Centre for Studies in Literature


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Ms Danielle Norman

  • Role Title: PhD Student
  • Address: Milldam, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, Hants PO1 3AS
  • Telephone: 023 9284 6033
  • Email: danielle.norman@port.ac.uk
  • Department: School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


My doctoral thesis examines the ongoing contemporary desire to revise the nineteenth century in present-day fiction through the representation of Victorian clothing, costume and dress. Specifically, I am interested in the appropriation of the period’s materiality via the sartorial, an apt trope - I argue - with which to literally re-fashion the Victorian past for contemporary consumption.

In addition, I teach part-time in the Centre for Studies in Literature and am an editorial assistant for the online, academic journal 'Victoriographies'.