Living with Vernon
DEPT/SUBJECT AREA - Creative Writing and History
SUPERVISOR(S) - Jon Gower and David Turner
RESEARCH DEGREE (PhD)
THESIS TITLE - Living with Vernon
Taking the names of inmates, I hope to recreate their lives leading up to, whilst attending and after becoming patients at Vernon House, Briton Ferry’s insane asylum between 1850 and 1900. The PhD consists of a creative writing reconstruction that is historically accurate and an academic piece of writing on the asylum and conditions.
The Girl With No Hands: Female Disability and its Role in the Fairy Tale of the Nineteenth Century – poster given at Locating Women in the Folk Conference, University of Sussex 9 June 2018