Dr Claire Wilkinson, Faculty of English



Biographical Information

I studied for my BA at Cambridge and for my MA at York.  My Ph.D, which considered the relationship between literature and financial crisis, was awarded by Cambridge in 2017.  I teach for several undergraduate papers: Part I, Paper I (Practical Criticism); Part I, Paper 6 (English Literature 1660-1870); Part I, Paper 7a/b (English Literature 1830-present); Part II, Paper I (Practical Criticism); Part II, Paper 10 (Special Period 1847-1872); and Part II, Paper 11 (Modernism and the Short Story).

I spend quite a lot of time working on issues relating to access to higher education.  I run the Sutton Trust, Experience Cambridge, and Teach First programmes at the Faculty, and lecture at ICE (the Institute for Continuing Education).

Research Interests

Literature and economics; eighteenth and nineteenth century literature and culture; political economy; Marxism; conceptual history.

I am particularly interested in the relationship between conceptual economic forms and writing.  I was the co-convenor of ART / MONEY / CRISIS at CRASSH (April 2016), and am currently engaged in research for a theatre project at the Barbican (September 2018), which looks at alternative economic futures (http://metisarts.co.uk/we-know-not-what-we-may-be/).

Areas of Graduate Supervision

I contribute to supervision/teaching for the MPhil in 18th Century and Romantic Studies.