Dr. Janice Allan
Salford Business School
I completed my BA and MA in Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta in Canada. Having obtained a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship, I completed my PhD in English at McMaster University in 1996. My first full-time post was at the University of Huddersfield (1998-2003) and I have been at the University of Salford since February 2003. In addition to being a Senior Lecturer within the Directorate of English, I am also Associate Head of School (Academic).
Areas of research
Crime, Sensation Fiction, Victorian, Gender
I currently convene two modules: Women, Crime and Medicine in the Nineteenth Century (level 6) and Victorian Literature (level 5).
My research interests lie in the area of nineteenth-century popular literature and culture – especially sensation and detective fiction – as well as constructions of gender and deviance. I am particularly interested in how literary and non-literary representations of normative and deviant femininities are shaped by contemporary medical and legal discourses.
- BA (Hons) Comparative Literature
- MA in Comparative Literature
- PhD in English
- Member of the British Association of Victorian Studies and Victorian Popular Fiction Association
- Associate member of the Crime Writers Association
- Executive Editor of Clues: a Journal of Detection
- Member of the Advisory Board for the Wilkie Collins Journal