Prof Philip Connell, Selwyn



Biographical Information

I am a Professor of Literature and History in the Faculty of English, and a Fellow and Director of Studies in English at Selwyn College. I was educated at the University of Liverpool and completed my Ph.D. at King's College, Cambridge. I've held Research Fellowships at St John's College, Cambridge and the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH); I'm a member of the Research Group for Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies and an editor of The Review of English Studies with responsibility for the Restoration to Romantic period.

Research Interests

Principal research interests in literature, politics, and intellectual history between 1650 and 1840. Previous publications have included studies of the political and economic thought of British Romantic writers; popular culture in the early nineteenth century; the history of the book; poetry and national identity; literature and science; canon-formation and literary commemoration; poetry, politics and religion. Currently working on revolution and cultural memory in Romantic Britain.

Areas of Graduate Supervision

I've supervised Ph.D. candidates working on a wide range of topics in the long eighteenth century, and would welcome inquiries from prospective students; I also teach for the Cambridge M.Phil. in English Studies.

Selected Publications