Dr Jessica Meyer

Dr Jessica Meyer

Associate Professor of Modern British History

0113 343 4194

Summary: The Gendering of Formal and Informal Caregiving in Interwar Britain

Location: Parkinson

Teaching Commitments: HIST3732: Men and Masculinity in Britain, c.1860-1960: War, Work and HomeFOAR2000: Research Placement



Men of War: Masculinity and the First World War in Britain, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Edited collections

Masculinity and the Other: Historical Perspectives,  co-editor with Heather Ellis, Cambridge Scholars Publishers, 2009.

The First World War and Popular Culture, editor, Brill Academic Publishers, 2008.

Journal articles

'Separating the Men from the Boys: Masculinity and maturity in understandings of shell shock in Britain', 20th Century British History, Volume 20, Number 1, 2009, 1-22.

The Miraculous Survival of Tommy Atkins: Continuity and Discontinuity in British Understandings of Masculinity After the First World War, Bridges, Volume 12, Number 1/2, Spring/ Summer 2005, 61-78.

‘”Not Septimus Now”: Wives of Disabled Veterans and Cultural Memory of the First World War in Britain’, Women’s History Review, Volume 13, Number 1, March 2004, 117-138.

Articles in edited collections

‘The Not Dead: Disabled ex-servicemen in life and literature from the First World War to the present’ in Gender and Conflict, Then and Now: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, ed. Ana Carden-Coyne, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010: 98-109.

‘Shell shock as a self-inflicted wound’ in Neurology and Modernity, ed. Andrew Shail and Laura Salisbury, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010: 231-244.

The Tuition of Manhood: Sappers’ Fiction and the Literature of War’ in Publishing in the First World War: Essays in Book History, ed. Mary Hammond and Shafquat Towheed, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007: 113-128.

'"Gladder to be Going Out Than Afraid": Shellshock and Heroic Masculinity in Britain, 1914-1918' in Uncovered Fields: Perspectives in First World War Studies, ed. Jenny Macleod and Pierre Purseigle, 2004, 195-210.

Encyclopedia articles

'Subjectivity and Emotions (Great Britain and Ireland)' in 1914-1918 Online: International Encyclopedia of the First World War, http://www.1914-1918-online.net, forthcoming, 2014.

Blogs and podcasts

Author, armsandthemedicalman.wordpress.com, founded September 2012.

‘Disability and masculinity in the First World War’, The History Press Blog: The Real First World War, http://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/index.php/updates/cat/first-world-war-blog/, 5th June, 2014

'The long trip home: medical evacuations from the front', Beyond the Trenches: Researching the First World War,  http://beyondthetrenches.co.uk/the-long-trip-home-medical-evacuations-from-the-front/,
2nd June, 2014.

‘Don’t forget the hospital orderlies of World War I, on or off the screen’, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/dont-forget-the-hospital-orderlies-of-world-war-i-on-or-off-the-screen-26669, 15th May, 2014

‘Of historians and politicians’, World War I Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings, www1centenary.oucs.ox.ac./war-as-revolution/of-historians-and-politicians-cross-post, 10th January, 2014, cross-posted from armsandthemedicalman.wordpress.com, first posted 6th January, 2014.

'The conflict between traditional principles and the call of their country', Leeds Legacies of War,  http://m.youtub.com/watch?v=cg4s_72wjdA&feature=c4-feed-u, 10th June, 2013.