Dr Charlotte Jones




Dr Charlotte Jones teaches widely across the period 1760-the present. At St Hilda's Charlotte teaches on Prelims Paper 1B (Approaches to Literature), Paper 3 (Literature in English 1830-1910), Paper 4 (Literature in English 1910-present), and FHS Paper 6 (The Avant Garde). Before coming to Oxford she taught at UCL.


Dr Jones's research interests centre on the realist novel. Her doctoral thesis focused on experiments in realist narrative during the Edwardian period, with particular attention to novels by Joseph Conrad, HG Wells, Arnold Bennett and Mary Sinclair. She has work published or forthcoming on first world war literature, modernism and neo-Hegelian philosophy, and mid-nineteenth-century realist cultures in Britain and France. Broad research interests include: 19th and 20th century literature; the novel; comparative literature; critical theory. 


'Something like just proportions: Realism in George Eliot and Gustave Courbet' in The Edinburgh Companion to Literature and Art History. Ed.Emma Bell. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, under contract 2018.

'An Edwardian turn of mind: psychological realism and modernist metaphysics in Mary Sinclair's The Divine Fire'. Modernism/Modernity, forthcoming January 2018

'Impressions of modernity: Mary Sinclair, Ford Madox Ford and the First World War' in Between the Victorian/Modernist Divide: Remapping the Turn-of-the-Century Break in Literature, Culture and the Visual Arts. Ed. Anne Besnault-Levita and Anne-Florence Gillard-Estrada. Routledge, forthcoming 2017.

'Representing Shell Shock: a return to Ford Madox Ford and Rebecca West'. In War and the Mind: Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End, Modernism and Psychology. Ed.Rob Hawkes and Ashley Chantler. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015.