Alexandra Lawrie

Chancellor's Fellow - Lecturer


Dr. Lawrie completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh in 2008, and her MSc in Literature and Modernity the following year. She completed her PhD (on the rise of English in extramural institutions during the fin de siècle) in March 2012. She was a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in 2012-13, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in 2013-14.

Undergraduate teaching

  • Modern American Novel (4th-year core)
  • Twenty-First-Century Fiction (4th-year option)
  • Critical Practice: Prose (lectures)
  • English Literature 2 (lectures and tutorials)

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Research summary

Dr. Lawrie’s primary research interests are in intellectual history, Edwardian literature, and pedagogical history - specifically the rise of English in institutional and extramural environments from the 1730s until the present day. Other particular areas of interest include literature of the Scottish Enlightenment, Victorian novel theory, "middlebrow" publishing, interwar British fiction and the BBC, history of reading and readerships, late-Victorian and Edwardian literary journalism, modernist literature, and contemporary British and American fiction.

Research activities

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Project activity

Dr. Lawrie's current project focuses on interwar literature, broadcasting and culture. She is also beginning research on the issues and crises that shape twenty-first-century fiction.

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