Dr. Emma Liggins



Dr. Emma Liggins is Senior Lecturer in English Literature in the Department of English at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her publications include George Gissing, the Working Woman and Urban Culture (Ashgate, 2006), The British Short Story (with Andrew Maunder & Ruth Robbins) (Palgrave, 2011), Odd Women? Spinsters, Lesbians and Widows in British Women’s Fiction, 1850-1939 (Manchester University Press, 2014) and The Haunted House in Women’s Ghost Stories, 1850-1945: Gender, Space and Modernity (Palgrave, 2020). She has also published articles and chapters on Vernon Lee, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, E. Nesbit and the supernatural, as well as editing ghost story collections by Charlotte Riddell and Rhoda Broughton for the Victorian Secrets series.