Helen Ingham

Helen Ingham

Department of English Literature
Doctoral researcher

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PhD title: From music and dance to poetry and prose: an investigation of musicality in the life and work of Thomas Hardy.
SupervisorsDr Melissa DicksonDr Nathan Waddell and Dr Rebecca Mitchell
PhD English Literature


My research focuses on Hardy’s use of music and sound throughout the body of his writing. I approach this primarily from a biographical stance, examining how Hardy’s own life and experience influences his understanding and use of music and sound, and how his musicality develops and evolves throughout his life and the entirety of his work.