Ceylan Köşker Bevington

Ceylan Köşker Bevington received her PhD in English Literature from Aberystwyth University in 2017. She specialises in Victorian literature, with a particular focus on women’s writing, constructions of identity, periodical studies, and the cult of literary celebrity. She has taught various courses within her area of expertise as well as on the English Civil War and the Restoration period, the Romantic Movement and, currently, the Modernist Era. Her monograph Violet Fane: The Literary Identities of a Nineteenth-Century Poet and Novelist was published by Edward Everett Root Publishers in 2021.

In addition to her research into Fane’s life and writing, Dr Köşker Bevington is currently interested in gothic literature, mesmerism, and constructions of female identity.



Violet Fane: The Literary Identities of the 19th-Century Poet and Novelist (Brighton: Edward Everett Root Publishers, 2021).
• (with Hatime Ciftci) ‘Pragmatics in Discourse’, Pragmatics and Language Teaching, ed. Şeyda Selen Çimen, Betül Bal Gezegin (Ankara: Pegem Akademi, 2021).
• ‘Violet Fane’, The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Victorian Women Writers, ed. Lesa Scholl (Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 2021). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02721-6_182-1
• ‘In Time of Disturbance: Political Dissonance and Subversion in Violet Fane’s Contributions to the Lady’s Realm’, Women, Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1830s-1900s: The Victorian Period (The Edinburgh History of Women’s Periodical Culture in Britain, Volume 2), ed. Alexis Easley, Clare Gill, Beth Rodgers (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019), pp. 516-527.
• ‘Violet Fane’, Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction, ed. Kevin A. Morrison (Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2018).