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Dr Julie Wheelwright

Director, MA Creative Writing

School of Arts and Social Sciences , The Centre for Creative Writing, Translation and Publishing

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Background

Julie is the programme director of the MA creative writing (non-fiction) and MA creative writing and publishing.

She began her writing career at the University of British Columbia where she edited the student newspaper, then worked for The Vancouver Sun and later became president of a national newspaper organisation, Canadian University Press.

Since moving to London in 1984, where she received an MA in History from Sussex University, she has written for several national newspapers and magazines and is a regular contributor to the literary pages of The Independent. Her articles have appeared in the BBC History Magazine, The Guardian, The Observer, The Telegraph, The Times Magazine, Red Magazine and Scotland on Sunday, among others.

An award-winning writer, Julie Wheelwright's books include The Fatal Lover: Mata Hari and the Myth of Women in Espionage, which was translated into five languages, and Amazons and Military Maids: Women Who Dressed as Men in Pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness.

Julie has also produced television documentaries for the History Channel, the BBC and Channel Four. She has written and presented documentaries for BBC Radio Four, the World Service and has appeared on Woman's Hour, Great Lives and Start the Week.

Her biography of her ancestor, Esther: The Remarkable True Story of Esther Wheelwright, Puritan Child, Native Daughter, Mother Superior, was published in 2011 by HarperCollins Canada. She is currently enrolled as PhD student at City University London and lives in London with her two daughters.

Publications

Journal Article (10)

  1. Wheelwright, J. (2014). ‘Beyond the Spooks: The Problem of the Narrator in Literary History’. Journalism, 14. doi: 10.1177/1464884914523237
  2. Wheelwright, J. and Greenberg, S. (2014). Literary journalism: Ethics in three dimensions. Journalism, 15(5), 511-516. doi: 10.1177/1464884914529210
  3. Wheelwright, J. (1993). Poisoned Honey: The Myth of Women in Espionage. Queen’s Quarterly, 100(2), 291-309.
  4. Wheelwright, J. (1991). Revamping the Vamps: When a Woman Spy Speaks Out. Women: a cultural review, 2(2), 117-123.
  5. Wheelwright, J. (1991). Cross dressing and historical constructions of gender. Women: A Cultural Review, 2(2), 208-210.
  6. Birkett, D. and Wheelwright, J. (1990). 'How Could She?’ Unpalatable Facts and Feminists’. Heroines, Gender and History, 2(1), 49-57.
  7. Wheelwright, J. (1989). 'Colonel' Barker: A Case Study in the Contradictions of Fascism. Immigrants and Minorities, 8(1-2), 40-48. doi: 10.1080/02619288.1989.9974705
  8. Wheelwright, J. (1989). A Russian Amazon. The Women’s Review of Books, 6(4), 20-20.
  9. Wheelwright, J. (1988). Frontlines/Sidelines. The Women’s Review of Books, 5(6), 16-16.
  10. Wheelwright, J. (1987). Amazons and military maids:’ An examination of female military heroines in British Literature and the changing construction of gender,. Women’s Studies International Forum, 10(5), 489-502.

Book (8)

  1. Wheelwright, J. (2011). Esther: The Remarkable, True Story of Esther Wheelwright: Puritan Child, Native Daughter, Mother Superior. Toronto: HarperCollins Canada.
  2. Wheelwright, J. (1997). Mata Hari a amante fatal: Erotismo e espionagem. Rio de Jainero: Rosa Dos Tempos.
  3. Wheelwright, J. (1995). The Fatal Lover: Mata Hari and the Myth of Women in Espionage.. (Russian). Moscow: Collins & Brown.
  4. Wheelwright, J. (1994). The Fatal Lover: Mata Hari and the Myth of Women in Espionage. (Japanese). Tokyo: Heibonsha Publishers.
  5. Wheelwright, J. (1994). Amazons and Military Maids: Women Who Dressed as Men in Pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness. (Reprint (Paperback)). Pandora/ Rivers Oram Press.
  6. Wheelwright, J. (1993). De fatale minnares: Mata Hari en de mythe van de vrouwelijke spion. (Dutch). Baarn, Holland: De Kern.
  7. Wheelwright, J. (1992). The Fatal Lover: Mata Hari and the Myth of Women in Espionage. London: Collins and Brown.
  8. Wheelwright, J. (1989). Amazons and Military Maids: Women Who Dressed as Men in Pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness. London: Pandora Press.

