Dr. Caroline Winter

Dr. Caroline Winter

Recent PhD


BA, MA (UofT)

Area of expertise

British Romantic literature, Gothic literature, literature and economics, women’s writing, book history, digital humanities, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Scottish studies, digital editions, text analysis, web ontologies

Dissertation Title: Gothonomics: Romantic Gothic literature in Britain and Economic Revolution (tentative)

Supervisor: Dr. Robert Miles

I am a PhD candidate studying British Romantic literature and digital humanities. My SSHRC-funded dissertation investigates intersections between Gothic literature and Romantic-era economic thought. I represented the Humanities at UVic’s 3MT finals in 2016 and enjoy sharing my work with the community and at national and international conferences.

I am completing the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LATHE) certificate and have taught courses in academic reading and writing and nineteenth-century British literature. My teaching interests include digital pedagogy, open scholarship, and teaching beyond the literary canon.

Scholarly community and collaboration are important to me, and I have served as president of the English Graduate Students’ Society (EGSS) at UVic and as a postgraduate representative for the International Gothic Association (IGA). I am currently a co-chair of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) Graduate Student Caucus and the Open Scholarship Facilitator in the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL).

Recent Scholarly Activity


Millar Usiskin, Jana, Christine Walde, and Caroline Winter. “From Parallax to Praxis: A Seven-Sided Paper on Dynamic Web Ontologies and Modernist Studies.” Practice to Theory: A Forum on The Future of Modernist Digital Humanities, edited by Shawna Ross. Modernism/modernity Print Plus, vol. 3, cycle 2, 7 Aug. 2018.

“‘Some Fatal Secret’: Mortmain in Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto.” Lumen, vol. 37, 2018, pp. 123–134.

“The Making of Jane Austen.” Review of The Making of Jane Austen, by Devoney Looser. Women’s Writing, vol. 25, no. 1, 28 Nov., 2017, pp. 116–118.

Conference Papers

“Frankenstein Economies and Gothic Economics, 1818–2018,” IGA Joint-Sponsored Panel, ACCUTE annual conference, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of British Columbia, 1–4 June 2019.

“Buried Alive in Northanger Abbey; or, Henry Tilney is Wrong,” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) annual conference: Open, Brown University, 22–25 June