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Dr Julie Wheelwright

Director, MA Creative Writing

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries

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About

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

Books (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. ISBN 978-85-01-04943-8.
  3. Wheelwright, J. (1995). The Fatal Lover: Mata Hari and the Myth of Women in Espionage. Moscow: Collins & Brown.
  4. Wheelwright, J. (1994). Amazons and Military Maids: Women Who Dressed as Men in Pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness. Pandora/ Rivers Oram Press.
  5. Wheelwright, J. (1994). The Fatal Lover: Mata Hari and the Myth of Women in Espionage. Tokyo: Heibonsha Publishers.
  6. Wheelwright, J. (1993). De fatale minnares: Mata Hari en de mythe van de vrouwelijke spion. Baarn, Holland: De Kern.
  7. Wheelwright, J. (1992). The Fatal Lover: Mata Hari and the Myth of Women in Espionage. London: Collins and Brown. ISBN 978-1-85585-105-4.
  8. Wheelwright, J. (1989). Amazons and Military Maids: Women Who Dressed as Men in Pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness. London: Pandora Press.

Chapters (19)

  1. Wheelwright, J. (2016). The Language of Espionage: Mata Hari and the Creation of the Spy-Courtesan. In Declercq, C. and Walker, J. (Eds.), Languages and the First World War: Representation and Memory Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-55035-4.
  2. Burstow, P. (2013). Foreword. (pp. vii–viii). ISBN 978-3-642-45167-6.
  3. Wheelwright, J. (2003). Mary Anne Talbot. In Pennington, R. and Higham, R.D.S. (Eds.), Amazons to Fighter Pilots Greenwood Publishing Group ISBN 978-0-313-29197-5.
  4. Wheelwright, J. (2003). Flora Sandes. In Pennington, R. and Higham, R.D.S. (Eds.), Amazons to Fighter Pilots: A Biographical Dictionary of Military Women Conneticut: Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-313-29197-5.
  5. Wheelwright, J. (2002). Hannah Snell. The New Dictionary of National Biography Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  6. Wheelwright, J. (2002). Mary Anne Talbot. The New Dictionary of National Biography Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  7. Wheelwright, J. (2002). Isabel Gunn. The New Dictionary of National Biography Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  8. Wheelwright, J. (2002). Flora Sandes. The New Dictionary of National Biography Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  9. Wheelwright, J. (2002). There Was No In-Between: Infanticide reporting in the media. In Jackson, M. (Ed.), Concealing Crimes: Historical Perspectives on Infanticide, c. 1550-2000 Manchester: Ashgate Press.
  10. Wheelwright, J. (2000). Captain Flora Sandes: a Case Study in the Social Construction of Gender in a Serbian Context. In Allcock, J.B. and Young, A. (Eds.), Black Lambs and Grey Falcons (pp. 90–98). Oxford: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-807-2.
  11. Wheelwright, J. (1999). Sarah Emma Edmunds: Heroine of the American Civil War. In Alexander, G. (Ed.), The Mammoth Book of Heroic and Outrageous Women (pp. 377–388). London: Robinson Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84119-015-0.
  12. Wheelwright, J. (1998). Cross-Dressing. In Reader, J. and Mankiller, W. (Eds.), The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History (pp. 138–139). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.
  13. Wheelwright, J. (1995). Tars, tarts and swashbucklers. In Stanley, J. (Ed.), Bold in her breeches (pp. 176–200). London: Pandora Press.
  14. Wheelwright, J. (1994). "It Was Exactly like the Movies!” The Media's Use of the Feminine During the Gulf War. In Addis, E., Russo, V.E. and Sebesta, L. (Eds.), Women Soldiers: Images and Realities (pp. 111–136). New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 978-0-333-60092-4.
  15. Wheelwright, J. (1994). “Proprio come un film!”. L'uso del femminile nei media durante la guerra del Golfo. In Addis, E., Russo, V. and Sebesta, L. (Eds.), Donne Soldato (pp. 119–139). Rome: Forum Per Problemi Della Pace E Della Guerra.
  16. Wheelwright, J. (1992). Sutlers and Subtle Changes: The Changing Role of Women in the British Armed Forces in the Nineteenth Century. In Huri, J. (Ed.), Women in Armed Forces (pp. 49–61). Switzerland: Verlag Effingerhof.
  17. Wheelwright, J. (1992). ‘A Brother in Arms: A Sister in Peace’: contemporary issues of gender and military technology. In Kirkup, G. and Keller, L.S. (Eds.), Inventing Women (pp. 213–223). Cambridge: Polity Press. ISBN 978-0-7456-0978-2.
  18. Wheelwright, J. (1991). Captain Flora Sandes: a Case Study in the Social Construction of Gender in a Serbian Context. In Allcock, J. and Young, A. (Eds.), Black Lambs and Grey Falcons: Women Travellers in the Balkans (pp. 82–89). Bradford: Bradford University Press.
  19. Wheelwright, J. (1990). Colonel' Barker: A Case Study in the Contradictions of Fascism. In Kushner, T. and Lunn, K. (Eds.), The Politics of Marginality: Race, the Radical Right and Minorities in Twentieth Century Britain (pp. 40–48). London: Frank Cass.

