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Fiction and fact: JRF Dr Clare Walker Gore delves into writers’ lives

Fellows, Tradition and Innovation

Dr Clare Walker Gore came to Trinity in 2016 from Selwyn College after her PhD which explored the fictional representations of disability in the Victorian period. In the second of a series of Q&As with Trinity’s Junior Research Fellows, Dr Walker Gore explains the extent to which novelists such as Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Charlotte Yonge and Dinah Craik relied on the concept of disability to make their plots work. And she outlines her new project about women novelists’ fiction and life writing.