“Feminist Research and Interdisciplinarity”

On 7th November 2017 I presented my research project at the Sex, Gender and Sexuality Research Group (Department of Humanities, Roehampton University). Since this year the theme of the SGS seminar series is “Feminist Research and Interdisciplinarity” I gave a brief explanation of my project showing how my feminist historical study of Barbara Bodichon’s epistolary Bildung … More “Feminist Research and Interdisciplinarity”

“Education and Life Writing” Seminar Series

Epistolarity and Espai Hibrid (www.espaihibrid.udl.cat) are co-organisers of the Roehampton-Lleida Seminar Series “Education and Life Writing: Interdisciplinary Narrative Research”. In these seminar series we discuss our shared interest in education and ego documents from an interdisciplinary perspective. For that purpose, we invite specialists on Narrative Inquiry coming from different fields within the Social Science and the Humanities. … More “Education and Life Writing” Seminar Series


You can send me your questions, comments and feedback to: meritxellsimonmartin@gmail.com If you are an old-style nostalgic (), you can also send me a letter or postcard. I won’t break the letter-exchange code of reciprocity. I promise to reply back! Meritxell Simon-Martin Research Group Sex Gender and Sexuality Humanities Department Roehampton University Roehampton Ln, London … More Contact


  In 1862 English artist Barbara Bodichon wrote to her friend, Irish poet William Allingham: “I am always rejoiced when I see the facteur plodding up the asphodel field, and I rush down to seize the fat packet of papers, books, and letters with great delight.” More than a hundred and fifty years later, this … More Epistolarity


  2017-2019        Marie Curie Fellowship, European Commission 2016                Teaching and research grant, La Caixa, Spain 2009 – 2012      4-year PhD scholarship, University of Winchester, England 2009 – 2012     Annual conference grants, History of Education Society, UK 2012                Conference grant, University of Budapest, Hungary 2012                Conference grant, University of Vienna, Austria 2011                Teaching and research … More Funding


2016 – 2017     Lecturer, Centre de Ressources en Langues, Le Mans University, France, undergraduate and lifelong learning courses (320h/year):            English A2-B2 (several modules, including teaching via Moodle) 2014 – 2016     Lecturer, Service Commun d’Etude des Langues Vivantes Appliquées, University Rennes 1, France, undergraduate and lifelong learning courses (192h/year):     … More Teaching


 As key note speaker: 2017     ‘Bildung epistolar: les cartes com a font d’educació informal entre dones burgeses en el context de l’Anglaterra victoriana’, Jornada de Recerca: Educació, Cultura i Escriptura femenina (1800-1950), Univeritat de Vic, Vic, Spain 2017     ‘Los relatos autobiográficos como metodología en las ciencias sociales:  perspectivas interdisciplinares actuales’, VI Jornadas de Historias de … More Conferences


Work in Progress: Monograph: SIMON-MARTIN, M. Barbara Bodichon’s Epistolary Education. Unfolding Feminism (under contract: Palgrave Macmillan) Translation and edited anthology: SIMON-MARTIN, M. Barbara Bodichon: Oevres (under contract: Classiques Garnier) Encyclopaedia entry: SIMON-MARTIN, M., ‘Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon’, The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Victorian Women’s Writing, edited by Lesa Scholl (under contract: Palgrave) Book review: SIMON-MARTIN, M.: Brenda Ayres … More Publications

About me

 I’m a Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Humanities, Roehampton University. I’m writing a monograph on Barbara Bodichon’s epistolary Bildung in collaboration with the Schools of Education at Roehampton University and at Goethe University (Frankfurt). I’m also Research Associate at the Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes (ITEM), Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, where … More About me