Professor Carolyn Oulton


NameProfessor Carolyn Oulton
Job titleProfessor of Victorian Literature
Research instituteSchool of Humanities

Research outputs

Railway fiction or seaside sensation? Journeys to the sea in Lady Audley’s Secret and No Name.

Oulton, C. 2020. Railway fiction or seaside sensation? Journeys to the sea in Lady Audley’s Secret and No Name. Studies in the Novel.

Kent Maps

Oulton, C. 2020. Kent Maps.

Mobile landscapes: finding Kent Dickensian in David Copperfield and Great Expectations

Oulton, C. and Moffat, Ken Mobile landscapes: finding Kent Dickensian in David Copperfield and Great Expectations.

Secret writing in Margate Caves

Overall, S. and Oulton, C. 2019. Secret writing in Margate Caves.

Mary Cholmondeley

Oulton, C. 2019. Mary Cholmondeley. in: Scholl, L. (ed.) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Victorian Women’s Writing Palgrave.

‘I was in the condition of mind to be shocked at nothing’: losing the plot in Wuthering Heights

Oulton, C. 2018. ‘I was in the condition of mind to be shocked at nothing’: losing the plot in Wuthering Heights. in: de la L. Oulton, C. (ed.) British Women’s Writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury, 1840-1940 Volume 1: 1840s and 1850s Palgrave Macmillan.

British women’s writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury, 1840-1940 Volume 1: 1840s and 1850s

Oulton, C. Gavin, A. and de la L. Oulton, C. (ed.) 2018. British women’s writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury, 1840-1940 Volume 1: 1840s and 1850s. Palgrave Macmillan.

‘”And yet these things were done by educated and kindly men”: negotiating change in Mary Cholmondeley’s 'The Romance of His Life’

Oulton, C. 2018. ‘”And yet these things were done by educated and kindly men”: negotiating change in Mary Cholmondeley’s 'The Romance of His Life’.

‘”The ideal was not there”: making peace with Dickensian Kent’

Oulton, C. 2018. ‘”The ideal was not there”: making peace with Dickensian Kent’.

Introduction

Oulton, C. 2020. Introduction. in: Oulton, C. and Gavin, A. (ed.) British Women’s Writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury, 1840-1940 Volume 2: 1860s and 1870s Springer.

British women’s writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury, 1840-1940. Volume 2: 1860s and 1870s

Oulton, C. Oulton, C. and Gavin, A. (ed.) 2020. British women’s writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury, 1840-1940. Volume 2: 1860s and 1870s. Springer.

‘Smothered under rose-leaves’: violent sensation and the location of the feminine in Eliza Lynn Linton’s sowing the wind'

Oulton, C. 2018. ‘Smothered under rose-leaves’: violent sensation and the location of the feminine in Eliza Lynn Linton’s sowing the wind'. in: Gavin, A. and Oulton, C. (ed.) British Women’s Writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury, 1840-1940 Volume 2: 1860s and 1870s Springer.

Volume introduction

Oulton, C. 2018. Volume introduction. in: British Women’s Writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury, 1840-1940 Volume 1: 1840s and 1850s Palgrave.

“licking the chops of memory”: plotting the social sins of Jekyll and Hyde’

Oulton, C. 2018. “licking the chops of memory”: plotting the social sins of Jekyll and Hyde’. Humanities. 7 (2). https://doi.org/10.3390/h7020031

1. First of the feathers: soldiers and suffragettes 2. Flight and refuge - Folkestone welcomes all

Leah, H., Pettit, M., Oulton, C. and Watts, M. 2018. 1. First of the feathers: soldiers and suffragettes 2. Flight and refuge - Folkestone welcomes all. Folkestone

‘Making literature ridiculous’: Jerome K. Jerome and the new humour

Oulton, C. 2017. ‘Making literature ridiculous’: Jerome K. Jerome and the new humour. Dickens Studies Annual: Essays on Victorian Fiction. 48, pp. 273-284.

‘Reading, ephemera and the seaside library’

Oulton, C. 2017. ‘Reading, ephemera and the seaside library’.

