Staff Profiles: Dr. Hilary Weeks

Dr. Hilary Weeks

Staff Profile: Dr. Hilary Weeks
Senior Lecturer in English Literature

Dr. Hilary Weeks

Dr. Hilary Weeks

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

Literary and Critical Studies

Dr Hilary Weeks has a particular interest in course development and university outreach, and is a University Teaching Fellow.


Dr Hilary Weeks is Senior Lecturer and former Course Leader in English Literature, and a University Teaching Fellow. She teaches widely across the undergraduate programme. She is especially interested in course development and learning; she contributed to a JISC-supported project on virtual t?eaching, and is currently working toward expanding the use of digital technologies in English teaching.


Award Title Institution Date
BA (Hons) English and Related Literature (German) University of York 1983
MA English University of California Los Angeles 1990
PhD English Literature University of Gloucestershire 2005

Membership of professional bodies

British Association of Victorian Studies

Tennyson Society

William Morris Society

Teaching and research


Teaching widely as well as in depth, being part of learning communities and public engagement are my job's greatest rewards. I focus on nineteenth-century literature, visual culture and travel writing.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Dr Hilary Weeks's research interests include nineteenth-century (Romantic and Victorian) British literature, European affinities, travel writing, aesthetics, architecture and the visual arts, Pre-Raphaelitism and religion. She has supervised research degrees on Edward Thomas, Mary Webb, and the history of the novel, and examined on architectural geography. She is currently researching early nineteenth-century travel novels for Cambridge University Press.


Thesis Supervision

External responsibilities

Academic Link Tutor for Yeovil College University Centre

Subjects for media interviews

Nineteenth-century literature

Culture and art

The Gothic

Travel writing


Visual/verbal aesthetics


University access and the level 4 student experience

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