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Mikael Wallerstedt

Hannah Field

Fellow, SCAS.
Senior Lecturer in Victorian Literature, University of Sussex

Hannah Field is from Aotearoa, New Zealand. She received her doctorate from the University of Oxford,
where she was a Clarendon Scholar, in 2014. In addition to her current role at Sussex, she has taught at
Oxford, at the University of Auckland/Waipapa Taumata Rau, and at the University of Lincoln, UK. She
has received funding from the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust, the UK Arts and Humanities Research
Council, and the Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, among other sources.

Field’s research focuses on book history, nineteenth-century literature and childhood studies. Her first mono-
graph Playing with the Book: Victorian Movable Picture Books and the Child Reader (U of Minnesota P,
2019) won the Children’s Literature Association Book Award and the Justin G. Schiller Prize from the Biblio-
graphical Society of America. Field is also a creative writer; her short stories have appeared in Headland
and on, and she was recently awarded a mentorship for her fiction from the New
Zealand Society of Authors/Creative New Zealand.

At SCAS, Field will explore computational methods for analyzing what copyright libraries in England have
rejected and why, as well as the gradual processes of change that admitted more and more texts into these
libraries in the mid-nineteenth century. A pilot study towards this project appeared in Review of English
in February 2022.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2023-24.