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Frankie Dytor


Frankie Dytor is a PhD student working under the supervision of Professor Caroline van Eck. Her work looks at the afterlife of the early renaissance c.1850 - 1930, particularly focusing on its reinvention in performance, fiction, and travel writing.

She obtained her BA (double first) and MPhil (distinction, funded by the Newton Trust) at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

Her doctoral research is funded by the AHRC-Lander Studentship. From September 2020 to August 2021, Frankie will be a visiting scholar at the Universität Hamburg, funded by a Hanseatic Scholarship from the Alfred Toepfer Foundation.

Research Interests

  • The rediscovery of the 15th century
  • Embodied responses to the past
  • The afterlife of cultures
  • Queer Theory, in particular queer performance theory & queer gothic
  • Figures including Michael Field, Natalie Barney, Maud Cruttwell, Alexander Sacharoff, Andre Gide, Aby Warburg, Vernon Lee