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Naomi has experience teaching on the following modules and courses at Chester and Shrewsbury:

  • EN4007 - Fictional Worlds
  • EN4401 - Introduction to English Literature
  • EN4402 - Ways of Reading
  • EN4403 - Understanding Creative Writing
  • EN4406 - Reading Shropshire
  • EN5002 - Victorian Literature
  • EN5205 - Chester Retold: Unspoken Stories Put Into Words
  • EN5401 - Literature from the Renaissance to the French Revolution
  • EN5402 - Literature and Place
  • EN5403 - 19th Century Women’s Writing
  • EN5409 - Careers in Literature
  • EN6022 - Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture
  • EN6032 - Fashioning Fictions
  • EN6037 - Women's Writing: Journey's From Home 1840-1970
  • EN6406 - 20th/21st Century Women’s Writing
  • EN7007 - Telling Stories: Debates Past and Present
  • EN7201 - Nineteenth Century Literature: The Canon and Beyond
  • EN7203 - Research Methods
  • FP3002 - University Study Skills
  • FP3003 - Independent Project
  • FP3601 - Narratives and Storytelling
  • Summer School Courses at Chester and Shrewsbury.


Naomi's PhD thesis was entitled The Literary Places of Mary Cholmondeley and Mary Webb: Women Walking and Interacting with The Shropshire Countryside. She used G.I.S. mapping techniques to map both their work and life within the Shropshire landscape.

She was also a research assistant for Professor Deborah Wynne for her book on Manufactured Objects (in the Victorian Material Culture series).

She is currently co-editing a book entitled A Space of Their Own: Women, Writing and Place 1850-1950. This will be published by Routledge in 2022.

Published Work

Entries on 'Mary Webb' and 'Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley in The Palgrave Encyclopaedia of Victorian Women's Writing (pub. January 2020).

'One Walk a Day: The Freedom and Restriction of Movement through Space', Literary Geographies, 6 (2), Publication November 2020.

Entry on 'Mary Webb' in The Literary Encyclopedia ​(pub. August 2019).

‘The Woman Question in the 1890s: Mary Cholmondeley’s Diana Tempest (1893) and Red Pottage (1899)’ in From Brontë to Bloomsbury: Realism, Sensation and the New in Women’s Writing from the 1840s to the 1930s, Vol. 3 (publication date to be confirmed).


  • LLB Hons, Law Degree, University of Liverpool.
  • Barrister Qualification, Inns of Court School of Law, London.
  • BA Hons, English Literature Degree, The Open University.
  • MA in Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture, University of Chester.
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • PhD, University of Chester.