Dominique Gracia is a consultant and coach, researcher of all things Victorian, and writer of bits and bobs.

Dominique Gracia
Dominique Gracia

Dominique is a consultant and coach with Moved Consulting. She works particularly in the higher education sector with a focus on organisational culture, equity, diversity and inclusion, project leadership, and governance issues. As a coach, she offers both executive and career development coaching, working in particular with graduate students, early-career researchers, and academics moving into corporate leadership roles. You can book an exploratory session with her now.

Dominique gained her PhD from the University of Exeter in 2017. She is especially interested in Victorian poetry, short fiction, and art. Authors of interest include Michael field, Vernon Lee, Oscar Wilde, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, William Morris, and CL Pirkis. Dominique’s research covers areas such as media studies and the relationships between writing and art, including adaptation and ekphrasis. She also works on the detective fiction genre from the nineteenth century to the present day. You can find her academic publications in journals such as Word&Image and Victorian Poetry.

Read more via the Research page.

Dominique also writes general interest non-fiction and commentary, short stories and poetry. Her interests focus on the stories of women’s everyday lives, as well as UK politics and culture.

Read more via the Non-Academic Publications page, or sign up for her newsletter via Substack: Looks Good on Paper.

Dominique is also involved in running the Collaborative Organization for Virtual Education (COVE, formerly the Central Online Victorian Educator). You can find out more about the teaching, research and publishing tools that COVE offers researchers and educators across the humanities on its website.

You can contact Dominique about her research, her writing, and COVE via most social media sites. If you’re interested in contacting Dominique Gracia about consulting or coaching, visit Moved Consulting for more information and contact details. Or book an exploratory coaching session with her now.


Dominique’s academic research principally covers the area of Victorian literature and culture. She has been published in journals such as Word&Image and Victorian Poetry. Her interests include:

  • Victorian poetry, short fiction, and essays, especially by female writers such as Michael Field and Vernon Lee.
  • Media studies and the relationships between writing and other art forms (painting, sculpture, TV, etc.), including adaptation and ekphrasis.
  • The detective fiction genre from the nineteenth century to the present day, in particular in modern TV series focused on ‘amateur’ detectives/extraordinary sidekicks.
  • Broadly, the relationship between twenty-first-century culture and Victorian literature and culture through Neo-Victorianism as well as the continuity of political, social and cultural institutions, structures and norms.

See the next page for a publications list and PDFs, where available.

Non-academic publications

Dominique writes a Substack newsletter that covers books, film and TV and podcasts, as well as broader politics and culture, which you can read and subscribe to for free at Looks Good on Paper.

Paid subscribers also get access to short fiction written expressly for the newsletter, including for Susan Dennard’s #storyamonthchallenge and for subscribers themselves. Her poetry and short fiction has been published in print journals such as The Delinquent, and online, such as at Lit Up and Paragraph Planet.

See the next page for more about Dominique’s short fiction, poetry and other publications. It also includes links to Dominique’s work while at the House of Lords, supporting various select committees and in corporate roles in Parliament.