University of Hertfordshire

Janice Norwood


Janice Norwood is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature. She holds a BA (Hons) degree in English and Theatre Studies from the University of Warwick, and both an MA in Victorian Studies and a PhD from the University of Leicester. She has taught at both these institutions.
Janice's research focuses on Victorian theatre and culture. Her published work covers a range of topics including Wilkie Collins, Victorian pantomime, nineteenth-century performances of Shakespeare and the actress Lucia Vestris. She is writing a book about the Britannia Theatre, a Victorian working-class theatre situated in the East End of London.

Her most recent publication is a monograph entitled Victorian Touring Actresses. While working on this book she began collaborating with contemporary and street dancer Julia Cheng to create a performance based on this research. The piece, initially funded by Sparks Might Fly and provisionally entitled 'Ghost Papers', highlights its connections to the experience of twenty-first-century female artists.

Janice is co-editor of the journal Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film and a member of the editorial board of the Gaskell Journal.

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