Famke Veenstra-Ashmore, Gonville & Caius

Degree: MPhil
Course: English
Supervisor: Dr Sarah Burdett
Dissertation Title: Eighteenth-century women's life writing and female selfhood

Research Interests

I work on all kinds of eighteenth-century writing, with a special focus on gender and genre in the revoloutionary decade. My MPhil project examines the development of a gendered voice through various kinds of life writing; some figures who I expect to appear include Mary Wollstonecraft (of special interest), Amelia Opie, and Maria Edgeworth.