About Us

Re-Imagining Wordsworth is co-ordinated by doctoral students working in institutions linked by the Northern Bridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership: Queen’s University Belfast, Newcastle University, and Durham University.

Exhibition Co-Ordinators

Rachel Wallace (QUB) 

Rachel is in the second year of a PhD in History, examining the gay  rights movement in Belfast and Boston post-1945. More information about Rachel’s research can be found at academia.edu.

James Illingworth (QUB)

James is in the second year of a PhD in French, exploring the representations of the body in the works of nineteenth-century novelist George Sand. He is currently also working with The Bowes Museum to catalogue and promote their archive collection of French texts. Further information about James’s projects can be found here, and at academia.edu.

Workshop Facilitator

Joanne Clement (University of Newcastle)

Joanne is a poet and researcher. Investigating the connections between viewing artworks and writing poems, her creative writing PhD research explores the landscapes of Thomas Bewick’s wood engravings. She enjoys collaboration with artists and musicians, producing installations and poem-films which have been projected onto buildings, screened in libraries and shown in galleries. Awarded a Northern Promise poetry prize from New Writing North in 2012, she was most recently shortlisted for the Bridport and Melita Hume prizes. Her articles, poems and reviews are published by BJLL, BLER, Butcher’s Dog, Forward, Ofi Press, Printmaking Today and the Society of Wood Engravers.

For more information, please click here for Jo’s blog.

Website Co-Ordinator

Catherine Ellis (Durham)

Catherine is in the second year of a PhD in French, investigating the role of dining and digestion in eighteenth-century sex work and its textual representations. She also co-ordinates the Durham Modern Languages and Cultures Postgraduate Forum, and is secretary of the Medieval and Early Modern Students’ Association. For more information about Catherine’s research, click here, or follow @Catherinellis for mostly early modern and food-related tweets.