Valerie R Sanders
Professor of English, University of Hull

Valerie R Sanders is Professor of English at the University of Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Her recent books include Harriet Martineau and the Birth of Disciplines, co-edited with Gaby Weiner (Routledge, 2017), The Tragi-Comedy of Victorian Fatherhood (CUP 2009), two anthologies of Victorian women’s childhoods, Records of Girlhood (Ashgate 2000 and Routledge 2013), and a forthcoming monograph on Margaret Oliphant for Edward Everett Root’s Key Popular Women Writers series (2020).

Written by Valerie R Sanders

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Biography and memoir
Mistress of all trades

A campaigning journalist and an early feminist, Harriet Martineau humanised economic theory through Dickensian storytelling

Valerie R Sanders