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Eighteenth Century, Romantic and Victorian

Eighteenth Century, Romantic and Victorian research group studies literary culture from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Our research community has recently authored distinguished books, editions and essays on Robert Burns and James Hogg, Lord Byron, John Keats, Maria Edgeworth, Thomas Hood, Thomas Hardy, Aubrey Beardsley, and Shakespeare in the nineteenth century.

Robert Crawford's biography of Burns, The Bard, was the 2009 Saltire Book of the Year; Jane Stabler's Byron: Poetics and History won the British Academy Rose Mary Crawshay award in 2003.

Current research projects in the group include the Longman Annotated English Poets editions of Byron and Keats, along with studies of:

  • Jacobin and Reformist Writing for Children
  • Thomas Hardy
  • Edward Dowden and the Politics of Culture in Victorian Ireland
  • Literature, Science and Photography in the early 1840s
  • Victorian Art, Literature and Film
  • Tolkien and Wagner
  • Virginia Woolf and Music.


Prof Robert Crawford, Dr Katie Garner, Dr Clare Gill, Dr Helena Goodwyn, Dr Chris Jones, Dr Emma Jones, Dr Tom Jones, Dr Sara Lodge, Dr Susan Manly, Prof Nicholas Roe, Dr Jane Stabler, Dr Emma Sutton, Dr Gregory Tate


John Bliss, Hannah Britton, Meha Pande, Fabien Troivaux