Biography: Sophie Welsh is the recipient of a Collaborative Doctoral Award from
the South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (AHRC) in collaboration
with Dorset Museum and Dorset History Centre. Her PhD project examines
cultures of cartography in the works of the novelist and poet Thomas Hardy,
investigating the ways in which historic and contemporary forms of mapping
informed the way Hardy wrote about and constructed his fictional landscapes.
Sophie is a Postgraduate Representative for the Centre for Victorian Studies at the
University of Exeter and a Research & Editorial Assistant for COVE (the
Collaborative Organization for Virtual Education).
R.5. Review: Sally Bushell, Reading and Mapping
Fiction: Spatialising the Literary Text