Charlotte Katie Bartle is a native of East Yorkshire, England. She attended Longcroft School and Performing Arts College (Beverley), before taking A-Levels at Wyke Sixth Form College (Hull). She is currently studying for her undergraduate degree in English Literature at the University of Hull, and is due to graduate in July 2015. Whilst at the University of Hull, she has completed modules in Renaissance and Early Modern Literature, Modernist and Contemporary Literature, and Victorian Literature, which she intends to specialise in whilst undertaking Postgraduate studies. She was the 2013/14 President of the University of Hull English Society, which was nominated for the 'Sunflower Award for Society Growth,' and for having organised 'Trip of the Year' at the 2014 HUU Awards. The Society was also awarded a 'Silver' award for the year.

In 2010, Charlotte attended the University of Hull’s Inaugural Annual Victorian Lecture titled ‘Nordic Women and New Women’, presented by Elaine Showalter. This lecture introduced her to the nineteenth century Norwegian writer Amalie Skram, and inspired her aspirations of a career in Academia. Through research into Skram, Charlotte developed an interest in the autobiographical protest fiction of nineteenth century female writers. Reflecting this, Charlotte’s undergraduate dissertation will examine the duplicity, complicity and subversion in Amalie Skram’s Professor Hieronimus and Paa St.Jørgen (1895), and Sarah Waters’s Fingersmith (2002).

Charlotte has been attending external conferences and departmental seminars since her first year as an undergraduate and gave her first paper in 2011, to present her developing research.

Charlotte plans to undertake MA and PhD studies to extend her Undergraduate dissertation. Her current aim is to take up a place on the English Literature MRes at the University of Hull in 2015, before moving further afield to complete her doctorate.