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


SYNOPSIS

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.


CONFERENCE PAPERS

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


FUNDING

Postgraduate loan