Emily F. Lygo

University of Exeter


Vike Martina Plock is a Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Exeter. She is the author of Joyce, Medicine and Modernity (UPF, 2010) and the guest editor of a special issue of the journal James Joyce Quarterly on the topic “Joyce and Physiology.” Currently, she is working on a new research project that focuses on fashion as a central discursive force in early twentieth-century women’s writing. At the Beinecke Library she will work with the Edith Wharton collection to investigate Wharton’s ambiguous stance towards fashion and fashion’s relationship to contemporary evolutionary theories.

Laura K. and Valerian Lada-Mocarski Fellowship
Low and Russia: the story behind the sketchbook
Visiting Fellow


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Beginnig September 1, 2016 our hours will be

Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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