Katherine Inglis

Chancellor's Fellow - Lecturer


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.

Please note that due to my research leave I will be teaching only Illness Narratives and Censorship in 2019-20.

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

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Director of Quality Assurance and Enhancement for the School of Literatures, Languages, & Cultures. Between 1 July 2019 and 31 December 2019, please contact Dr Keith Hughes about all QAE matters.

Member, Senate Quality Assurance Committee

Impact Coordinator, Department of English. Between 1 July 2019 and 31 December 2019, please contact Dr David Farrier about all Impact matters.

Management Committee, Centre for the History of the Book

Convenor, Book History Seminar, Centre for the History of the Book. Between 1 July 2019 and 31 December 2019, please contact Prof. Tom Mole about all Book History seminar matters.

Course Organiser, Literature and Medicine Research Project.