About

Research Fellow at the Centre for Culture and Creativity at Teesside University.

Current projects include:

  • Women Writers, Pacifism and World War I

  • Adapting Vernon Lee’s The Ballet of the Nations (1915) for performance

  • Creative Writing with frontline Healthcare Workers during COVID-19


Conference Organisation

  • Engagement Chair for ACM Hypertext 2023 (4-8 September 2023, Rome)

  • Co-Organiser of ‘The Future of Intelligence: A Multidisciplinary Vernon Lee Conference’ (8-11 September 2023, Florence)

Education

Undergraduate degree in English and American Literature from the University of Manchester

Postgraduate Masters degree from the University of Liverpool

PhD in Literature from the University of Liverpool

Publications

PUBLISHED ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS:

Donna Wakefield, Mel McEvoy, Sally Blackburn-Daniels and Siobhan Campbell, ‘Tackling the NHS mental health crisis of working through the COVID-19 pandemic; pilot creative writing programme has potential to support wellbeing of recovering healthcare workers’ in Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (January 12, 2023) https://doi.org/10.1177/14782715221149625

Sally Blackburn-Daniels, ‘From Dahomey to the Grand Guignol: Vernon Lee and the War Dance’, in Decadent Lee – A Special Issue of VoluptèInterdisciplinary Journal of Decadence Studies, eds. Patricia Pulham and Sally Blackburn-Daniels (January 2023). Open Access: https://doi.org/10.25602/GOLD.v.v5i2.1665.g1778

Sally Blackburn-Daniels, ‘Book Birthing and Conspicuous Bio-Mechanical Literary Consumption: A Pandemic Phenomena?’, in Bookshelves, Social Media and Gaming – English Studies Special Issue, eds. Sally Blackburn-Daniels and Edmund King (June 2022) https://doi.org/10.1080/0013838X.2022.2087036

Sally Blackburn-Daniels and Sophie Geoffroy, ‘“Traces of the exotic” in Vernon Lee’s “Oke of Okehurst; Or, The Phantom Lover”’, Women’s Writing 28:4 (2021)

Sally Blackburn-Daniels, ‘A Theatrical Performance of Vernon Lee’s The Ballet of the Nations’, Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies, 6:2 (2020) 225-233. Open Access

Sally Blackburn-Daniels, ‘A Present-Day Morality for the Present Day’19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, 30 (2020). Open Access: https://doi.org/10.16995/ntn.2931

 Alessio Antonini, Francesca Benatti and Sally Blackburn-Daniels, ‘On Links To Be: Exercises in Style #2’, in Proceedings of 2020 ACM HyperText (HT’20), 13-15 July, 2020, Orlando, Florida, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.1145/

Sally Blackburn-Daniels, ‘“Struggling with the tempter”: Vernon Lee, Mary Robinson, and Amy Levy’s Queer Archival Spaces’, for VoluptèInterdisciplinary Journal of Decadence Studies, 3:1 (2020), 92-110. 

The Ballet of the NationsA Present-Day Morality (Independent Publisher, 2019). Edited edition of Vernon Lee’s 1915 text to coincide with the first theatrical performance of Vernon Lee’s The Ballet of the Nations at Villa il Palmerino, Florence, May 2019.

Sally Blackburn-Daniels, ‘Vernon Lee: Excavating the Spirit of Rome’, in Excavating Modernity: Physical, Temporal and Psychological Strata in Literature, 1900-1930, ed. Eleanor Dobson and Gemma Banks (New York and London: Routledge, 2019). Approx. 9,000 words. ISBN 978-1-138-31776-5

Sally Blackburn-Daniels, ‘Separate in Interest, Unequal in Power: Cosmopolitanism and Pacifism in the Works of Vernon Lee’, in Artisans de la paix et passeurs: Peacemakes and Bridgebuilders, ed. Sopie Geoffroy (Paris: Editions Michel Houdiard, 2018). Approx 6,000 words. ISBN 978-2-356-92169-2

PUBLISHED REVIEWS

‘Victorian Poetry: 2019’ in Year’s Work in English Studies (Oxford University Press). Scheduled for publication Winter 2021.

‘Victorian Poetry: 2020’ in Year’s Work in English Studies (Oxford University Press). Scheduled for publication Winter 2022.

PUBLISHED SPECIAL ISSUES AND EDITED COLLECTIONS

Sally Blackburn-Daniels and Patricia Pulham (eds.), ‘Decadent Lee’, a special issue of VoluptèInterdisciplinary Journal of Decadence Studies (January 2023). Open Access. https://journals.gold.ac.uk/index.php/volupte/article/view/1676

Sally Blackburn-Daniels and Edmund King (eds.), ‘Bookshelves, Social Media and Gaming’, English Studies Special Issue (June 2022).

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    Projects

    Current projects include:

    • Women Writers, Pacifism and World War I

    • Adapting Vernon Lee’s The Ballet of the Nations (1915) for performance

    • Creative Writing with frontline Healthcare Workers during COVID-19

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    Conference Organisation

    Memberships

    BADS: British Association for Decadence Studies (Newsletter Editor)

    IVLS: International Vernon Lee Society (Communications Officer)

    BAVS: British Association for Victorian Studies

    NAVSA: North American Victorian Studies Association

    BSLS: British Society for Literature and Science

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