'From “Boy” to “Britain”: popular fiction and the Folkestone Free Library 1881-1902'

Oulton, C. 2017. 'From “Boy” to “Britain”: popular fiction and the Folkestone Free Library 1881-1902'.

Femininity and deviance in Mary Cholmondeley’s The Lowest Rung

Oulton, C. 2017. Femininity and deviance in Mary Cholmondeley’s The Lowest Rung.

Jerome K. Jerome, sexual panic and degeneration at the fin de siècle

Oulton, C. 2017. Jerome K. Jerome, sexual panic and degeneration at the fin de siècle. Structo. 17.

British seaside fiction

Oulton, C. 2017. British seaside fiction. Literary Encyclopedia. 1.2.1. (05).

Dickens and the myth of the reader

Oulton, C. 2016. Dickens and the myth of the reader. Routledge.

Accidental fruit

Oulton, C. 2016. Accidental fruit. Worple Press.

‘”Coquetting amid incredible landscapes”: Women on the river and the railway’ 1862-1922

Oulton, C. 2016. ‘”Coquetting amid incredible landscapes”: Women on the river and the railway’ 1862-1922. BRANCH.

Shams and shadows: meta-fiction and the upper class woman writer

Oulton, C. 2016. Shams and shadows: meta-fiction and the upper class woman writer.

“He pronounced it gurl“: Mary Cholmondeley, class and gender at the fin de siècle’

Oulton, C. 2016. “He pronounced it gurl“: Mary Cholmondeley, class and gender at the fin de siècle’.

‘”Literary Champagne”: or the fiction of seaside reading’

Oulton, C. 2016. ‘”Literary Champagne”: or the fiction of seaside reading’.

“he’d let me turn the house into a theatre”: rewriting the domestic in the sensational world of East Lynne

Oulton, C. 2016. “he’d let me turn the house into a theatre”: rewriting the domestic in the sensational world of East Lynne. Wilkie Collins Journal. 13.

”I write this with my hands in a basin of water”: Dickens, letters and readers

Oulton, C. 2016. ”I write this with my hands in a basin of water”: Dickens, letters and readers. The Dickensian. 112 (2), pp. 105-113.

”If only there would pass away the horror of those hands!” Cholmondeley, Jerome and the woman’s touch in the fin de siècle city

Oulton, C. 2015. ”If only there would pass away the horror of those hands!” Cholmondeley, Jerome and the woman’s touch in the fin de siècle city. Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies.

”A coverless book without a title-page”: Heritage and the modern in the Dickens centenary year

Oulton, C. 2015. ”A coverless book without a title-page”: Heritage and the modern in the Dickens centenary year.

Sensations of loss: Eliza Lynn Linton’s Sowing the Wind

Oulton, C. 2015. Sensations of loss: Eliza Lynn Linton’s Sowing the Wind.

Introduction

Oulton, C. 2012. Introduction. in: Three Men in a Boat: To Say Nothing of the Dog Victorian Secrets.

Dickens, letters and readers

Oulton, C. 2015. Dickens, letters and readers.

"I suppose we insensibly invented the rest": Adelaide Procter and the legend of the female poet

Oulton, C. 2014. "I suppose we insensibly invented the rest": Adelaide Procter and the legend of the female poet.

“see if I don’t you poor old book”: Repositioning the reader in Mary Cholmondeley’s diaries

Oulton, C. 2015. “see if I don’t you poor old book”: Repositioning the reader in Mary Cholmondeley’s diaries. in: DeBoer-Langworthy, C. (ed.) Lifewriting Annual: Biographical and Autobiographical Studies Brooklyn, New York AMS Press, Inc.

Mary Cholmondeley

Oulton, C. 2015. Mary Cholmondeley. in: Felluga, D. (ed.) Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature Wiley-Blackwell.

‘“No magic dwelling-place in magic story”: time, memory and the enchanted children of Dombey and Son’.

Oulton, C. 2015. ‘“No magic dwelling-place in magic story”: time, memory and the enchanted children of Dombey and Son’. in: Merchant, P. and Waters, C. (ed.) Dickens and the Imagined Child Ashgate. pp. 43-56

‘”It is a pity but what bad men could be turned inside out sometimes”: Victorian Scandal on the Kent Coast‘

Oulton, C. 2014. ‘”It is a pity but what bad men could be turned inside out sometimes”: Victorian Scandal on the Kent Coast‘.

