About Us

The Research Group for Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies brings together members of the English Faculty at the University of Cambridge who work on the literature, culture and history of the late-seventeenth, eighteenth, and early-nineteenth centuries. Our aims are to promote research, collaboration and intellectual community. Our Twitter feed publicizes forthcoming events (both in Cambridge and further afield), funding opportunities, and other news. Our Blog features occasional writing by graduate students and other members of the group on research-related topics. Other pages here provide details of our Graduate Research Seminar and the annual Cambridge Graduate Conferences.

If you would like more information on the Research Group for Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies please contact us.

For prospective post-graduate students, the English Faculty here in Cambridge offers an MPhil in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies. For more information, please follow this link. For information on studying for a PhD at the Faculty, please follow this link.



Our Images:

All images used on this site are displayed courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Detail from Thomas Rowlandson, ‘The Times’ [1783?]
Detail from William Hogarth ‘Harlot’s Progress’ (1732)
Detail from Francis Danby, ‘View of a Norwegian Lake’ (1833)
Detail from William Blake ‘The Last Supper’ (1799)
Detail from Julius Caesar Ibbetson, ‘Ullswater from the Foot of Gowbarrow Fell’ (1808)
Detail from Thomas Rowlandson ‘Bookseller and Author’ (1784)
Detail from J.M.W. Turner, ‘Venice, Storm at Sunset’ (1840-2)
James S. De Ville, life mask of William Blake (1823)
Louis Francois Roubiliac, model for statue of George Frideric Handel (ante 1738)
Detail from William Blake, ‘Laoco√∂n’ (c. 1818)
Detail from ‘The Three Cherokees came over from the head of the River Savanna to London’ (1762)
Detail from Joseph Highmore, ‘Pamela and Mr B. in the Summer House’ (c. 1744)
Detail from James Gillray, ‘Modern Hospitality, – or a Friendly Party in High Life’ (1792)
Detail from James Gillray, ‘Tiddy Doll the Great French, Gingerbread-Baker, drawing out a new Batch of Kings’ (1806)
Detail from Thomas Rowlandson, ‘West Room and Dome Room, in the Old University Library, Cambridge’ (1800)
Detail from Canaletto, The Doge’s Palace, Venice
London Corresponding Society, copper token (1795)
Detail from Frederick George Byron, ‘Contrasted Opinions of Paine’s Pamphlet’ (1791)
Detail from Valentine Green, after Joseph Wright, ‘The Air Pump’ (1769)