Rachael Newberry

Staff details

Position Lecturer
Email r.newberry (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7414
Rachael Newberry
Dr Rachael Newberry worked as an Intensive Care nurse for ten years before making a career change in order to pursue her academic interests. Following a first degree from UWE and an MA in English from Cardiff University, she completed her PhD in Victorian Literature at Birkbeck College in 2005. She has since taught at Birkbeck, Royal Holloway, Westminster and London Metropolitan Universities. She is an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths, teaching across a range of Undergraduate and Overseas student modules, including Shakespeare, critical theory, modernism/postmodernism and Post-war British Drama. 
Rachael’s research interests are in gastro-criticism, the body and themes of consumption and self-denial, particularly within the nineteenth-century. She has a special interest in literary and critical theory.
Book Reviews
Lisa Baraister.  Maternal Encounters: The Ethics of Interruption in  Women: A Cultural Review, vol.21, no.2, 2010.
Alexa Alfer and Amy J. Edwards de Campos.  A S Byatt: Critical Storytelling in Contemporary Women's Writting, vol.8, no.1, 2014. 
Gourmand or Glutton? Thackeray's Vanity Fair and Representations of the Corpulent in a Climate of Want in Anastasia Ulanowicz and Manisha Basu, (New York: Palgrave, 2018), The Aesthetics and Politics of Global Hunger, pp. 157-174.