Jane Gledhill

Visiting Scholar

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Jane Gledhill has a research degree in Victorian Studies and a PhD in modernism and the poetry of TS Eliot.

She has taught a mixture of English Literature, Art history and Literature and Theology at the Universities of Keele, Bristol, Kent and Winchester through Sarum College. Her research interests are in women’s writing and the First World War, modernism, literature and theology and Christian spirituality. She also enjoys writing poetry and is completing her first novel.

Academic Experience

  • Visiting Scholar at Sarum College since 2004
  • Research Fellow at Southampton University,  1999
  • Lecturer, University of Kent, English Board, 1988-1997
  • Lecturer, University of Kent, M.A. in Applied Theology, 1992-1997
  • Course Convenor, University of Kent, Women’s Studies, 1988-1992
  • Lecturer, University of Kent, Diplomas in Theology, Literature & Women’s Studies, 1986-1994
  • Course Director, University of Kent, 1986-1994
  • Lecturer, Christ Church College, Canterbury, 1985-1986; 1993-1994
  • Lecturer, University of Kent, School of Continuing Education, 1980-1994


  • Women Writers and the Great War with Dorothy Goldman and Judith Hattaway, Twayne (1994)
  • “Impersonality and Amnesia” in Women and World War I, Ed Dorothy Goldman, Macmillan 1993
  • Lest We Forget, Ed Maggie Andrews, The History Press 2011


  • Literature and Pastoral Psychology, Anvil 1996
  • T.S. Eliot Centenary, Third Way 1988
  • F.R. Leavis, Third Way 1978
  • Matthew Arnold, Spectrum 1971


  • James Walvin, Victorian Values, Third Way 1988
  • Wendy Periam, After Purple, S.E. Arts 1982
  • Graham Greene, Monsignor Quixote, S.E. Arts 1982
  • William Boyd,  An Ice Cream War, S.E. Arts 1982
  • Lyndall Gordon, Eliot’s Early Years, Third Way 1972

Southern Theological Education and Training Scheme (STETS)

Distance Learning material for Module F4 The History of the Church in Mission published in 2000

Adult Education

  • Creative Writing Tutor, Shepway Adult Education Centre
  • Lecturer, University of Bristol, Extra Mural Dept.
  • Lecturer, University of Keele


  • Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Examining Board
  • Moderator for Access Courses at the University of Kent

University Conference Papers

  • Women’s Spirituality in Iris Murdoch & A.S. Byatt, delivered at Fallen Angels, Women’s Spirituality Conference, L.S.U., Southampton, 1996
  • The Hero is Female, delivered at Male and Female He Created Them, Bristol University, 1996
  • Goblin Market, delivered at Angel in the House, L.S.U., Southampton, 1995
  • Theology, Spirituality and the Poetic Imagination, delivered at Heythrop College, 2011


  • PhD, On The Poetry of T.S. Eliot, Keele 1977
  • M.Litt, Victorian Studies, Keele 1970
  • B.A. (Hons.), History and English, York 1968