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I’m a research fellow at Trinity College Cambridge – my research so far has been mainly about Victorian Fiction and what makes it so great. My first book has just been published.
I’m married to Sean Crawford – he does philosophy. We have a daughter named Ide – she toddles. My dad, Fergus Lowe, is a professor of psychology, as is my father-in-law, Charles Crawford. My sister, Catrin Lowe, is currently assistant director of Fin Kennedy’s How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Found at Sheffield Theatres. My mother, Pat Sheehy, is the most erudite woman in the country.
I’m particularly interested in these lovely topics:
Theory of fiction, the Victorians (particularly G. Eliot, G.H. Lewes and Dickens), description and detail in imaginative writing, artistic representations of motherhood and the family, the depiction of work in fiction, the depiction of nature in fiction, human nature, David Hume, sympathy and empathy, cognitive approaches to literature, Marx, rennaisance painting, sculpture and architecture, political theory and practice (especially individualism and feminism)