Sally Ann Shuttleworth is a British academic specialising in Victorian literature. She is Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford and a Professorial Fellow of St Anne’s. From 2006 to 2011, she was Head of the Humanities Division at Oxford.
She was educated at the University of York (BA English Literature and Sociology 1974), and Darwin College, Cambridge (PhD English Literature 1980). She then lectured in English at Princeton University, the University of Leeds and the University of Sheffield.
On 16 July 2015, she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA).
Victorian literature and culture.
She holds a European Advanced Investigator grant for a five year project, ‘Diseases of Modern Life: Nineteenth-Century Perspectives’.
She is also Principal Investigator for a large AHRC four year grant in the field of Science and Culture, on ‘Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries’. She is working with Professor Gowan Dawson at the University of Leicester, Professor Chris Lintott in Astrophysics at Oxford, and the Natural History Museum, the Royal Society, and the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons.
The Mind of the Child: Child Development in Literature, Science, and Medicine, 1840-1900
Oxford University Press, 2010.
Embodied Selves. An Anthology of Psychological Texts, 1830-1890
with JB Taylor, Oxford University Press on Demand, 1998.
Charlotte Brontë and Victorian Psychology
Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Shuttleworth, S. “National Health Is National Wealth: Publics, Professions, and the Rise of the Public Health Journal”, in Science Periodicals in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Constructing Scientific Communities, edited by G. Dawson, B. Lightman, S. Shuttleworth and JG Topham, University of Chicago Press, 2019.
Shuttleworth, S. “Hanging, Crushing, and Shooting: Animals, Violence and Child-Rearing in Bronte Fiction“, in The Brontës and the Idea of the Human: Science, Ethics, and the Victorian Imagination, edited by A Lewis, Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Shuttleworth, S. “Fears, Phobias and the Victorian Psyche”, in Fear in the Medical and Literary Imagination, Medieval to Modern: Dreadful Passions, edited by D. McCann and C. McKecknie, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Taylor-Brown, E., Dickson, M., & Shuttleworth, S. 2019. “Structures of confinement: power and problems of male identity”. Journal of Victorian Culture, 24(2): 137–145.
Shuttleworth, S. 2017. “Mind and Body in Charlotte Bronte’s Fiction.” Victorian Review 42 (2): 222–28.
Shuttleworth, S. 2017. “Life in the Zooniverse: Working with Citizen Science.” Journal of Literature and Science 10 (1): 46–51.