This page is devoted to the English Faculty's research community in Nineteenth-Century Studies. Its purpose is to promote connections between researchers in the area, and to offer an integrated picture of relevant events occurring across the University. Listing suggestions may be sent to the Hub Editor (Dr Marcus Waithe: firstname.lastname@example.org). Visiting scholars based in Cambridge colleges are warmly encouraged to make contact by email.
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- Public Lectures
- Conferences and Symposia in Cambridge
- Faculty Seminars
- Graduate Reading Groups
- Seminars in Other Cambridge Faculties and Research Centres
- Past Events: 2011-2012
- Faculty Members Working in the Period (Serving and Emeritus)
- Visiting Scholars: Current and Recent
- PhD Students
- Collaborative Research Projects and Digital Resources
- Recent Ariticles and Essays by Faculty Members
- Books by Faculty Members in Date Order (Serving and Emeritus)
Prof. John Bowen (University of York), 'Charles Dickens: A Celebration', The Milestone Lecture (Trinity Hall, 17 November 2012)
Prof. Hermione Lee (Wolfson College, Oxford), 'Brotherly Biography: Leslie Stephen and Life-Writing', Leslie Stephen Lecture (Senate House, 19 November, 2012)
Prof. Jim Secord, Visions of Science: Books and Readers at the Dawn of the Victorian Age, Sandars Lectures 2013 (Yusuf Hamied Theatre, Christ's College)
Simon Heffer, 'Samuel Butler: Victorian Atheist and Controversialist', A Celebration fo the Samuel Butler Project (Divinity School, St John's College, 11th May 2013)
Work Ethics: Rethinking Literary Labour in the Long Nineteenth Century (CRASSH; Cripps Court, Magdalene College, 6 October 2012)
The Victorians and Training (The Guild: Experiencing the World in the Nineteenth Century; CRASSH, 7 June 2013)
Visualising the Bible in the Nineteenth Century (CRASSH, 13 June 2013)
- Nineteenth Century Graduate Seminar (Convenors: Dr M Waithe and Dr M Hurley)
- Eighteenth Century and Romantic Studies Graduate Seminar (Convenors: Dr M Gorji)
- Literary Theory Graduate Seminar (Convenors: Prof P L De Bolla and Others)
- Drama Seminar (Convenor: Dr S Meer and Dr A Roskison)
- The History of Material Texts (Convenor: Dr J Scott-Warren and Ms S Cain)
- Ruskin Reading Group (recommences, Lent Term, 2013) (Convenor: Austen Saunders)
- Active Citizenship, Public Engagement and the Humanities (Convenors: Dr M Highton, Dr Marcella P Sutcliffe, Dr S Cain, Dr J Golden)
- The Guild: Experiencing the World in the Nineteenth Century (CRASSH; Graduate Convenors: Ranald Lawrence, Austen Saunders and Hannah Scally)
- The Guild: Interdisciplinary 19th Century Forum (Graduate Convenors: Ranald Lawrence, Architecture; Aurélie Pétiot, History of Art)
- Science and Literature Reading Group (History and Philosophy of Science)
- Modern Cultural History Seminar (History Faculty)
- Cambridge Seminars in Political Thought and Intellectual History (Cambridge Centre for Political Thought)
N.B. Some individuals may have substantial interests in other periods, or in overlapping areas (e.g. Romanticism).
