Dr Cheryl Deedman

Staff details

Position Lecturer, Year 2, Year 3 and Joint Degrees Tutor
Department History
Email c.deedman (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7980
Dr Cheryl Deedman

Academic qualifications

  • B.A. History, Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • M.A. Cultural History, Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • PGCE, Institute of Education, University of London
  • PhD Candidate, History Department, Goldsmiths College, University of London


First year
Concepts and Methods in History
Dictators, War and Revolution

Featured work

  • Women’s History Network Conference, September 2010:  ‘Working-class girls, imagination and popular romantic literature, 1840-1880’
  • Post-graduate History Workshop, Goldsmiths College June 2010:  ‘Young women and their imaginations: literacy and the role of popular romantic literature’


Research Interests

Popular romantic literature and its effects on working-class women, their subjectivities and imaginations, the use of literature as a source for historians and the Nineteenth-century publishing industry.



Deedman, Cheryl. 2014. ‘The Song of the Pen’: Popular Romantic Literature 1839-1889. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London