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Dr Miranda Gill Dphil

University Lecturer

Miranda Gill is a University Lecturer and a Fellow of Jesus College. Her research focuses on 19th century French literature and European thought.

Academic interests

Miranda Gill's academic interests include: 

  • 19th century French literature and cultural history, particularly medicine and psychiatry
  • The history of Paris
  • Critical theory
  • Gender.

Degrees obtained

  • BA Hons, University of Oxford.
  • MSt, University of Oxford. 
  • DPhil, University of Oxford.


Miranda Gill's research focuses on 19th century French literature and European thought. She is interested in philosophical and psychological approaches to culture, and the history of the emotions.

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Publications, links and resources

Publications include Eccentricity and the Cultural Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Paris (Oxord University Press, 2009) and articles on social marginality, dandyism, and melancholy in 19th century France.

Her current book project explores self control in post Romantic literature and thought. Recent and forthcoming publications include 'Self-Control and Uncontrollable Passion in Stendhal's Theory of Love' (French Studies) and 'Psychomania and the Limits of Masculine Agency in Balzac's Adieu' (MLR).

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