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Dr Julie Wheelwright

Director, MA Creative Writing

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of English

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Dr. Julie Wheelwright has been the programme director of the MA creative writing (non-fiction) since 2007.

Since moving from Canada in 1984, she has completed an MA in History from the University of Sussex, and received her doctorate in Journalism from City, University of London in 2014. As a journalist, she has contributed to several national publications and produced and presented television documentaries for the History Channel, the BBC and Channel Four. She has contributed to documentaries for BBC Radio Four, the World Service and has appeared on Woman's Hour, Great Lives and Start the Week.

An award-winning writer, her 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. 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 has written widely on women’s role within armed conflicts and her current research interests include the ethics and construction of identity narratives and the gendered dimensions of propaganda.

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). The Fatal Lover: Mata Hari and the Myth of Women in Espionage. Tokyo: Heibonsha Publishers.
  5. Wheelwright, J. (1994). Amazons and Military Maids: Women Who Dressed as Men in Pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness. Pandora/ Rivers Oram Press.
  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). 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Wheelwright, J. (2002). Flora Sandes. 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). Mary Anne Talbot. The New Dictionary of National Biography Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  9. Wheelwright, J. (2002). Hannah Snell. The New Dictionary of National Biography Oxford: Oxford University 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). ‘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.
  17. 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.
  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 (23)

  1. Wheelwright, J. (2017). 'The Orgy Nex Door: An Exploration of Ethical Relationships in Gay Talese's 'Thy Neighbor's Wife' and 'The Voyeur's Motel'. Literary Journalism Studies, 9(2), pp. 28–50.
  2. Wheelwright, J. (2017). The Other Place. HISTORY WORKSHOP JOURNAL, (84), pp. 257–263. doi:10.1093/hwj/dbx039.
  3. Wheelwright, J. (2016). The ethical turn in considering hidden children's Holocaust testimony as historical reconstruction. Ethical Space: the international journal of communication ethics .
  4. Greenberg, S. and Wheelwright, J. (2014). Literary journalism: Ethics in three dimensions. JOURNALISM, 15(5), pp. 511–516. doi:10.1177/1464884914529210.
  5. Wheelwright, J. (2014). Beyond the spooks: The problem of the narrator in literary history. JOURNALISM, 15(5), pp. 561–572. doi:10.1177/1464884914523237.
  6. Wheelwright, J. (2013). Withering Review. The Independent .
  7. Wheelwright, J. (2013). Paxman/Adie reviews. The Independent .
  8. Wheelwright, J. (2012). Ru Review. The Independent .
  9. Wheelwright, J. (2012). Livesey review. The Independent .
  10. Wheelwright, J. (2012). Gopnik Review. The Independent .
  11. Wheelwright, J. (2009). Disappeared Review. The Independent .
  12. Wheelwright, J. (2008). Wally Lamb Review. The Independent .
  13. Wheelwright, J. (2008). Roma Tearne profile. The Independent .
  14. Wheelwright, J. (2008). Galgut review. The Independent .
  15. Wheelwright, J. (2008). Flight review. The Independent .
  16. Wheelwright, J. (1993). Poisoned Honey: The Myth of Women in Espionage. Queen’s Quarterly, 100(2), pp. 291–309.
  17. Wheelwright, J. (1991). Revamping the Vamps: When a Woman Spy Speaks Out. Women: a cultural review, 2(2), pp. 117–123.
  18. Wheelwright, J. (1991). Cross dressing and historical constructions of gender. Women: A Cultural Review, 2(2), pp. 208–210.
  19. Birkett, D. and Wheelwright, J. (1990). 'How Could She?’ Unpalatable Facts and Feminists’. Heroines, Gender and History, 2(1), pp. 49–57.
  20. 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.
  21. Wheelwright, J. (1989). A Russian Amazon. The Women’s Review of Books, 6(4), pp. 20–20.
  22. Wheelwright, J. (1988). Frontlines/Sidelines. The Women’s Review of Books, 5(6), pp. 16–16.
  23. 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.