PhD candidate, King's College London

Helen Saunders is due to complete her PhD, on fashion, literary modernism and James Joyce, at King’s College London in 2018 and is teaching modules on 'James Joyce and Ulysses and on Writing London and Language in Time. She is currently working on her first monograph, on style and sartorial self-fashioning in Joyce’s work. She has articles either forthcoming or published that discuss: Joyce’s interest in the late-Victorian stage (Journal of Victorian Culture); the laundry trade in early twentieth century Ireland (James Joyce Quarterly); the appearance of William Wilkins in Ulysses (Dublin James Joyce Journal); traditional Irish dress (Irish Studies Review); and the links between Joyce, Marlene Dietrich and the psychoanalyst Joan Riviere (Fashion, Film and Consumption). Her next project will explore University English during the early twentieth century. From 2015 – 2017 she was a postgraduate representative on the Executive Council of the British Association of Modernist Studies.


  • –present
    Guest Lecturer, King's College London


  • 2017 
    King's College London, Literature