Note on the Author

Laura Clancy is a PhD researcher at Lancaster University. Her doctoral research explores the ways in which the contemporary British monarchy is represented in media culture, and the ways in which the monarchy naturalise powerful classed and gendered ideologies. She is the Essay Competition Officer for the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association (UK and Ireland), and a Co-convenor for the British Sociological Association Postgraduate Forum.

Dr. Charlotte Mathieson is a Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century English Literature in the School of English and Languages at the University of Surrey. Her publications include Mobility in the Victorian Novel: Placing the Nation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and Sea Narratives: Cultural Responses to the Sea, 1600-Present (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). She is Chair of the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association UK & Ireland, co-editor of the series Palgrave Studies in Mobilities, Literature and Culture, and co-convenes the Transport and Mobility History Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research, London.