Chris Mounsey is a Professor of Eighteenth-Century English literature and has special interests in the histories of sexualities and disabilities. Appointed to Kings Alfred’s College in 1991, he has worked in the department of English throughout the transition to becoming the University of Winchester.
In 2014, he won the Student-led award for the best taught module in the University for Literature, Sexuality and Morality.
Before Chris’s vision was impaired he wrote and directed a number of plays: Written on Water, And Did Those Feet… and Love Intrigues. At the same time he ran the annual conference for the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and edited their journal, moving it to an online format with John Wiley Ltd.
On a smaller scale, Chris co-organised the Queer People series of conferences at Christ’s College, Cambridge and the Variabilities conferences at Emory University, Atlanta and Winchester.
Further afield, Chris has been for many years an active member of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Queer Caucus and two years ago set up the Disability Studies Caucus.
Chris has curated the exhibition Jane Austin’s Bookshop at Chawton House Library and is a consultant for the new medical galleries at the Science Museum in London.