Zaynub Zaman

Thesis Title: Sound and Vision: Mysticism, Dante's Commedia, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Twitter: @zizizaman

Supervisors: Dr Matthew Bradley and Prof Jill Rudd

Biography: Zaynub holds a First Class BA (Hons) and an MA (distinction) in Victorian Literature from the University of Liverpool.  Awarded the JIC Davies Scholarship in 2016, Zaynub is currently a Postgraduate Researcher at the School of the Arts.

Research: Focuses on tracing the presence of Dante in the works of Pre-Raphaelite poet and painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti with particular interest in medieval mysticism and sexuality.  Other research interests include the relationship between literature and religion at the turn of the nineteenth century, the Aesthetic Movement, post-colonialism in the novels of Wilkie Collins and Islamic mystical poetry from the Early Mystics to Mirza Ghalib.


Literature in Time (ENGL111)

Shakespeare: Ways of Reading (ENGL112)

Ways of Reading (ENGL113)

Victorian Literature (ENGL243)

Women Writers (ENGL347)

The Fin De Siècle: Literature and Culture 1880-1910 (ENGL395)

Victorian Cultures (ENGL726)

Publications & Awards

Pre-Raphaelite Society Review, ‘The Look of Love: Seduction, Masochism and Conflicted Souls’, Vol. XXII, No. 3, Autumn 2014.

John Pickard Essay Prize Winner, Pre-Raphaelite Society Review, ‘Talking that Talk: negatively speaking’, Vol. XXIII, No. 1, Spring 2015. 

External Engagement

Symposium Organiser, Guarded Encounters: Representing Gender and Islam Across Cultures, University of Liverpool in London, 19 May 2018.

Invited Speaker, Pre-Raphaelite Society: An Evening of Pre-Raphaelite Lectures at the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, ‘Talking that talk: negative speech in the poetry of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’, 20 June 2016

LiNK placement at The Athenaeum Library researching the Robert Gladstone Archive, 2017.