Dr Serena Trowbridge is Reader in Victorian Literature at Birmingham City University, where she teaches modules on literature and nineteenth-century psychology, poetry, Victorian literature, and Gothic. Her research interests include Pre-Raphaelitism in art and literature, Victorian poetry, Gothic, the environment in literature (eco-criticism) and Victorian institutions. She completed her Ph.D. at BCU, entitled ‘Christina Rossetti’s Fractured Gothic’, in 2010. Serena is Associate Director for Research in English, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a committee member of the Midlands Interdisciplinary Victorian Studies Seminars, Vice-President and Chair of the Pre-Raphaelite Society, and Senior Vice-President at the Birmingham & Midland Institute. She is a Companion of the Guild of St George. A list of her publications is available here, and details of forthcoming talks and events here.
Serena occasionally, and surreptitiously, writes poetry (read more about this here) and spends a lot of her ‘spare time’ dancing (mostly ballet, some tap), walking and playing the violin with her son. She needs to spend more time in the pub.