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Professor Judith Simons

Research Fellow

Judy Simons is Emeritus Professor of English at De Montfort University Leicester. She has published extensively on women’s writing, including studies of diaries and of classic reading for girls.


She was Director of the AHRC funded Corvey Project on Romantic Women’s Writing, and, with Julia Briggs, founded the Hockliffe Project on early children’s books. She was Chair of the Council of Deans of Arts & Humanities, Chair of the Council of College and University English and inaugural Chair of the English Subject Centre. Her current research focuses on reading habits between the wars.