Dr Sophie Franklin is a researcher currently based in Germany. Her research specialisations include the Brontës, representations of violence, nineteenth-century literature and culture, health and contagion, and afterlives. She completed her PhD at Durham University in 2019, and is the author of Charlotte Brontë Revisited: A View from the Twenty-First Century (Saraband 2016; reissued 2018). Her next book, Violence and the Brontës: Language, Reception, Afterlives, is forthcoming with Edinburgh University Press.