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Durham University

The Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies

Leigh Wetherall Dickson

Leigh Wetherall Dickson is Senior Lecturer in 18th/19th-century literature at Northumbria University. Her two primary areas of research are the early history of mental health and the relationship between Regency literature, politics and celebrity. She is one of the directors of 'Fashionable Diseases, Medicine, Literature and Culture 1660-1832, a three-year research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust, which involes pulling these two strands together by examing the celebrity body and the spectacle of illness.

Wetherall Dickson has published 'A Written Warning: Lady Caroline Lamb's Aristocracy and Appropriation of John Ford', Shakespeare and Romanticism, ed. J.M. Oritz (Ashgate, 2013) General editor and editor, Depression and Melancholy 1660-1800, 4 volumes (Pickering & Chatto, 2012) Co-editor, and The Works of Lady Caroline Lamb, 3 Volumes (Pickering & Chatto, 2009) which was nominated for the 2011 MLA Distinguished Scholarly Edition award.