Areas of interest: Eighteenth and Nineteenth-century British and Irish Literature; Education and Mentoring in Women’s Writing; History of the Novel
Education: University of Edinburgh, MSc; John Brown University, BA
Profile: Kyriana Lynch is a PhD student specializing in the novels of Eighteenth-century British women writers. Her work examines depictions of female mentors within novels as well as ways in which novels played an educative role in their (female) readers’ lives. While her focus is principally on long Eighteenth-century writers such as Maria Edgeworth, her work touches on later authors such as Elizabeth Gaskell and the formalization of education in the Nineteenth-century.