Dr Emilie Taylor-Brown


My research interests include: Victorian/Fin de siècle Literature and Culture; Crime Fiction; Literature and Science studies; Medical Humanities; Gothic Studies; Parasitology; Tropical Medicine; Microbiome Studies; and the Public Understanding of Science.







Dr Emilie Taylor-Brown holds a BSc in Biology and English with First Class honours, and an interdisciplinary Masters by research (MRes) with Distinction from Keele University. She was awarded her PhD from the University of Warwick in 2016, with a project entitled ‘Miasmas, Mosquitoes, and Microscopes: Parasitology and the British Literary Imagination, 1885-1935.’ Following this, she took up an Early Career Fellowship with the Institute of Advanced Study at Warwick, and she is now a postdoctoral researcher on the ERC funded Diseases of Modern Life project at St Anne’s College. Influenced by contemporary developments in microbiome research, her current project tentatively entitled: ‘Possessing Our Own Bodies: Resituating Gastrointestinal Health in Victorian Literature, Science, and Medicine’ explores the many and changing perspectives on digestive health throughout the nineteenth century. She is particularly interested in models for understanding human-microbe relationships, connections between digestive health and emotional wellbeing, and the ways in which narratives of gastrointestinal imbalance dovetailed with emerging narratives of modernity.







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