Dr. Barbara Franchi

Durham University, barbara.franchi@durham.ac.uk

I research contemporary women’s writing, cultural memory, neo-Victorianism, intertextuality and historical fiction. My broader research interests include material feminism, eco-criticism and the intersection between the sea as a space of imperial history and an ecosystem.
I have written articles and book chapters on writers such as A. S. Byatt (in Sea Narratives, ed. C. Mathieson, Palgrave 2016), Eleanor Catton (Partial Answers), Rose Tremain and Isabel Allende (Neo-Victorian Studies), and I have co-edited the collection Crossing Borders of Imperial Travel: Spaces, Nations, Empires (Cambridge Scholars: 2018).
I obtained my PhD from the University of Kent in 2017, where I wrote a thesis on A. S. Byatt and intertextuality, and I am currently Teaching Fellow at Durham University.