- Dr Ruth Abbott (St John's)
- Professor Dame Gillian Beer (Clare Hall)
- Dr Jenny Bavidge (ICE)
- Dr Nuzhat Bukhari (Fitzwilliam)
- Ms Sarah Cain (Corpus Christi)
- Dr Paul Chirico (Fitzwilliam)
- Dr Philip Connell (Selwyn)
- Prof. Steven Connor (Peterhouse)
- Dr Joseph Crawford (Murray Edwards)
- Dr Ildiko Csengei (Newnham)
- Dr Tamara Follini (Clare)
- Dr Linda Freedman (Selywn)
- Dr Sinead Garrigan-Mattar (Girton)
- Professor Heather Glen (Murray Edwards)
- Dr Caroline Gonda (St Catharine's)
- Dr Mina Gorji (Pembroke)
- Miss Alison Hennegan (Trinity Hall)
- Dr Sarah Houghton-Walker (Gonville & Caius)
- Dr Michael Hurley (St Catharine's)
- Dr Emma Jones (Trinity)
- Dr Ewan Jones (Trinity Hall)
- Dr Louise Joy (Homerton)
- Professor Angela Leighton (Trinity)
- Dr Isobel Maddison (Lucy Cavendish)
- Dr Sarah Meer (Selwyn)
- Dr Rod Mengham (Jesus)
- Dr Victoria Mills (Darwin)
- Dr Brian Murray (CRASSH)
- Dr Catherine Phillips (Downing)
- Professor Adrian Poole (Trinity)
- Dr Peter Raby (Homerton)
- Dr Corinna Russell (Emmanuel)
- Dr Jan Schramm (Trinity Hall)
- Dr Trudi Tate (Clare Hall)
- Prof. David Trotter (Gonville and Caius)
- Dr Vidyan Ravinthiran (Selwyn)
- Dr Marcus Waithe (Magdalene)
- Dr Jennifer Wallace (Peterhouse)
- Mr Clive Wilmer (Sidney Sussex)
- Dr Mark Wormald (Pembroke)
- Professor Martin Danahay (Brock University) - Visiting Fellow, Magdalene College
- Dr Elizabeth Hale (University of New England) - Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall
- Prof. Robert Koepp (Illinois College) - Visiting Fellow, Wolfson
- James Castell (St John's): 'Wordsworth and Animal Life'
- Ian Felce (Trinity Hall): 'The Rise of Norse Texts in English Literature'
- Owen Holland (St Catherine's): 'News from Nowhere and the Politics of Mundane Intervention'
- Laura Kilbride (St John's): 'Modernist Lyric after Swinburne'
- Peter Morelli (King's): 'Clare's Subtle Nature: Metaphor, Allegory and Subtext in the Published Volumes, 1820-1835'
- Simon Morley (Trinity Hall): 'Henry James's Suspended Judgements'
- Ian Patel (Queens'): 'William Hazlitt and the Spirit of the Age'
- Ellie Stedall (St John's): 'The Sea Stories of Herman Melville and Joseph Conrad'
- Sarah Weaver (Trinity Hall): 'Fossil Poetry: Tennyson and Victorian Philology'
- Yih Dah Wu (St Catherine's): 'Jane Austen and the Poetics of Waiting'
- Katrina Zaat: 'Henry James and Sterne'
- Clare Walker-Gore, 'Victorian Representations of Disability'
- Lucy Barnes, 'Writing for the Stage: Theatre, the Novel and Society in Nineteenth-Century Britain'
- Thomas Durno, 'Poetics of the English Ode, 1786-1820'
- Alexander Freer, 'Knowledge and its Limits in Wordsworth's Prose Works and Shorter Poems'
- Simon Whitaker, 'The Figuration of Personal Identity in Keats's Poetry'
- Emma Wright, 'P. B. Shelley's Response to Classical Art in Italy'
- Chao-Chi Yen, '"By Distance Ruralised": Memories and Rural Visions in William Wordsworth and John Constable'
- 'Alexander Crummell, the Abolitionist': An Online Presentation (Dr Sarah Meer)
- The Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James (Prof. Adrian Poole and Dr Tamara Follini)
- Price One Penny: A Database of Cheap Literature, 1837-1860 (Marie Léger-St-Jean)
- Ruskin at Walkley: Reconstructing the St George's Museum (Dr Marcus Waithe)
- The Samuel Butler Project (Rebecca Watts and St John's College, Cambridge)
N.B. This is an indicative, rather than exhaustive, list of publications since January 2011.