‘Missed Vocation? The Failed Writer in Late Victorian Women’s Fiction.’

Oulton, C. 2014. ‘Missed Vocation? The Failed Writer in Late Victorian Women’s Fiction.’.

"Your own feelings will enable you to imagine”: sustaining the Dickensian reader

Oulton, C. 2014. "Your own feelings will enable you to imagine”: sustaining the Dickensian reader.

Letterpress re-imagined: printing at Sissinghurst

Oulton, C. and Adams, V. 2014. Letterpress re-imagined: printing at Sissinghurst. International Centre for Victorian Women Writers.

Introduction

Oulton, C. 2014. Introduction. in: Three Men on the Bummel Victorian Secrets.

‘Victorian Women at the Seaside’ travelling exhibition

Oulton, C. and Hunt, A. 2014. ‘Victorian Women at the Seaside’ travelling exhibition.

Ouida and Victorian popular culture

Oulton, C. 2014. Ouida and Victorian popular culture. SHARP News. 23 (3), p. 9.

"An exacting public": Jerome K. Jerome and the new humour

Oulton, C. 2013. "An exacting public": Jerome K. Jerome and the new humour.

Cruel cities in 'Geoffrey’s Wife’ and 'The Fawn Gloves'

Oulton, C. 2013. Cruel cities in 'Geoffrey’s Wife’ and 'The Fawn Gloves'.

"An immense quantity of clever and thoughtful rubbish"?: Twentieth century Victorians and the problem of history

Oulton, C. 2013. "An immense quantity of clever and thoughtful rubbish"?: Twentieth century Victorians and the problem of history. Life Writing. https://doi.org/10.1080/14484528.2013.819483

“Andromeda is having a rather bad time of it just now”: stories of sacrifice in Caird’s The Wing of Azrael.

Oulton, C. 2013. “Andromeda is having a rather bad time of it just now”: stories of sacrifice in Caird’s The Wing of Azrael. Nineteenth Century Gender Studies. 9 (1).

Mary Cholmondeley website

Oulton, C. and Canterbury Christ Church University web team 2013. Mary Cholmondeley website. Canterbury Christ Church University.

'lest I, too should remain chained here': Jerome K. Jerome’s London

Oulton, C. 2012. 'lest I, too should remain chained here': Jerome K. Jerome’s London.

Weeds: a story in seven chapters

Jerome, J. and Oulton, C. Oulton, C. (ed.) 2012. Weeds: a story in seven chapters. Brighton Victorian Secrets.

Women writers of the fin de siècle

Gavin, A. and Oulton, C. 2010. Women writers of the fin de siècle. Women Writers of the Fin de Siècle International Conference. Institute of English Studies, University of London 28 - 29 Jun 2010

Victorian rebel: the many faces of Mary Braddon

Gavin, A. and Oulton, C. 2012. Victorian rebel: the many faces of Mary Braddon. Victorian Rebel: the Many Faces of Mary Braddon. Canterbury Christ Church University 16 - 22 Jul 2012

Jerome K. Jerome

Oulton, C. 2012. Jerome K. Jerome.

Introduction to 'Mary Cholmondeley reconsidered'

Oulton, C. and Schatz, S. 2009. Introduction to 'Mary Cholmondeley reconsidered'. in: Oulton, C. and Schatz, S. (ed.) Mary Cholmondeley Reconsidered London Pickering & Chatto.

'A rendezvous for literary London'. Jerome K. Jerome on the Strand

Oulton, C. 2012. 'A rendezvous for literary London'. Jerome K. Jerome on the Strand.

'I had perpetrated a book': reading Victorian women writers in the 21st Century

Oulton, C. 2011. 'I had perpetrated a book': reading Victorian women writers in the 21st Century.

‘going on before me, an innocent romantic boy’: David Copperfield’s Canterbury tale

Oulton, C. 2011. ‘going on before me, an innocent romantic boy’: David Copperfield’s Canterbury tale.

'Evil thought is a dangerous pet.' Jerome K. Jerome and the dark side of passion

Oulton, C. 2012. 'Evil thought is a dangerous pet.' Jerome K. Jerome and the dark side of passion.

