Melissa Dickson

Colleges, School and Institutes

Research interests

My research focuses on the relationships between Victorian literature, science, medicine, and material culture. I am particularly interested in the study and depiction of the senses and the workings of memory in the nineteenth century. My current work is on explorations of the body’s physiological and psychological responses to sound and music in the nineteenth century.

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

I welcome research projects and postgraduate supervision in any of (and any combination of) the following areas within nineteenth-century studies:
• Literature and Science
• Literature and Medicine
• Literature and Music
• Representations of the Senses
• Empire and the Orient
• Material Culture