Dr Mary Newbould, Wolfson

 

 

Biographical Information

I've supervised and directed studies at various Cambridge colleges for several years, and I'm currently a Fellow of Wolfson College. I teach widely across eighteenth-century literature and visual culture; 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 for the Pembroke-King's Programme. I'm an editor of Sterne journal The Shandean, and regularly contribute reviews to The Scriblerian

The Shandean

Research Interests

My research and teaching interests sprawl across eighteenth-century literature and visual culture. I'm particularly interested 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, 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 devising a project to digitise this material. I'm also currently mapping out the comic tropes routed through eighteenth-century unsentimental journeys and anti-travel narratives. 

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