Jessica NASH


Jessica NASH
EGSA Treasurer and PhD Student

PhD English Literature, University of Ottawa (2020-present)
MA English, McGill University (2018-2020)
BA English, Trent University (2012-2018)

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Current Research

Jessica Nash is a PhD student specializing in the Victorian novel. Her research interests include sensation novels, female detective novels, and sound studies. Jessica will explore the gendered and social identity of the female detective and her relationship to Victorian soundscapes. Her research will be executed by studying nineteenth-century criminology and sound in the Victorian novel to situate the female detectives within their sensational and sensory environments.


Fields of Interest

Victorian Novel
Detective Fiction
Nineteenth-Century Criminology
Gender and Sexuality Studies


Conference Presentations

‘The Transatlantic Project.’ Research Day, Trent University, April 2017.

‘'“You Who Live Safe': Transgressing the Subject in Torture Poem and Plays." Transgressions Conference, McGill University, February 2019.

‘“'You Who Live Safe': Literary Form and the Implicated Witnesses of Torture." In Forms Conference, University of Toronto, April 2019.


Scholarships and Awards

University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship, 2020
Graduate Excellence Award, McGill University, 2019
H McLennan Fellowship in English, McGill University, 2019
James McGill Award, McGill University, 2019
Barbara Rooke Prize, Trent University, 2018
Scholarship in the Humanities, Trent University, 2017-2018

Fields of Interest

  • The Victorian novel; detective fiction; 19th-century criminology; gender and sexuality studies
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