Liz TruemanLiz Trueman

During my undergraduate degree I studied at the universities of Cambridge, Sheffield, St Quentin-en-Yvelines in Versailles and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. My undergraduate degree was in French and German, and was followed by an AHRC-funded Masters in the same at Sheffield. I am currently studying my PhD here at Sheffield, where I am researching the use of the portrait as a transgressive device in the novels of France, Germany and Britain during the nineteenth century. Particular research interests lie in the Freudian uncanny, the genre of the fantastic, early Romanticism and social recovery following the French Revolution. Previously my research has also focussed on French literature of the eighteenth century, and an interest in travel literature led me to a collaborative placement with Chatsworth House, where I catalogued their French travel literature collection. My PhD is funded by the Wolfson Foundation.

Outside of my studies I enjoy long-distance cycling, having completed a solo ride from my childhood home in the Lake District to the Arctic Circle in Finland this summer. I am involved in the Sheffield branch of the Women’s Equality Party, and I also enjoy reading English history, contemporary theatre and a decent pint.
If any undergraduate students would like to talk to a current student about the postgraduate experience at Sheffield, I am happy to be contacted at


A T Baker French Prize
German Embassy Book Prize
Joint for SLC Postgraduate Taught Prize: Dissertation Award