History of the Book PhD and MPhil Supervisors

Research in this area has an interdisciplinary approach to the study of materiality and textual cultures. With a vibrant environment our current research projects range from translation studies to production and circulation of literature in its material context and the history of reading and book consumption. Find out more about our research into the history of the book.

Professor Gowan Dawson

  • Mid- to Late Victorian Literature
  • Literature and Science
  • Pre-Raphaelite and Aesthetic Writing
  • 19th Century Journalism and Print Culture

Dr Felicity James

  • Charles Lamb, Charles Lloyd, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and their Circle
  • Writing of the 1790s
  • Religious Dissent in the 18th and 19th Centuries, including but not limited to Unitarianism
  • Life-Writing, Biography, and Autobiography in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Professor Sarah Knight

  • Editing and Textual Studies
  • Renaissance and Early Modern Palaeographical Studies

Dr Kate Loveman

  • The early novel
  • The history of reading
  • Seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century life writing
  • Early modern oral and manuscript cultures
  • Seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century news and pamphleteering
  • Pepys, Defoe, Swift.

Dr Mary Ann Lund

  • John Donne
  • Editing Texts
  • Renaissance Medicine and Illness Writing
  • Print Publication
  • History of Reading

Other PhD and MPhil Supervision Areas



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