Romantic and Victorian Studies PhD and MPhil Supervisors

With innovative studies of major authors, such as Coleridge and De Quincey, Darwin and Dickens, members of the school have worked on topics as diverse as the nineteenth-century afterlives of Romantic poets, the discourse of the sublime in poetry, art and criticism, and Victorian theatre to name but a few. Find out more about Romantic and Victorian Studies at Leicester.

Dr Claire Brock

  • Medicine and Literature in the Mid 19th to Early 20th Century
  • 19th Century Science and Literature
  • History of Surgery
  • Gender and Medicine

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

Dr Julian North

  • Romantic and Victorian Literature, especially Biographical or AuCharles and Mary 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
  • Women writers of Religious Dissent, including Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Mary Hays, Harriet Martineau, Amelia Opie, Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Life Writing, Biography, and Autobiography in the 18th and 19th Centuries to biographical Writing in the Period c. 1790-1900
  • Biographical Projects
  • Drugs in Literature, especially 19th Century
  • Romantic and Victorian Writers
  • Literary Culture of the 1830s
  • 19th Century Domesticity

Professor Philip Shaw

  • British Romantic Poetry and Prose
  • Wordsworth and Byron
  • Romanticism and War
  • Art and Aesthetics
  • Literature and Psychoanalysis
  • Popular Music

Dr Claire Wood

  • Charles Dickens
  • Mid-Victorian fiction
  • Death culture, mourning, and commemoration
  • Material culture

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