Professor Dinah Birch

Honorary Fellow

Professor Dinah Birch CBE is an expert on Victorian literature and poetry, and particularly on the work of John Ruskin. She is the author of many books, including Our Victorian Education (2007, Wiley Blackwell), and has published new editions of novels by George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell and Anthony Trollope. She has contributed journal articles on a wide range of topics, including contemporary fiction and poetry, gender and genre, women’s writing, 19th-century mythography, Victorian biography and autobiography, and the relation between literature and the visual arts.

For her many services to higher education, literary scholarship and cultural life, Dinah was awarded a CBE in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours.