Maria Damkjær

Maria Damkjær

Research assistant

Room 24.2.46

Maria Damkjær is a Post-Doctoral Fellow jointly funded by the Carlsberg Foundation and the Department for English, Germanic and Romance Studies. Her project explores hidden advertising and genre-crossing page fillers in nineteenth-century British periodicals, and the ensuing cross-fertilization between advertising and 'high culture' in literature and print culture of the period.

Maria is the author of Time, Domesticity and Print Culture in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Palgrave, 2016). The book argues that nineteenth-century texts gave domesticity not just a spatial, but also a temporal dimension. Novels by Dickens and Gaskell, as well as periodicals, cookery books and albums, all showed domesticity as a process. Time, Domesticity and Print Culture argues that texts’ material form – serialised, fragmented or reappropriated – had a profound influence on their representation of domestic time. Time, Domesticity and Print Culture was shortlisted for the 2016 Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize:

Maria has a cand.mag. in Comparative Literature from the University of Copenhagen, and she wrote her PhD at the English Department, King's College London. 

Research interests include time in literature, material culture, periodicals and serialisation, and food writing.



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