Kahrie Carter

Thesis Title: Malignant Images: Representations of Cancer in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Email: K.L.Carter@liverpool.ac.uk

Funding: Sir Joseph Rotblat Alumni Scholarship


Kahrie’s research is within the medical humanities, focusing on how cancer is represented within literature in the nineteenth century.

Research Interests:

Medical humanities, nineteenth century, cancer, disease.


Kahrie holds a BA Hons degree in English Literature and an MA in Victorian Literature from the University of Liverpool. She has been a recipient of the John Lennon Memorial Scholarship during her Master’s studies and continued her research after winning funding for her PhD through the University’s Sir Joseph Rotblat Alumni Scholarship in 2020. She previously won the Kenneth Allott Award for best Master’s dissertation on a nineteenth-century topic at her university. She has been student chair of the Staff-Student Liaison Committee for the English Department and Senate Representative for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Liverpool. Her current project is creating an online creative writing forum for those affected by cancer, which can be found at: www.thebigcreative.org/

Supervisors: Dr Matthew Bradley and Professor Josie Billington