate: Modern Children's Literature
|Scopus Author ID||14042488800|