Dr Nina Jean Attwood

BA, MA, PhD (Auckland)

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Honorary Academic


2008: PhD (The University of Auckland)
1998: MA (The University of Auckland)
1995: BA (The University of Auckland)

Professional Teaching Fellow

Department: Department of History

Research | Current



(forthcoming, 2011) I am currently working on a monograph based on my PhD research (as contracted by Pickering and Chatto Publishers).

PhD thesis

"Writing the Prostitute: Representations of Prostitution in Victorian Britain"

My thesis analysed the construction and representation of the prostitute across a number of nineteenth-century literatures – parliamentary, medical, feminist, literary, and pornographic – and argues for the complexity and heterogeneity of Victorian attitudes to prostitution, rather than the static mythologies historians often impute to them.