'A misunderstood generation': Victorians and the Twentieth Century peepshow

Oulton, C. 2012. 'A misunderstood generation': Victorians and the Twentieth Century peepshow.

'Let him remember it in that room, years to come!’: myths of childhood and memory in Dombey and Son and The Haunted Man

Oulton, C. 2012. 'Let him remember it in that room, years to come!’: myths of childhood and memory in Dombey and Son and The Haunted Man.

‘now to the home of which you are the sunbeam': telling stories in The Wing of Azrael

Oulton, C. 2011. ‘now to the home of which you are the sunbeam': telling stories in The Wing of Azrael.

‘you had an idea that we were rather frivolous': Jerome K. Jerome’s editorial strategies

Oulton, C. 2011. ‘you had an idea that we were rather frivolous': Jerome K. Jerome’s editorial strategies.

Below the fairy city: a life of Jerome K. Jerome

Oulton, C. 2012. Below the fairy city: a life of Jerome K. Jerome. Brighton Victorian Secrets.

‘Shall memory be the only thing to die?' Fictions of childhood in Dickens and Jerome K. Jerome

Oulton, C. 2012. ‘Shall memory be the only thing to die?' Fictions of childhood in Dickens and Jerome K. Jerome. Dickens Studies Annual: Essays on Victorian Fiction. 43, pp. 111-124.

'C. L. Pirkis (not “Miss”)’: public women, private lives, and the experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective

Gavin, A. 2012. 'C. L. Pirkis (not “Miss”)’: public women, private lives, and the experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective. in: Gavin, A. and Oulton, C. (ed.) Writing Women of the Fin de Siècle: Authors of Change Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 137-150

‘She would write… in invisible ink.’ An introduction

Oulton, C. 2011. ‘She would write… in invisible ink.’ An introduction. in: Gavin, A. and Oulton, C. (ed.) Writing Women of the Fin de Siècle: Authors of Change Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 1-14

'I am not by nature domestic': Mary Cholmondeley and the politics of home

Oulton, C. 2011. 'I am not by nature domestic': Mary Cholmondeley and the politics of home. in: Gavin, A. and Oulton, C. (ed.) Writing Women of the Fin de Siècle: Authors of Change Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 85-97

Writing women of the fin de siècle: authors of change

Gavin, A. and Oulton, C. Gavin, A. and Oulton, C. (ed.) 2011. Writing women of the fin de siècle: authors of change. Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan.

A child, a death and the making of the fairy tale woman

Oulton, C. 2011. A child, a death and the making of the fairy tale woman. Langley, Canada BeWrite Books.

'Trained to perfection in the lax morals and prurient literature of my day': the metafictional New Woman and her readers

Oulton, C. 2011. 'Trained to perfection in the lax morals and prurient literature of my day': the metafictional New Woman and her readers. The Latchkey. 2 (2).

“ain’t goin’ to have any beastly Erickin'”: the problem of male friendship in Stalky & Co

Oulton, C. 2008. “ain’t goin’ to have any beastly Erickin'”: the problem of male friendship in Stalky & Co. The Kipling Journal. 82, pp. 56-61.

'The Good Angel of Our Lives': subversive religion in The Woman in White

Oulton, C. 2001. 'The Good Angel of Our Lives': subversive religion in The Woman in White. Dickens Studies Annual: Essays on Victorian Fiction. 30, pp. 309-320.

A vindication of religion: Wilkie Collins, Dickens and The Frozen Deep

Oulton, C. 2001. A vindication of religion: Wilkie Collins, Dickens and The Frozen Deep. The Dickensian. 97 (2), pp. 154-158.

Wilkie Collins: an interpretation of Christian belief

Oulton, C. 1998. Wilkie Collins: an interpretation of Christian belief. Wilkie Collins Society Journal. 1, pp. 29-43.

Mary Cholmondeley, "Red Pottage"

Oulton, C. (ed.) 2011. Mary Cholmondeley, "Red Pottage". London Pickering & Chatto.

Mary Cholmondeley, "Diana Tempest"

Oulton, C. (ed.) 2009. Mary Cholmondeley, "Diana Tempest". Kansas City, Mo. Valancourt.

