Dr Isabel Seidel
MA (Dresden), MLitt (Aberdeen), PhD (Aberdeen)
School Administration Assistant
I joined the University of Aberdeen as a postgraduate student on the MLitt in The Novel in 2008 and was awarded my PhD in English Literature in 2014. In my PhD thesis I examined the reviews of three Victorian novelists – George Eliot, Geraldine Jewsbury and Margaret Oliphant – and showed how the reviews of the nineteenth-century British novel by these three women helped shape the methods and the discourse of literary criticism at the time and beyond.
Since the completion of my studies I have held various administrative and teaching positions at the University. I joined the School of Social Science in my current post as administrative assistant in 2016. Since 2019 I have been teaching on the Level 1 Sociology courses.
- PhD English Literature2014 - University of Aberdeen
- MLitt The Novel2009 - University of Aberdeen
- MA British Literature & Cultural Studies, Spanish Literature, and Philosophy2004 - Technische Universität (TU) Dresden, Germany
My research interests include the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century novel, women’s writing, literary criticism and novel theory, periodical and publishing culture, the sociology of literature, interdisciplinary studies on gender, identity, work, food, and the environment.