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Miss Laura Gill

Post:Teaching Fellow in English Literature (English)
Other posts:Research student (English)
Location:ARTS B B251
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Teaching Fellow in the School of English.


2013–2017 (submitted) DPhil English (AHRC funded) - University of Sussex

2012–2013 MA Literature and Culture 1700-1900 (Distinction) - University of Sussex

2009–2012 BA Philosophy and English (1:1) - University of Sussex



'Milton's Christ and Passive Power in Melville and Turner' in The Figure of Christ in the Nineteenth Century, ed. by Elizabeth Ludlow (Forthcoming, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

'Melting Bodies: The Dissolution of Bodily Boundaries in Milton and Swinburne’ Victorian Network, ‘Victorian Bodies and Body Parts’ (6.1, Summer 2015), guest edited by Professor Pamela K. Gilbert (University of Florida), 72-92.

Conference Papers

'"ill fare the hands that heaved the stones": John Milton and Thomas Hardy', English Graduate Seminar, University of Sussex. October 2016.

‘You are Eve, and I am the Other One’: Thomas Hardy’s Ever-Falling Eve’ at ‘The Afterlives of Eve’, Newcastle University & Durham University. September 2016.

‘Milton’s Christ and Passive Power in Melville and Turner’ at ‘The Figure of Christ in the Long Nineteenth Century’, Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge. May 2016.

‘‘Humanity appears upon the scene, hand in hand with trouble’: Hands in Milton and Hardy’ at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California. April 2016

‘Cleaving Together: Bodily Boundaries in Milton and Swinburne’ at the Eleventh International Milton Symposium, University of Exeter. July 2015.

‘Failure, Fragment and Framing in Mary Shelley’s The Last Man’ at ‘The Apocalyptic Imagination’, Gladstone Centre for Victorian Studies Conference, Gladstone’s Library and University of Liverpool. July 2015.

‘Passive Power: Speech and Silence in Milton and Melville’ at ‘In Other Words’ Graduate Research in Progress Symposium, University of Sussex. July 2014.

‘Melting Bodies: Bodily Boundaries in Milton and Swinburne’ at ‘Boundaries’ Symposium, Excursions Journal, University of Sussex. July 2014.

Awards and Grants

AHRC Doctoral Studentship, October 2013–September 2016, University of Sussex/AHRC. 

Huntington Fellowship (International Placement Scheme) January-April 2016, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens/AHRC. Research project titled ‘Blake and the Bible: A Study of Representations of Genesis and the Miltonic in the Huntington Library’.


Seminar Tutor, Comedy: Elective Module (University of Sussex, Spring 2017)

Seminar Tutor, Reading Genre 1: Undergraduate 1st Year Course (University of Sussex, Autumn 2016)

Workshop Tutor, Texts in Time 1: Nineteenth Century to Contemporary, Undergraduate 1st Year Course (University of Sussex, Autumn 2015)

Co-Teaching ‘Representation and the Body’, Undergraduate 2nd Year Course (University of Sussex, Spring 2015)

English Lecturer Training Programme (University of Sussex, Autumn 2014–Spring 2015)

Other Roles

Member of the board, Excursions Journal, an online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal based at the University of Sussex. 2013-2016 (Communications Editor 2014–2015).

Co-founder, English Graduate Seminar series, launched in Autumn 2015. A platform for current PhD students in the school of English at Sussex to share research with peers.

Invited Chair, Feminist Cultures Reading Group session February 2015 - Gilbert and Gubar’s The Madwoman in the Attic (Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies).

Conference Organisation

'Failure', Excursions Journal, The Keep, University of Sussex. September 2016.

'Boundaries' Symposium, Excursions Journal, University of Sussex. July 2014.

'Found in Translation', inaugural CHASE postgraduate interdisiciplinary conference, ICA, London. May 2014.