Clare Mendes



PhD Student


School of English


University of Leicester


Clare Mendes is a second year PhD student at the University of Leicester, studying representations of the New Woman in the late Victorian Woman’s Press. Her thesis is focusing on eight women’s periodicals from the 1890s, including Shafts, Woman’s Signal, Young Woman, Woman, Lady’s Realm, Home Notes, Home Chat and Woman's Life. She completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature with Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in 2007 and her Masters in Publishing at University of the Arts, London in 2008. In between completing her Masters and commencing her PhD, she went travelling around Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.