BiographyLesa Scholl (PhD Birkbeck, UL) is Head of Kathleen Lumley College, the postgraduate college of the University of Adelaide. She holds honorary titles as a research fellow of the College of Humanities at Exeter University, UK and of the Texas Hunger Initiative, Baylor University. Her research interests are interdisciplinary, engaging with representations of hunger and poverty from the early modern period to the present, with a focus on nineteenth-century Britain. Her publications include Translation, Authorship and the Victorian Professional Woman: Charlotte Brontë, Harriet Martineau and George Eliot (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2011), Hunger Movements in Early Victorian Literature: Want, Riots, Migration (London: Routledge, 2016), and Hunger, Poetry and the Doctrine of Reserve: Tractarian Influences on the Nineteenth-Century Social Vision (Anthem, forthcoming), and she has edited collections on Elizabeth Gaskell and the medical humanities. Her current research engages with religious and economic history, poetry and medical humanities.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Hunger and poverty in nineteenth-century Britain.
Literary studies, cultural and economic history, environmental humanities, medical humanities.