Ellie's research transforms understandings of women in British literary culture of the early to mid-twentieth century. Working at the disciplinary intersection between women's periodical studies and literary studies, she examines public discourses of gender as they circulate in Modernist, middlebrow, and popular fiction, via domestic magazines of the same period.
Ellie's current research focuses on handicrafts, particularly knitting and crochet, in domestic magazines.
- “‘For those who enjoy an interesting piece of knitting’: knitting patterns in domestic magazines, 1910-1939.” The Journal of Dress History, Volume 5, Issue 2, Early Summer (2021)
- “Romance in Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly as romance, 1918-1939.” Journal of European Periodical Studies Volume 5, Issue 2 (2020)
- “‘How To Acquire Culture’ by The Man Who Sees: The Middlebrow, Liberal Humanism, and Morally Superior Lower-Middle-Class Citizenship in Woman’s Weekly, 1938-1939.” In The 1930s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction. Eds. Nick Hubble, Luke Seaber, Elino
- “Lower-middle-class Domestic Leisure in Woman’s Weekly, 1930” in British Women’s Writing, 1930-1960: Between the Waves. Eds. Sue Kennedy and Jane Thomas. Liverpool University Press (2020)