Conference Paper/Proceedings

  1. Wheelwright, J. (2016). Porto Alegre conference paper for IALJS. .

Journal Articles (21)

  1. Wheelwright, J. (2016). The ethical turn in considering hidden children's Holocaust testimony as historical reconstruction. Ethical Space: the international journal of communication ethics .
  2. Greenberg, S. and Wheelwright, J. (2014). Literary journalism: Ethics in three dimensions. JOURNALISM, 15(5), pp. 511–516. doi:10.1177/1464884914529210.
  3. Wheelwright, J. (2014). Beyond the spooks: The problem of the narrator in literary history. JOURNALISM, 15(5), pp. 561–572. doi:10.1177/1464884914523237.
  4. Wheelwright, J. (2013). Paxman/Adie reviews. The Independent .
  5. Wheelwright, J. (2013). Withering Review. The Independent .
  6. Wheelwright, J. (2012). Gopnik Review. The Independent .
  7. Wheelwright, J. (2012). Livesey review. The Independent .
  8. Wheelwright, J. (2012). Ru Review. The Independent .
  9. Wheelwright, J. (2009). Disappeared Review. The Independent .
  10. Wheelwright, J. (2008). Flight review. The Independent .
  11. Wheelwright, J. (2008). Galgut review. The Independent .
  12. Wheelwright, J. (2008). Roma Tearne profile. The Independent .
  13. Wheelwright, J. (2008). Wally Lamb Review. The Independent .
  14. Wheelwright, J. (1993). Poisoned Honey: The Myth of Women in Espionage. Queen’s Quarterly, 100(2), pp. 291–309.
  15. Wheelwright, J. (1991). Cross dressing and historical constructions of gender. Women: A Cultural Review, 2(2), pp. 208–210.
  16. Wheelwright, J. (1991). Revamping the Vamps: When a Woman Spy Speaks Out. Women: a cultural review, 2(2), pp. 117–123.
  17. Birkett, D. and Wheelwright, J. (1990). 'How Could She?’ Unpalatable Facts and Feminists’. Heroines, Gender and History, 2(1), pp. 49–57.
  18. Wheelwright, J. (1989). ‘Colonel’ barker: A case study in the contradictions of fascism. Immigrants & Minorities, 8(1-2), pp. 40–48. doi:10.1080/02619288.1989.9974705.
  19. Wheelwright, J. (1989). A Russian Amazon. The Women’s Review of Books, 6(4), pp. 20–20.
  20. Wheelwright, J. (1988). Frontlines/Sidelines. The Women’s Review of Books, 5(6), pp. 16–16.
  21. 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), pp. 489–502.

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