PhD English

University of Leeds, 2017 – 2020

  • Thesis: Ecomasculinities and the Old West in U.S Fiction, 1970- Present
  • Supervisor: Dr Hamilton Carroll
MLitt Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture

University of St Andrews, 2016

  • Dissertation: Music and Graphic Narratives (Distinction)
  • Supervisor: Dr Emma Sutton
BA (Hons) English, First Class

Staffordshire University, 2012

  • Dissertation: European Postmodernism in the Novels of Umberto Eco (First Class)
  • Supervisor: Dr Douglas Field

Victoria Addis

PhD Researcher

Freelance Writer



Freelance Writer

Self Employed, 2014-Present

English Teacher (TESOL) and Lecturer in International Business

Changsha College of Civil Affairs, 2013-2014

English Teacher (TESOL)

Jinghuayuan School, 2013-2013

Advertising and Marketing Manager

Gallery Loft Conversions, 2012-2013

Proof-reader and Indexer

Henson Editorial Services and North Staffordshire Press, 2010-2011

Other Activities


“Old West, Now” Podcast, 2017-Present

“A Hermit’s Progress” Blog & YouTube Channel (from 2015), 2013-2016

Professional Service
  • Peer-reviewer, ImageTexT.


  • BAAS Postgraduate Essay Award, British Association for American Studies, 2018 [£500]
  • John Barnard Doctoral Scholarship, University of Leeds, 2017-2020 [£17,000 p.a.]
  • Free Mentoring, The WoMentoring Project, 2014-2016