Dr Jane Potter

A.B., M.A., M.Phil, M.St, PhD

Reader in Arts

School of Arts

Jane Potter

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Print & Society
  • Cultures of Publishing
  • Publishing & Book History: Theories and Approaches
  • MA Publishing Dissertation


Jane's research and teaching focuses on book and literary history.  Her monograph Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print: Women's Literary Responses to the Great War 1914-1918(OUP 2005; paperback 2007) was joint winner of the 2006 Women’s History Network Book Prize and she has published widely on many aspects of war literature, book history, and women's writing. Her current research is a collaborative project with Dr Carol Acton (St. Jerome's, University of Waterloo, Canada) entitled Working in a World of Hurt: Trauma and Resilience in the Narratives of Medical Personnel in Warzones (Manchester University Press, 2015). A Trustee of the Wilfred Owen Literary Estate, she is the author of Wilfred Owen: An Illustrated Life (Bodleian Library Publishing, 2014) and is currently working on a new edition of Owen's Selected Letters for Oxford University Press.  With Ralf Schneider (University of Beilefeld) she is editing The Handbook of British Literature and Culture of the First World War (forthcoming, deGruyter).

Centres and institutes



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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Fellow, The English Association
  • Advisory Panel, Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum
  • Advisory Board, Teaching and Learning War Research Network