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Dr Jane Potter

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


School of Arts

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

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Modules taught

  • U65071 Print & Society
  • U65032 Cultures of Publishing
  • U65005 Publishing & Book History: Theories and Approaches
  • P65033 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).


  • Acton C, Potter J, Working in a World of Hurt, Manchester University Press (2015)
    ISBN: 978-0-7190-9036-3

Journal articles

Book chapters

  • Potter J E, '"A Certain Poetess": Recuperating Jessie Pope (1868-1941)' in Smith AK, Cowman K (ed.), Far Beyond the Lines: Landscapes and Voices of the Great War, Routledge (2017)
    ISBN: 9781138079878
  • Potter J, 'The British Publishing Industry and the First World War' in Einhaus A, Baxter I (ed.), The Edinburgh Companion to the First World War and the Arts, Edinburgh University Press (2017)
    ISBN: 9781474401630
  • Potter J, ''I begin to feel as a normal being should, in spite of the blood and anguish in which I move': American Women's First World War Nursing Memoirs' in First World War nursing: new perspectives, Routledge (2013)
    ISBN: 9780415832052
  • Potter J, 'English Poetry of the Great War' in Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature, Edinburgh University Press (2012)
    ISBN: 9780748638741
  • Potter E, '‘“Khaki and Kisses”: Reading the Romance Novel in the Great War’' in ECG King and Shafquat Towheed (ed.), Reading and the First World War: Readers, Texts and Archives, Palgrave Macmillan ()
    ISBN: 9781137302700
  • Potter E, '‘I can find no word to qualify my experiences except the word SHEER’: Wilfred Owen’s Letters and His Baptisms of Fire' in Nicolas Bianchi and Toby Garfitt (ed.), Writing the Great War / Comment écrire la Grande Guerre? Francophone and Anglophone Poetics / Poétiques francophones et anglophones, Peter Lang ()
    ISBN: 9781787073982

Other publications

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow, The English Association

Advisory Panel, Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

Advisory Board, Teaching and Learning War Research Network 

Further information

Twitter: @drjanepotter