Dr Daniel Tyler, Trinity Hall



Biographical Information

I arrived in Cambridge in 2017; before then I was at Oxford, most recently as a Departmental Lecturer and tutor at Balliol College. 

Research Interests

Most of my research focuses on fiction and poetry of the nineteenth century. I am particularly interested in the way that matters of form, style and technique shape meaning. I have edited a collection of essays on Dickens’s Style which demonstrates the rewards of attending in detail to Dickens’s verbal technique. Following on from that volume, I am editing a collection called On Style, a set of essays on Victorian fictional styles more broadly. I am finishing a monograph on the future-directed orientation of narrative in nineteenth-century novels, which considers narrative process and propulsion in a wide range of the period’s fiction, with specific chapters on Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and George Eliot. I am also interested in manuscript studies, editing and textual criticism. I have edited Dickens’s The Uncommercial Traveller for Oxford University Press and I a forthcoming collection of essays on the manuscript drafts of Victorian poems, also for OUP, called Poetry in the Making, which shows the benefits of bringing textual criticism and literary criticism together to enliven our understanding of the poems themselves. I am editing Bleak House for the Clarendon Edition of the Works of Charles Dickens.

Selected Publications

On Style (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in 2019)

Poetry in the Making (Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2019)

The Uncommercial Traveller (OUP, 2015)

Dickens's Style (CUP, 2013)