Chapter (18)

  1. Wheelwright, J. (Apr 2003). Flora Sandes. Pennington, R. and Higham, R.D.S. (Ed.), Amazons to Fighter Pilots: A Biographical Dictionary of Military Women Conneticut: Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN: 0313291977.
  2. Wheelwright, J. (Apr 2003). Mary Anne Talbot. Pennington, R. and Higham, R.D.S. (Ed.), Amazons to Fighter Pilots Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN: 0313291977.

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  3. Wheelwright, J. (2002). Mary Anne Talbot. (Ed.), The New Dictionary of National Biography Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  4. Wheelwright, J. (2002). Hannah Snell. (Ed.), The New Dictionary of National Biography Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  5. Wheelwright, J. (2002). Isabel Gunn. (Ed.), The New Dictionary of National Biography Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  6. Wheelwright, J. (2002). Foreword. Samuels, D. (Ed.), The True Life Fiction of Mata Hari (pp. vii-xiv)
  7. Wheelwright, J. (2002). Flora Sandes. (Ed.), The New Dictionary of National Biography Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  8. Wheelwright, J. (2002). There Was No In-Between: Infanticide reporting in the media. Jackson, M. (Ed.), Concealing Crimes: Historical Perspectives on Infanticide, c. 1550-2000 Manchester: Ashgate Press.
  9. Wheelwright, J. (2000). Captain Flora Sandes: a Case Study in the Social Construction of Gender in a Serbian Context. Allcock, J.B. and Young, A. (Ed.), Black Lambs and Grey Falcons (pp. 90-98) (2nd). Oxford: Berghahn Books. ISBN: 1571818073.
  10. Wheelwright, J. (1999). Sarah Emma Edmunds: Heroine of the American Civil War. Alexander, G. (Ed.), The Mammoth Book of Heroic and Outrageous Women (pp. 377-388) London: Robinson Publishing. ISBN: 1841190152.
  11. Wheelwright, J. (1998). Cross-Dressing. Reader, J. and Mankiller, W. (Ed.), The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History (pp. 138-139) Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.
  12. Wheelwright, J. (1995). Tars, tarts and swashbucklers. Stanley, J. (Ed.), Bold in her breeches (pp. 176-200) London: Pandora Press.
  13. Wheelwright, J. (1994). “Proprio come un film!”. L'uso del femminile nei media durante la guerra del Golfo.. Addis, E., Russo, V. and Sebesta, L. (Ed.), Donne Soldato (pp. 119-139) Rome: Forum Per Problemi Della Pace E Della Guerra.
  14. Wheelwright, J. (01 Jan 1994). "It Was Exactly like the Movies!” The Media's Use of the Feminine During the Gulf War. Addis, E., Russo, V.E. and Sebesta, L. (Ed.), Women Soldiers: Images and Realities (pp. 111-136) New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN: 0333600924.
  15. Wheelwright, J. (08 Apr 1992). ‘A Brother in Arms: A Sister in Peace’: contemporary issues of gender and military technology. Kirkup, G. and Keller, L.S. (Ed.), Inventing Women (pp. 213-223) Cambridge: Polity Press. ISBN: 0745609783.
  16. Wheelwright, J. (1992). Sutlers and Subtle Changes: The Changing Role of Women in the British Armed Forces in the Nineteenth Century. Huri, J. (Ed.), Women in Armed Forces (pp. 49-61) Switzerland: Verlag Effingerhof.
  17. Wheelwright, J. (1991). Captain Flora Sandes: a Case Study in the Social Construction of Gender in a Serbian Context. Allcock, J. and Young, A. (Ed.), Black Lambs and Grey Falcons: Women Travellers in the Balkans (pp. 82-89) Bradford: Bradford University Press.
  18. Wheelwright, J. (1990). Colonel' Barker: A Case Study in the Contradictions of Fascism. Kushner, T. and Lunn, K. (Ed.), The Politics of Marginality: Race, the Radical Right and Minorities in Twentieth Century Britain (pp. 40-48) London: Frank Cass.