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Dr Sophie Heywood – University of Reading

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Dr Sophie Heywood

Dr Sophie Heywood
Job Title:
Associate Professor



Areas of Interest

History of children's literature and publishing; women's writing; the cultural and religious history of modern France.

I co-organise with Dr Nicola Wilson from English Literature the seminar series Archives and Texts.

For more information on our seminars and speakers, see:

Areas of postgraduate supervision:
I welcome enquiries concerning research supervision in any of my areas of research interest.

Research groups / Centres

I am part of a group of researchers from the Modern Languages and English Departments who have secured funding from the Leverhulme Trust to undertake a three-year project to promote the preservation of, and access to, literary archives held worldwide. A network involving partners from around the world will give the project an international relevance. More information about the project and its progress can be found at:


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Book reviews:

Review of Encounters with Wild Children. Temptation and Disappointment in the Study of Human Nature. By Adriana S. Benzaquén. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006, The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth  January 2010

Review of Poverty, Charity, and Motherhood: Maternal Societies in NIneteenth-Century France. By Christine Adams. Urbana, Chicago and Springfield: University of Illinois Press, 2010, French History, published online 30 December 2012


MA Hons, Edinburgh; PhD, Edinburgh

Research grants and awards:
Junior Research Fellowship, Institute of Historical Research, October 2007-May 2008

Scholarship, Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, October 2004-October 2007

Awarded the University of Reading Research Endowment Trust Fund 'Best Research Output Prize' 2012, Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences, for the monograph on the comtesse de Ségur:


  • About French Studies

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