Curriculum Vitae - Charlotte K Bartle

  1. Education
  2. Interests of Further Study
  3. Work Experience
  4. Conferences and Seminars Attended
  5. Conference Papers
  6. Funding Awards
  7. Referees

  1. Education:

Higher Education-

GCSE – Longcroft School & Performing Arts College, Beverley (England) – 2005
A* - English Literature                         A* - English Language                           A – History
A – Geography                                    A – Religious Education                        A – Citizenship
A – Food Technology                          B – ICT                                                B – Drama
C – Mathematics                                CC – Science (Double Award)

‘A’ Level – Wyke College, Hull (England) – 2007

A – Media Studies                             B – Psychology                                 B – General Studies

C – English Language & Literature

Certificate of Higher Education in History – University of Hull (2007-2008)
English BA (Hons) Part-Time (2009-2014) - To be completed.
  1. Interests of Further Study:

In 2010, I attended the University of Hull’s Inaugural Annual Victorian Lecture titled ‘Nordic Women and New Women’, presented by Elaine Showalter. This lecture introduced me to the 19th century Norwegian writer Amalie Skram. Through research into Skram, I developed an interest in the autobiographical fiction of female writers who have received psychiatric intervention in the 19th and 20th centuries, and I am preparing an Undergraduate dissertation on this subject. I plan to extend this research whilst undertaking MA and PhD studies. I have already begun to attend departmental research seminars and external conferences relevant to my field of interest. My current area of interest is predominantly focused on the (neo-)Victorian asylum.
  1. Work Experience:
Mentor – Connect to Success (East Riding College) – September 2009 until June 2011
I volunteered as a mentor for the Connect to Success scheme, which entailed being paired with a student at college and corresponding with them via email. I answered any questions the student had regarding college, their work and Higher Education, the ultimate goal being to encourage the student to apply to University. The students who participated in the scheme were from poor backgrounds and had been deemed unlikely to attend University. I was so successful as a mentor in my first year with the scheme that I was appointed three students to mentor in the second year of the scheme. I exchanged emails with the students regularly, even chasing up replies from them if I did not hear from them for a while. My students were very happy with my support and I was given positive reviews during the bi-annual assessments. The Connect to Success staff were so pleased with my work that I was often awarded book tokens for my achievements with the college students. In total, I was presented with over £100 in vouchers. I continued with the scheme until their funding was withdrawn and the project ended.
Hull University Study Advice Service Volunteer Peer Learning Assistant – June 2010 until October 2011
During my time with the Study Advice Service, I assisted current students with study advice in one-to-one consultations and group workshops. Along with four other appointed PLA’s, I helped to run workshops on exams and revision, memory techniques, essay writing, time management and referencing. I also dealt with individual student enquiries in the office and via email. During the Freshers’ weeks of 2010 and 2011 I gave welcome talks on behalf of the Study Advice Service to new students in order to promote the service and signposting students to sources of useful study advice. This entailed speaking to up to 250 students at a time and recounting my personal experiences with the service as a student and a volunteer, and discussing the services offered. Due to work commitments, I have had to take a break from volunteering at the service for this term. I hope to continue my work with the Study Advice Service as soon as possible.
Service Desk Assistant – University of Hull Library – September 2011 until Present

I currently work part-time on the Service Desk within the Brynmor-Jones Library at the University of Hull. My duties including helping students and staff with library enquiries, such as finding books and journals in the library, and locating items in our education resources and pamphlet sections of the library. I also assist with basic IT support, namely connecting to the wireless Internet and using Microsoft Office, and also help students with using Turnitin (the online plagiarism-detection service used by the University). I have been trained in finding journals, e-books and other electronic resources. The job has greatly improved my research skills, and has encouraged me to delve further into journals and periodicals which are often ignored by Undergraduates. I believe the position has also increased my confidence for using the library as a research tool.

  1. Conferences and Seminars Attended:
  1. – ‘Nordic Women and New Women’ lecture presented by Elaine Showalter, Inaugural Annual Victorian Lecture, University of Hull, 21st April 2010.

   2010 - ‘Decoding Anne Lister: The Diaries of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall 1791-1840’ joint lecture presented by Jill Liddington and Alison Oram, University of Leeds, 22nd June 2010.

– Departmental research seminars, University of Hull, September 2010-Present.

-‘Performing the Self: Women’s Lives in Historical Perspective’, 19th annual conference of the Women’s History Network, University of Warwick, 10th-12th September 2010.

-‘Re-imagining the Victorians 1901-2010’ conference, University of Leeds, 18th September 2010.

-‘Theory and Practice in Contemporary Women’s Writing’ networking event, Post Graduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network, University of Leicester, 23rd October 2010.

  1. - ‘The Late-Victorian “New Man” and the Millennial “Neo-Man”’ lecture presented by Margaret Stetz, Annual Victorian Lecture, University of Hull, 25th March 2011.

-‘Neo-Victorian Art and Aestheticism’ conference, University of Hull, 26th March 2011.
-‘Sexual Consumption in the City’ conference, University of Leeds, 4th April 2011.
-‘Insanity and the Lunatic Asylum in the Nineteenth Century’ conference, Birmingham City University, 13th May 2011.

2012    -  Bram Stoker Birthday Symposium, University of Hull, 8th November.

  1. Conference Papers
  1. - ‘“Staying here will be good for you” – Amalie Skram and the [un]willing female psychiatric patient’ presented at the ‘Insanity and the Lunatic Asylum in the Nineteenth Century’ conference, Birmingham City University, 13th May 2011.
2013 - (To be given) ‘‘Come on, you little bitch,’ she said to me, ‘sing out!’’ – Villainous doctors and cruel [neo-]Victorian nurses in Skram’s Professor Hieronimus and Paa St.Jørgen, and Waters’s Fingersmith – presented at theNeo-Victorian Villainy: Adaptation and Reinvention on Stage, Page and Screen’ Symposium, University of York, 25th May 2013.

  1. Funding Awards:
2007 - Hull Compact Limited Bursary (£2,100):  For achieving good grades at GCSE and being a local student going to University, I was awarded a bursary from Hull Compact Limited which paid £2,100 over three years.
2010 - Hesslewood Children’s Trust Bursary (£350): Having sponsored me through the Hull Compact bursary scheme, the Hesslewood Children’s Trust awarded a bursary of £350 to fund my attendance at conferences that year.
- WHN Bursary (Approximately £100): The Women’s History Network awarded a student bursary in order to attend their annual conference (10th-12th September 2010).

  1. Referees:
Professor Ann Heilmann (HeilmannA{at}cf.ac.uk )
John Percival Building
Colum Drive
CF10 3EU
(Former Academic Supervisor)

Dr Catherine Wynne (C.Wynne{at}hull.ac.uk)
(Senior Lecturer in English Literature)
Larkin Building
University of Hull
Cottingham Road
East Riding of Yorkshire
(Current Academic Supervisor)