Dr Mary Newbould, Wolfson

 

 

Biographical Information

I've supervised and directed studies at various Cambridge colleges for several years. I'm currently a Fellow at Wolfson College, an Affiliated Lecturer and Director of Studies in English at Newnham, and a Director of Studies at Pembroke. I teach widely across eighteenth-century literature for the English Tripos; I also lecture on Shakespeare and Modern Prose at the Faculty of Education, and run summer courses on the Sister Arts and on Jane Austen. I'm an editor of The Shandean, an international journal dedicated to the life, work, and times of eighteenth-century author Laurence Sterne. 

The Shandean

Research Interests

My research interests sprawl across eighteenth-century literature and visual culture. I specialise in how parody and adaptation allow creative material to shift between genres, art-forms and languages (mainly French) within the contexts of its appearance. The principal focus of my work on eighteenth-century 'afterlives' is Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), whose reception in Britain and beyond can be gauged by exploring Sterneana: the numerous and varied adaptations his writing has inspired from 1760 onwards in text, image, and performance. I'm currently working on a project to digitise this material. I'm also organising a host of events to be held in 2018 celebrating the 250-year anniversary of the publication of Sterne's A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. New research areas include exploring the comic tropes routed through eighteenth-century unsentimental journeys and anti-travel narratives. 

https://laurencesterne2018.com/

 

Selected Publications

  • ‘“Contact Incarnate” and “Touching Fiction” in Laurence Sterne and Sterneana’, in Defining and Redefining Space in the English-Speaking World: Contacts, Frictions, Clashes, ed. Fanny Moghaddassi, Ghislain Potriquet and Anne Bandry-Scubbi (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2016), pp. 167-82
  • The Rape of the Whisker and Fuzwhiskiana: Re-grooming Pope’s Rape of the Lock in early nineteenth-century Cambridge’, Philological Quarterly, 95.1 (2016), 125-48
  • With Helen Williams and Siv Gøril Brandtzæg, ‘Advertising Sterne’s Novels in Eighteenth-Century Newspapers’, The Shandean, 27 (2016), 27-57
  • ‘Wit and Humour for the Heart of Sensibility: The Beauties of Fielding and Sterne’, in The Afterlives of Eighteenth-Century Fiction, ed. Daniel Cook and Nicholas Seager (Cambridge University Press, 2015), pp. 133-52
  • Adaptations of Laurence Sterne’s Fiction: Sterneana, 1760-1840 (Burlington and Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013)
  • ‘“Illustrating” A Sentimental Journey: The “first annotated edition” of 1803?’, Sterne Tercentenary Conference Proceedings,The Shandean, 24 (2013), 103-24
  • ‘A “new order of beings and things”: Caricature in Sterne’s Fictional Worlds’, in Hilarion’s Asse: Laurence Sterne and Humour, ed. Anne Bandry-Scubbi and Peter de Voogd (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2013), pp. 37-52
  • ‘“The utmost fluidity exists with the utmost permanence”: Virginia Woolf’s un-Victorian Sterne’, Woolf Studies Annual, 16 (2010), 71-94
  • ‘Fly-on-the-wall: Toby’s Fly and Parasitic Parody’, The Shandean, 21 (2010), 103-24
  • ‘Character or Caricature? Richard Newton’s Illustrations of Laurence Sterne’s A Sentimental Journey’Word & Image, 25 (2009), 115-128