Professor Alexandra Warwick

Brief Biography

Alexandra Warwick is full professor of English and Head of the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies at the University of Westminster in central London. Her PhD in English literature and MSc in History and Philosophy of Medicine from University of London inform her broad graduate and under-graduate teaching. From early research on Victorian culture she has published on Victorian Sciences, on central figures such as Oscar Wilde and Andrew Lang, and on Gothic. Her current research and writing concerns the influence of the development of archaeology in the nineteenth century upon the Victorian imagination.

Professor Warwick's PhD supervisions include a range of literary and cultural topics including: the novels of May Sinclair; Eliza Haywood's journalism; the Victorian avant-garde; Gothic; the explorer Mary Kingsley; nineteenth-century women scientists; race in Victorian fiction and representation of skin diseases in the Victorian popular press.

Selected Publications

Ruined Paradise: Geology and the Emergence of Archaeology, Warwick, A., Nineteenth-Century Contexts. 39 (1), pp. 49-62, 2017.

Un-noticed apocalypse: the science fiction politics of urban crisis, Cunningham, D.I. and Warwick, A., City: Analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action. 17 (4), pp. 433-448, 2013.

The dreams of archaeology, Warwick, A., Journal of Literature and Science. 5 (1), pp. 83-97, 2012.

The scene of the crime: inventing the serial killer, Warwick, A., Social & Legal Studies. 15 (4), pp. 552-569, 2006.

Selected Books

The Edinburgh Critical Edition of the Selected Writings of Andrew Lang, volume 2, Teverson, A., Warwick, A. and Wilson, L.G. (ed.), Edinburgh, The Edinburgh University Press, 2015.

The Edinburgh Critical Edition of the Selected Writings of Andrew Lang: volume 1, Teverson, A., Warwick, A. and Wilson, L.G. (ed.), Edinburgh, The Edinburgh University Press, 2015.

Mona Caird, The wing of azrael, Warwick, A. (ed.), London, Pickering & Chatto, 2010.

The Victorian literature handbook, Warwick, A. and Willis, M. (ed.), London, Continuum, 2008.

Oscar Wilde, Warwick, A., Tavistock, Northcote House, 2007.

Repositioning Victorian sciences: shifting centres in nineteenth-century thinking, Clifford, D., Wadge, E., Warwick, A. and Willis, M. (ed.), Cambridge, UK, Anthem Press, 2006