Lecturer and Serra-Hunter Fellow

Department of English, University of Lleida (Catalonia)

Research expertise

Ageing studies; narratives of disease; contemporary detective fiction; Victorian and Gothic fiction under a feminist perspective.



Female friendship in eighteenth-century English literature

The English literature of the long eighteenth century offers abundant portraits of female friendship as a frequent form of sociability among women – sometimes sentimentalised as true spiritual companionship between pure and innocent souls, sometimes demonised as a devious façade for unnatural sexual desire. As opposed to men’s friendships, which centred on socialising in the public sphere, forms of attachment among women were associated with the intimate and the private.