- Linda Freedman, Emily Dickinson and the Religious Imagination (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011)
- Michael D. Hurley, 'On or about July 1877', in Victorian Transformations: Genre, Nationalism, and Desire in Nineteenth-Century Literature, ed. by Bianca Tredennick (Ashgate, 2011)
- Adrian Poole, 'Henry James and Charm', F. W. Bateson Memorial Lecture, Essays in Criticism, LXI (April 2011), 115-136
- Adrian Poole, ed., Great Shakespearians, Vol V: Scott, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy (Continuum, 2011)
- FitzGerald's "Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam": Popularity and Neglect, eds Adrian Poole, Christine van Ruymbeke, William H. Martin and Sandra Mason (Anthem Press, 2011)
- Clive Wilmer, 'Ruskin and the Challenge of Modernity', in Nineteenth-Century Prose, Special Issue: John Ruskin, 38.2 (Fall, 2011), 13-34
- Jennifer Wallace, 'Classics as Souvenir: L.E.L. and the Annuals', Classical Receptions Journal, 3.1 (2011), 109-128
- Jennifer Wallace, '"Copying Shelley's Letters": Mary Shelley and the Uncanny Erotics of Greek', Women's Studies, 40.1 (2011), 404-428
- Joseph Crawford, 'The Haunting of Thomas De Quincey', Cambridge Quarterly, 40:3 (2011), 224-242
- Marcus Waithe, 'Hill, Ruskin and Intrinsic Value, in Geoffrey Hill and his Contexts, ed. by Piers Pennington and Matthew Sperling (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2011), pp. 133-149
- Jan-Melissa Schramm, "Towards a Poetics of (Wrongful) Accusation: Innocence and Working-Class Voice in mid-Victorian Fiction", in Batsaki, Mukherji, and Schramm (eds.), Fictions of Knowledge (Palgrave, 2011), 193-212
- Jan-Melissa Schramm, "The Law" in Charles Dickens in Context, ed. Sally Ledger and Holly Furneaux (Cambridge University Press, 2011), pp. 310-17
- Marcus Waithe, 'From Folklore to Folk Law: William Morris and the Popular Sources of Legal Authority', in The Voice of the People: Writing the European Folk Revival, 1760-1914, ed. by Matthew Campbell and Michael Perraudin (London: Anthem Press, 2012) (Ch. 10)
- Sarah Meer, "Public and Personal Letters: Julia Griffiths and Frederick Douglass's Paper", Slavery and Abolition 33, 2012
- Mina Gorji, 'John Clare's Weeds', Ecology and the Literature of the British Left, ed. by John Rignall, H. Gustav Klaus and Valentine Cunningham (Ashgate, 2012), pp. 61-74
- Mina Gorji, 'John Clare and the Triumph of Little Things', in Class and the Canon: Constructing Labouring-Class Poetry and Poetics 1780-1900, ed. by Kirstie Blair and Mina Gorji (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
- Marcus Waithe, 'The Pen and the Hammer: Thomas Carlyle, Ebenezer Elliot, and the 'active poet'', in Class and the Canon: Constructing Labouring-Class Poetry and Poetics 1780-1900, ed. by Kirstie Blair and Mina Gorji (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), pp. 116-135
N.B. This list is under construction (notification of additions can be sent to the Hub Editor).
