School of Geography

Lucie Glasheen

Lucie

PhD student

Email: l.glasheen@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 2745
Room Number: Bancroft Building, Room 2.11

Profile

Research interests

East London, children’s play, playgrounds, children’s literature and film, urban studies, cultural historical geography, utopias, interdisciplinarity.

PhD (working) title: Playing with new space in 1930s East London

My PhD aims to look at the ways that new urban spaces were imagined, conceived and represented in London in the interwar period, and how children’s play and play space interacted with projects of slum clearance and building a new metropolitan space. I will explore the extent to which different cultural forms, including children’s comics and magazines, documentary photographs, autobiography and film, offered the possibility of change to urban public spaces through their engagement with children’s play.

I am jointly supervised by the Schools of Geography and Languages Linguistics and Film.

Supervisors

Funding

  • Queen Mary Postgraduate Research Studentship

Academic background

  • MA London Studies with distinction (2014), Queen Mary University of London
  • BA (Hons) Literature and History (2010), University of East Anglia

Publications:

  • Glasheen, L. (2018)Bombsites, Adventure Playgrounds and the Reconstruction of London: Playing with Urban Space in Hue and Cry,’ The London Journal, DOI: 10.1080/03058034.2018.1533087
  • Glasheen, L. (forthcoming 2019) ‘”The Casey Court House Builders”: Nineteen-Thirties Children’s Comics and the Material Transformation of East London’ in L. Ameel, R. Dennis, J. Finch, S. Laine (eds) The Materiality of Literary Narratives in Urban History. Routledge.

Conference and Seminar presentations

  • ‘”We like to go and play in the streets”: children, play and the transformation of urban space in Interwar London’, Institute of Historical Research Metropolitan History seminar series, October 2018.
  • ‘”A playground is also included”: children’s play, play spaces and the re-newing of East London, European Association of Urban History Conference, August 2018.
  • ‘”down wiv high rents and low landlords!”’: childhood, politics and housing in 1930scomics’, Children’s Literature Children’s Lives seminar series, QMUL, March 2017.
  • “‘The Casey Court House Builders’: Slums, regeneration and changing urban space in 1930s children’s comics”, European Association of Urban History Conference, August 2016.
  • “Bombsites and adventure playgrounds: playing with urban space in Hue and Cry”, European Association of Urban History Conference, August 2016.
  • “’Possibilities of play’: the place of children’s play space in transforming 1930s East London”, Children’s History Society Conference, June 2016.
  • “‘Kids…thousands of them, all over’: Moving between public and private urban space in The Story of the Treasure Seekers and Hue and Cry” London Literary Conference (July 2014).

Teaching:

Comparative Literature:

  • COM4202 Understanding Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Theory, Sem B 2019.
  • COM4201 The Scene of Learning, Sem A 2018.
  • COM101 Introduction to Literature: Texts and Contexts, Sem A 2018.
  • COM5010/6010 Grand Tours: Nineteenth Century Adventure Stories for Young Readers and Their Twentieth Century Afterlives, Sem B 2017.

Geography:

  • GEG4002 Ideas and Practice in Geography and Environmental Science, Sem A-B 2018-2019.
  • Demonstrating including GEG4106 Reinventing Britain (fieldtrip); GEG4004 Research Methods for Geographers.

Other

  • Co-organiser of Children’s Literature/Children’s Lives Research Cluster, July 2016
  • Administrator for the Centre of Childhood Cultures
  • Interviewed for “This must be the place” podcast, released 31 December 2016
  • Interviewed for King's College Radio, “Footnotes”, Broadcast 11th November 2015

Teaching

  • COM5010/6010 Grand Tours: Nineteenth Century Adventure Stories for Young Readers and Their Twentieth Century Afterlives, Sem B 2017.
  • Demonstrating includes GEG4106 Reinventing Britain (fieldtrip); GEG4004 Research Methods for Geographers.

Research