Dr Serena Trowbridge
Reader in Victorian Literature
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Dr. Serena Trowbridge read English and Art History at King's College London, followed by an MA in textual studies at the University of Birmingham. Her PhD, entitled 'Christina Rossetti's Fractured Gothic', was completed at Birmingham City University in 2010, supervised by Professor Fiona Robertson. Her monograph Christina Rossetti's Gothic was published by Bloomsbury in 2013.
Serena is Reader in Victorian Literature. Her research interests include Gothic, graveyard poetry, Pre-Raphaelitism in art and literature, lunatic asylums, ecocriticism and eighteenth and nineteenth century literature generally. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
She is Associate Director of Research for the School of English, with responsibility for researcher education and career development, and impact for REF2021. Serena supervises PhDs on topics including Walter Bagehot, Swinburne and weather poetry. She is an experienced external examiner for doctoral work.
Serena was Editor of the Review of the Pre-Raphaelite Society 2004-2017 and is now Vice-President of the Pre-Raphaelite Society and Senior Vice-President of the Birmingham & Midland Institute.