Lucy Sixsmith, Trinity

Degree: PhD
Course: 1830-PD
Supervisor: Dr Ruth Abbott
Dissertation Title: The Bible as a Material Text in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Biographical Information

I obtained my BA in English from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 2010, and an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University in 2011. I then trained to teach English as a foreign language, and worked with adults and children of all ages in Moscow, Russia, and in Reggio Calabria, Italy. I returned to Cambridge in 2016 for an MPhil in Modern and Contemporary Literature, and wrote a dissertation on humility and humour in T. S. Eliot. My PhD project moves back into the nineteenth century and into the world of material texts, combining literary and book history in an investigation of the Bible and the bibles of the period.

Research Interests

Poetry and faith; verse technique; the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century novel; reading practices; drafts and revisions; teaching and learning in theory and practice; annotations, marginalia and note-taking; bibles, obviously.