Kimberley Braxton is just starting her second year as a PhD student in English Literature at Keele University where she also works as a sessional teacher. Her thesis focuses on the family connection within the writing of the Brontës, establishing whether a connection is present or merely an assumption produced by their cultural perception. During the course of her research to date she has presented papers on the feminist aspects of the Brontës’ writing, the literary inspiration behind Heathcliff, the Brontë portrayal of the Byronic Hero and the literary relationship between Emily and Anne as seen through their life writing. In addition to this she has also written a paper for Keele’s Post Graduate Journal, Under Construction @ Keele investigating the relationship between religion and the death penalty as portrayed in Victorian Literature. She now works as the Communications Secretary for the Journal. You can find Kim on Twitter @kimbraxton.
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