- Adrian Poole, Gissing in Context (Macmillan, 1975)
- Gillian Beer, Darwin's Plots (Routledge & Paul, 1983)
- Angela Leighton, Shelley and the Sublime (CUP, 1984)
- Angela Leighton, Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Harvester Press, 1986)
- Gillian Beer, George Eliot (1986)
- David Trotter, Circulation: Defoe, Dickens and the Economics of the Novel (Palgrave Macmillan, 1988)
- Eric Griffiths, The Printed Voice of Victorian Poetry (Clarendon Press, 1989)
- Catherine Phillips, ed., Gerard Manley Hopkins: Selected Letters (OUP, 1990)
- Adrian Poole, Henry James (Prentice Hall, 1991)
- Stefan Collini, Public Moralists: Political Thought and Intellectual Life in Britain 1850-1930 (OUP, 1991)
- Angela Leighton, Victorian Women Poets: Writing Against the Heart (Virginia University Press, 1992)
- David Trotter, The English Novel in History, 1895-1920 (Routledge, 1993)
- Stefan Collini, Matthew Arnold: A Critical Portrait (OUP, 1994)
- Gillian Beer, Open Fields: Science in Cultural Encounter (OUP, 1996)
- Charles Dickens, ed. by David Trotter, Great Expectations (Penguin, 1996)
- Peter Raby, Bright Paradise: Victorian Scientific Travellers (Chatto & Windus, 1996)
- Charles Dickens, ed. by Adrian Poole, Our Mutual Friend (Penguin, 1997)
- Peter Raby, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde (CUP, 1997)
- Jennifer Wallace, Shelley and Greece: Rethinking Romantic Hellenism (Macmillan, 1997)
- Jennifer Wallace, Lives of the Great Romantics: Keats (Pickering and Chatto, 1997)
- Stefan Collini, English Pasts: Essays in History and Culture (OUP, 1999)
- Philip Connell and Nigel Leask, eds, Romanticism and Popular Culture in Britain and Ireland, ed. Philip Connell and Nigel Leask (CUP, 2009)
- Heather Glen, ed., The Cambridge Companion to the Brontës (CUP, 2000)
- Jan-Melissa Schramm, Testimony and Advocacy in Victorian Law, Literature, and Theology (CUP, 2000)
- David Trotter, Cooking With Mud: The Idea of Mess in Nineteenth-Century Art and Fiction (OUP, 2000)
- Philip Connell, Romanticism, Economics and the Question of 'Culture' (OUP, 2001)
- Rod Mengham, Charles Dickens (Writers and their Work series) (Northcote House, 2001)
- Heather Glen, Charlotte Brontë: The Imagination in History (OUP, 2002)
- Alex Houen, Terrorism and Modern Literature: From Joseph Conrad to Ciaran Carson (OUP, 2002)
- Catherine Phillips, ed., Gerard Manley Hopkins: The Major Works (OUP, 2002)
- Gail Marshall and Adrian Poole, eds, Victorian Shakespeare, 2 vols (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003)
- Helen Small and Trudi Tate, eds, Literature, Science, Pyschoanalysis 1830 -1970: Essays in Honour of Gillian Beer (OUP, 2003)
- Adrian Poole, Shakespeare and the Victorians (Arden Shakespeare, 2004)
- Sinead Garrigan-Mattar, Primitivism, Science, and the Irish Revival (OUP, 2004)
- Jennifer Wallace, Digging the Dirt: The Archaeological Imagination (Duckworth, 2004)
- Sarah Meer, Uncle Tom Mania: Slavery, Minstrelsy and Transatlantic Culture in the 1850s (University of Georgia Press, 2005)
- Marcus Waithe, William Morris's Utopia of Strangers: Victorian Medievalism and the Ideal of Hospitality (Boydell & Brewer, 2006)
- Angela Leighton, On Form: Poetry, Aestheticism and the Legacy of a Word (OUP, 2007)
- Paul Chirico, John Clare and the Imagination of the Reader (Palgrave, 2009)
- Robert Macfarlane, Original Copy: Plagiarism and Originality in Nineteenth-Century Literature (OUP, 2007)
- Rod Mengham and Sophie Gilmartin, Thomas Hardy’s Shorter Fiction (Edinburgh UP, 2007)
- Catherine Phillips, Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Victorian Visual Imagination (OUP, 2007)
- Mina Gorji, John Clare and the Place of Poetry (Liverpool UP, 2008)
- Sarah Houghton Walker, John Clare's Religion (Ashgate, 2008)
- Linda Freedman, Emily Dickinson and the Religious Imagination (CUP, 2011)
- Michael Hurley, G. K. Chesterton (Northcote House/British Council, 2012)
- Jan-Melissa Schramm, Atonement and Self-Sacrifice in Nineteenth-Century Narrative (CUP, 2012)
- Gillian Beer, ed., Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense (Penguin, 2012)
- Mina Gorji and Kirstie Blair, eds, Class and the Canon: Constructing Labouring-Class Poetry and Poetics 1780-1900, ed. by Kirstie Blair and Mina Gorji (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)