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Ingrid Hanson

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Contact: ingrid.hanson@manchester.ac.uk

Research interests

My research interests lie in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with a particular emphasis on the intersections of literature and radical politics in writings on war, peace and social transformation. This includes utopian texts, socialist and anarchist poetry and journalism, war writings of various kinds and anti-war protest literature. My publications – listed below – include a monograph, William Morris and the Uses of Violence, 1856-1890 (Anthem Press, 2013), chapters in edited collections, articles in peer-reviewed journals including English, the Journal of Victorian Culture, Modernism/modernity, and a prize-winning essay in Review of English Studies, as well as a co-edited collection of essays, Poetry, Politics and Pictures: Culture and Identity in Europe, 1840-1914 (Peter Lang, 2013).

I have two major current projects: one, which encompasses literary criticism and the history of ideas, is a monograph-in-progress on the concept, practice and representation of peace in its relation to politics, the body, ecology and the afterlife, between 1854 and 1930; the other is a recently completed edition of the works of William Morris for Oxford University Press, due out in 2024. I am also working with colleagues on an interdisciplinary project on weeds, and completing work on the polymath Vernon Lee.



Biography

 

I took my first degree at the University of Cambridge in 1990 and worked as a journalist, creative project facilitator and ESOL teacher before returning to academia. I was awarded my PhD from the University of Sheffield in 2011 and taught at the Universities of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam and Hull before joining the School of English, American Studies and Creative Writing at the University of Manchester as a lecturer in 2016.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Areas of expertise

  • PE English
  • Victorian Literature & Culture
  • Modernism
  • Protest literature and culture
  • radicalism
  • Antiwar writings
  • Socialist literature
  • journalism

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Creative Manchester

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