Dr Kathryne Ford

PhD (English Literature) from the Australian National Uni; MA (English Literature) from the University of Memphis; BA (English Technical and Professional Writing) from the University of Memphis; AFHEA
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Research interests

  • Bio/historical fiction 
  • Life-Writing
  • Memory Studies
  • Narratology 
  • Victorian and Neo-Victorian Literature
  • 19th and 20th Century Literary and Cultural History 



Dr Kathryne Ford is a researcher in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics at the Australian National University, where she completed her PhD in 2019. Prior to moving to Australia, Kathryne studied English at the University of Memphis. She previously managed the Australian Literary Studies academic journal, and, in addition to her ANU position, she also serves as Deputy Director of Graduate Research in Curtin University's School of Education. Kathryne's research interests include biofiction, life-writing, cultural memory, art, and narratology, particularly in relation to Victorian and neo-Victorian literature and culture; her articles on these topics have appeared in the Dickens Quarterly, the Wilkie Collins Journal, and the Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies. Kathryne's current project, co-authored with Professor Kate Mitchell, examines the ethics of biographical representation in historical fiction.

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