Literature and religion in mid-Victorian England: from Dickens to Eliot

Oulton, C. 2003. Literature and religion in mid-Victorian England: from Dickens to Eliot. Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan.

‘ain’t goin’ to have any beastly Erickin’: the problem of male friendship in Stalky & Co

Oulton, C. 2007. ‘ain’t goin’ to have any beastly Erickin’: the problem of male friendship in Stalky & Co.

''But why write them down[?]'': Mary Cholmondeley's diaries and the violation of the female artist

Oulton, C. 2009. ''But why write them down[?]'': Mary Cholmondeley's diaries and the violation of the female artist.

''Murderous impulse'': Children as victims of violance in Mary Cholmondeley's major fiction

Oulton, C. 2009. ''Murderous impulse'': Children as victims of violance in Mary Cholmondeley's major fiction.

'Which he never meant to be published on any account': the hidden archive in David Copperfield and Paul Kelver

Oulton, C. 2010. 'Which he never meant to be published on any account': the hidden archive in David Copperfield and Paul Kelver.

'I am not by nature domestic': Mary Cholmondeley and the politics of home

Oulton, C. 2010. 'I am not by nature domestic': Mary Cholmondeley and the politics of home.

Child sacrifice and the crisis of gender in Mary Cholmondeley's major fiction

Oulton, C. 2010. Child sacrifice and the crisis of gender in Mary Cholmondeley's major fiction. English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920. 53 (2), pp. 204-218. https://doi.org/10.2487/elt.53.2(2010)0059

'a pot of ink that she would come to hate the smell of': banishing the beast in Jerome K. Jerome’s New Woman journalists

Oulton, C. 2011. 'a pot of ink that she would come to hate the smell of': banishing the beast in Jerome K. Jerome’s New Woman journalists. Critical Survey. 23 (2), pp. 41-55. https://doi.org/10.3167/cs.2011.230204

Ouida The Massarenes (1897)

King, A. 2011. Ouida The Massarenes (1897). in: King, A., March-Russell, P. and Oulton, C. (ed.) New Woman Fiction, 1881–1899 London Pickering & Chatto.

“What a comrade she would make”: the limits of romantic friendship in Jude the Obscure

Oulton, C. 2007. “What a comrade she would make”: the limits of romantic friendship in Jude the Obscure. Thomas Hardy Journal. 23, pp. 117-125.

Left past the moon

Oulton, C. 2001. Left past the moon. NPF Publications.

New woman fiction 1881-1899: Pt.2: 4-6

Oulton, C., Gavin, A., Schatz, S. and Cregan-Reid, V. (ed.) 2010. New woman fiction 1881-1899: Pt.2: 4-6. London, UK Pickering & Chatto.

''The shadow which I call pain'': Mary Cholmondeley and the dilemma of bodily weakness

Oulton, C. 2009. ''The shadow which I call pain'': Mary Cholmondeley and the dilemma of bodily weakness. Life Writing. 6 (3), pp. 303-312. https://doi.org/10.1080/14484520903082926

Mary Cholmondeley reconsidered

Oulton, C. and Schatz, S. (ed.) 2009. Mary Cholmondeley reconsidered. London Pickering & Chatto.

''The bad women are better than the good ones'': the new woman and sexual fall in Cholmondeley's short fiction

Oulton, C. 2009. ''The bad women are better than the good ones'': the new woman and sexual fall in Cholmondeley's short fiction. in: Oulton, C. and Schatz, S. (ed.) Mary Cholmondeley Reconsidered London, UK Pickering & Chatto.

Let the flowers go: a life of Mary Cholmondeley

Oulton, C. 2009. Let the flowers go: a life of Mary Cholmondeley. London Pickering & Chatto.

Romantic friendship in Victorian literature

Oulton, C. 2007. Romantic friendship in Victorian literature. Ashgate.

''Never be divided again'': Armadale and the threat to romantic friendship

Oulton, C. 2005. ''Never be divided again'': Armadale and the threat to romantic friendship. Wilkie Collins Society Journal. 7, pp. 31-40.

'My undisciplined heart': romantic friendship in David Copperfield

Oulton, C. 2004. 'My undisciplined heart': romantic friendship in David Copperfield. Dickens Quarterly. 21 (3), pp. 157-169.
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