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Sally Shuttleworth

Who wants to live forever?
United Kingdom
The Diseases of Modern Life: Nineteenth-Century Perspectives (DISEASES)

Sally Shuttleworth is a professor of English literature at the University of Oxford. From 2006 through August 2011, she led the Humanities Division at Oxford and worked closely with Anthony P. Monaco when he was pro-vice-chancellor for planning and resources before he was appointed president of Tufts University. Her research explores relationships between literature and science, particularly in the Victorian period. Her most recent book is The Mind of the Child: Child Development in Literature, Science, and Medicine, 1840–1900 (Oxford University Press, 2010).

Shuttleworth received her B.A. from the University of York and her Ph.D. from Cambridge. She was a Frank Knox Fellow at Harvard University, and assistant professor of English at Princeton University before returning to the United Kingdom to teach at the University of Leeds. She held a fellowship at the Society for Humanities at Cornell University in 1986–87. In 1994, she was named a chair at the University of Sheffield, where she served as head of the School of English, dean of arts and founder and director of the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies.

Her research has been largely in Victorian studies. Her books include George Eliot and Nineteenth-Century Science and Charlotte Brontë and Victorian Psychology. With Professor Geoffrey Cantor of the Division of the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds, she directed the project Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical, which analyzes the role of science in the mainstream and popular periodical press of the nineteenth century.