- Freelance Writer, Wolfson College
Dr Christine L Corton worked for many years in publishing houses including Hamish Hamilton and Penguin, and was Production Director at Boxtree Books. She has been a Senior Member of Wolfson College since 2010. She gained her doctorate from the University of Kent in 2010 on ‘London Fog as a Cultural Metaphor in Victorian and Edwardian Literature’ and has now rewritten her thesis and extended it up to and beyond the Clean Air Act of 1956, incorporating the political history of smoke and fog abatement and a range of authors from Joseph Conrad to Lynne Read Banks as well as artists such as Monet, Whistler and the Japanese artist, Yoshio Markino. The book was published by Harvard University Press in November 2015 under the title London Fog: The Biography. See details. She is now working on a new book on the Apocalypse in Popular Imagination.
At Wolfson, Christine is Chair of the Lunchtime Seminar Series and is also on the Committee of the Humanities Society. She also helps co-ordinate the Wolfson Contemporary Reading Group with Kim Allen. She founded and helps run the Dickens Fellowship in Cambridge, which meets in Wolfson College every second Monday apart from July to September.
Christine is also a mentor to several students and has proofread students’ theses. She hopes that her membership of the College goes beyond just being the President’s wife.
Further information on London Fog: The Biography available here.