Mary Rimmer

Professor (retired)




BA (Concordia), AM, PhD (Harvard)

Mary Rimmer is primarily a Victorianist, but her research interests include narrative, women's writing and post-colonial literatures. She edited Thomas Hardy's Desperate Remedies for Penguin Books, and is currently working on a scholarly edition of Hardy's The Trumpet-Major for Cambridge University Press and a book on Hardy, allusion and culture. She has published on Hardy, Nino Ricci and Margaret Laurence, and collaborated on editions of four early Trinidadian novels.

Among her recent publications are a book chapter, "Culture," in Thomas Hardy in Context (Cambridge UP, 2013), and an article, "Hardy's Culture Maps" in The Thomas Hardy Journal XXX (Autumn 2014). The MA and PhD theses she has supervised include ones on Hardy, Anne Brontë, Gaskell, Austen, Dickens, sensation fiction, and fairy-tale motifs. Current member of the Graduate Academic Unit.