EN4369 Victorian Literature and Science – co-ordinator

EN1003 Culture and Conflict: An Introduction to Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Literature – contributor

EN5112 Women, Writing, and Gender: Theories and Contexts – contributor

EN5200 Romantic and Victorian Studies: Life, Text, Afterlife – contributor



The Poet's Mind: The Psychology of Victorian Poetry 1830-1870 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)

Chapters and Articles

'Researching Science and Periodicals', in Researching the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: Case Studies, ed. Alexis Easley, Andrew King, and John Morton (Abingdon: Routledge, 2017)

'Poetry and Science', in The Ashgate Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century Literature and Science, ed. John Holmes and Sharon Ruston (Abingdon: Routledge, 2017)

'Keats, Myth, and the Science of Sympathy', Romanticism 22 (2016), 191-202

Austen's Literary Alembic: Sanditon, Medicine, and the Science of the Novel', Nineteenth-Century Literature 70 (2015), 336-362

'Science', in Nineteenth-Century Poetry: Criticism and Debates, ed. Jonathan Herapath and Emma Mason (London: Routledge, 2015)

'Infinite Movement: Robert Browning and the Dramatic Travelogue', Victorian Poetry 52 (2014), 185-203

'Arthur Hallam’s Fragments of Being', Tennyson Research Bulletin 9 (2011), 454-462

''My present Past': Memory and Identity in the Poetry of George Eliot', in Acts of Memory: The Victorians and Beyond, ed. Ryan Barnett and Serena Trowbridge (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010), pp. 73-84

'Tennyson and the Embodied Mind’, Victorian Poetry 47 (2009), 61-80

''A fit person to be Poet Laureate': Tennyson, In Memoriam, and the Laureateship', Tennyson Research Bulletin 9 (2009), 233-247

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Dr Gregory Tate

Education and Experience

Greg Tate is a Lecturer in Victorian Literature. He studied as an undergraduate at the University of Sheffield, before completing masters and doctoral degrees at Linacre College, University of Oxford. He completed his doctorate in 2009, and subsequently worked as a college lecturer at St Anne’s and Trinity Colleges, Oxford. He then taught at the University of Surrey as a Lecturer in English Literature, before joining the School of English at St Andrews in 2015. In 2013 Greg was named as a BBC New Generation Thinker.

Research Interests

Greg's research interests are in Victorian literature, and in nineteenth-century literature and culture more broadly. Particular research interests include Romantic and Victorian poetry; literature and science; literature and philosophy; nineteenth-century writing about psychology; the periodical press; and the links between literary form and gender in the nineteenth century. He welcomes applications from postgraduates interested in pursuing doctoral research in any of these areas.

Greg's first monograph, The Poet's Mind: The Psychology of Victorian Poetry 1830-1870 (OUP, 2012), examines the ways in which Victorian poets borrowed from, disagreed with, and helped to shape the developing scientific discipline of psychology in the mid-nineteenth century. He has also published essays on Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, Jane Austen, John Keats, and science in the nineteenth-century periodical press. He is currently writing his second monograph, Poetical Matter, which studies the exchange of methods, concepts, and language between poetry and the physical sciences in the nineteenth century. He is also editing a volume of the poetry and prose of Arthur Hugh Clough for OUP's 21st-Century Oxford Authors series.

Dr Gregory Tate

Contact information

Room: KH 006
Phone: 2651

Consultation hours:
Mondays 2pm, Thursdays 10am

Research Profile on PURE

School role

Lecturer in Victorian Literature