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University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute

 

Biography

Jenny Bavidge is University Senior Lecturer and Academic Director for English at ICE and is a member of the English Faculty. She is a Fellow of Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. Jenny took her BA in English Literature and Language at Worcester College, Oxford and then an MA at Royal Holloway, University of London. She stayed at Royal Holloway to write a PhD on representations of urban space in the contemporary novel which she completed in 2001. She then took up a Lectureship in English at the University of Greenwich, where she stayed, becoming Senior Lecturer, until she joined ICE in 2011. She is President of the Literary London Society and sits on the committee of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment.

Jenny’s approach to teaching is always to begin with close reading and to encourage students to develop and understand their own responses to the literature they encounter. Classes then aim to include a wide variety of critical, theoretical and contextual material to broaden potential approaches to literary study.

Publications

Key publications: 

‘Vital Victims: Senses of Children in the Urban’ in Children in Culture Vol. 2, ed. Karin Lesnik-Oberstein (Palgrave, July) , 2011

‘Rats, Floods and Flowers: London’s Eco-Gothic’ in London Gothic, ed. Lawrence Phillips and Anne Witchard (Continuum, November) , 2010

 

Teaching and Supervisions

Teaching: 
Jane Austen: light and shade Summer Programme course
One day, one novel: Zadie Smith Short Course (1 day)
One day, one novel: Mansfield Park Short Course (1 day)
Modernist women writers Short Course (2-7 days)
Undergraduate Certificate in English Literature I Undergraduate Certificate/Diploma
One day, one novel: Vanity Fair Short Course (1 day)
One day, one novel: Jane Eyre Short Course (1 day)
Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in English Literature Undergraduate Certificate/Diploma
Undergraduate Diploma in English Literature I Undergraduate Certificate/Diploma
Charlotte Brontë: restraint and rebellion Summer Programme course
One day, one novel: Middlemarch Short Course (1 day)
Fairy tales: their histories and hidden meanings Short Course (5 wks part-time)
Fairy tales: their histories and hidden meanings Short Course (5 wks part-time)
Inventing childhood Short Course (5 wks part-time)
Undergraduate Certificate in English Literature II Undergraduate Certificate/Diploma
Undergraduate Diploma in English Literature II Undergraduate Certificate/Diploma
Senior Lecturer in English Literature

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