Katherine Inglis

Chancellor's Fellow - Lecturer

  • English Literature
  • School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Contact details



Room 2.05
50 George Square

Post code


  • Office hour: Monday 12-1 during the teaching semester, except on the following dates, when the office hour will run at these times:

    21 January, 10.30-11.30
    28 January, 10.30-11.30
    11 February, 10.30-11.30
    18 February, 9.30-10.30


Dr Katherine Inglis received her PhD from Birkbeck, University of London, in 2009, and joined the University of Edinburgh as Chancellor’s Fellow in the School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures in 2012.

Undergraduate teaching

Katherine organises honours and postgraduate courses in Victorian literature, censorship, and literature and medicine. The literature and medicine courses are open to third-year students enrolled on English Literature and Scottish Literature degree programmes and students enrolled on the Bachelor of Medical Sciences Intercalated Degree (B.Med.Sci) in Literature and Medicine. You can read more about the Literature and Medicine Intercalated Degree here or click on 'Media' below to watch a video about the programme.

Postgraduate teaching

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Areas of interest for supervision

I am open to enquiries about PhD supervision in the following areas: censorship of printed literature, literature and medicine, and nineteenth-century literature.

Research summary

Katherine's research explores the history of reading, the censorship of printed literature, and the intersections between literature of the long nineteenth century, science, and medicine.

She is the author, with Matthew Fellion, of Censored: A Literary History of Subversion & Control (British Library Publishing; McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017). Her work on nineteenth-century literature has been published in the Journal of Victorian Culture, 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, Studies in Hogg and his World, Carlyle Studies Annual, and the George Eliot Review. She has also contributed to recent collections of essays on Elizabeth Gaskell and Scottish medicine and literary culture.

Katherine is working with the Carlyle Letters Project on the Duke-Edinburgh edition of The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle.

Research activities

Director of Quality for the School of Literatures, Languages, & Cultures

Member, Senate Quality Assurance Committee

Impact Coordinator, Department of English

Management Committee, Centre for the History of the Book

Convenor, Book History Seminar, Centre for the History of the Book

Course Organiser, Literature and Medicine Research Project