Centre for Studies in Literature


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Ms Lucy Hannah Cook

  • Role Title: PhD Student
  • Address: Milldam, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, Hants PO1 3AS
  • Telephone:
  • Email: lucy.cook1@port.ac.uk
  • Department: School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


I have been studying at the University of Portsmouth since 2012, completing my BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing in 2015 and my MRes Literary Studies in 2016.

My Master's dissertation was on early modern literary representations of Anne Boleyn, examining how vastly different versions of the same historic character first developed. My PhD thesis is a continuation of this study, exploring Victorian cultural representations of Boleyn. I am specifically looking into how this historical story was used in order to comment on contemporary cultural and political issues.


My research interests include:

  • Historical fiction and uses of the past
  • Repeated narratives
  • Women’s writing and women in literature