Charline Jao


Charline's research focuses on the language of pain in the long 19th century, informed by the medical humanities and gender studies. She is especially interested in representations of women in gothic and speculative fiction. Building on her masters's dissertation on Marge Piercy, she intends to explore female time travel as a radical genre.

She also holds an interest in protest literature and print culture. As a research assistant, Charline worked on the creation of a digital database of over 900 entries from Chartist periodicals called Chartist Fiction Online. Before entering the program, Charline wrote about film at various media sites and interned at a speechwriting firm.

Research Focus

  • Gender studies
  • 19th Century British literature
  • The Gothic
  • Cinema Studies

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