Colette is a Research and Teaching Assistant on the ‘Provincialism: Literature and the Cultural Politics of Middleness in Nineteenth-Century Britain’ project. She is a visiting tutor and doctoral researcher at the Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London. She has recently contributed a chapter to a new text, ‘Dickens and Women Re-Observed’ and an article for Dickens Studies Annual: Essays on Victorian Fiction, both to be published March 2020. She is due to complete her doctoral thesis on ‘Oral Dickens: the Semiotics and Poetics of the Dickensian Mouth’ in 2021. Colette is helping to write and co-ordinate teaching materials and blog posts.