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Miss Pam LockB.A.(Wales), MA

Doctor of Philosophy Student, Member Student, Senior Teaching Associate

Pam Lock

Miss Pam LockB.A.(Wales), MA

Doctor of Philosophy Student, Member Student, Senior Teaching Associate

Member of

Postgraduate research supervised by

External positions

Communications Officer, Drinking Studies Network

6 May 2016 → …

Research interests

Pam's research interests focus on Victorian literature and the history of drink and drinking. She is currently completing a thesis on the socio-cultural connotations of alcohol in Victorian fiction, supervised by Samantha Matthews. Chapters include work on the Brontes, Dickens, Eliot, Collins, Ellen Wood, Trollope, Hardy, Kipling and Stevenson and cover themes such as male alcoholism and suicide, female drunkenness, alcohol in genres such as temperance fiction, sensation fiction and the gothic.  Her thesis is sponsored by the Vice-Chancellor's Initiative Fund. 

She has recently edited a special issue of the Social History of Drugs and Alcohol (SHAD) journal ( and her article 'Death and the Alcoholic: Public Discourses of Alcoholism in Anne Bronte's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' will be published shortly in the next issue of the same journal. 

Further information on recent conference (both as presenter and organiser) activity can be found at <>


Pam Lock teaches in the English Literature and History departments as follows: 

  • Critical Issues (English Literature)
  • LRU - Drink: A History (History)

Since 2014, Pam has developed a very successul programme of Writers' Retreats at the University of Bristol ( for postgraduates and academics. She also delivers writing courses as an Associate Trainer for Thinkwrite ( 

Other activities

  • Pam is the Communications Officer for the Drinking Studies Network (
  • Pam is currenlty working with Professor Steven Earnshaw, Sheffield Hallam, on a project to digitise the journal Dionysos: the literature and intoxication triquarterly. The first five issues can be found as simple PDFs at <>
  • Pam also works in Academic Staff Development at the Universityof Bristol as the GW4 Developing People Officer, developing workshops and resources on collaboration and related skills for academics across GW4. In this role, Pam worked with a small team to develop the GW4 online Guide to Research Collaboration <>

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