Katy Birch

Dr, BA MA (Wales) PhD (Birmingham)


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Katy's research focuses on Victorian women's writing, particularly poetry. Her PhD thesis examined the use of imagery of Darwinian evolution by feminist poets in the last decades of the nineteenth century. She is currently working on a monograph about female contributors to Punch magazine in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


Katy's main teaching interests are in Romantic and Victorian literature. She teaches on the undergraduate modules The Mark of the Beast, Nineteenth-Century Literature and Creative Practice and the MA modules Romanticism's Radical Cultures and Poetry After Darwin. She also contributes to a range of other undergraduate modules.

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 5 - Gender Equality


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