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Senior Lecturer in English Literature, De Montfort University

Dr Bethany Layne is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at De Montfort University, Leicester, and the author of Henry James in Contemporary Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan 2020). She has published widely on biographical fiction, in journals including The Henry James Review, Woolf Studies Annual, and Adaptation. She pioneered the first specialist biofiction module in the UK, and is the editor of a collection of essays on the genre. Her current project is a monograph for Bloomsbury titled Biopics of the House of Windsor: Crisis and Rehabilitation.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in English Literature , De Montfort University


  • 2013 
    University of Leeds, PhD