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Frankie Dytor

Biography:

Frankie Dytor is a PhD student at Pembroke College working under the supervision of Professor Caroline van Eck. Her work looks at the afterlife of the renaissance in criticism, fiction and performance, c.1850 - 1914

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

  • Object Biography
  • Theories of Agency and Embodiment
  • History of Gender and Sexuality, incl. sexology

  • Aestheticism and Decadence
  • Figures including Michael Field, Natalie Barney, Maud Cruttwell, Alexander Sacharoff, Aby Warburg, Vernon Lee