Dr Sarah Houghton-Walker, Gonville and Caius




Biographical Information

Sarah Houghton-Walker was first an undergraduate and then a gradute student of St John's College, Cambridge, and held a Research Fellowship there from 2004-2007. Since 2007, she has been a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College. She is also Co-Director of the Centre for John Clare Studies, which is based in the English Faculty.

Research Interests

Sarah works mainly on eighteenth-century and Romantic-period literature. She is currently completing a book on repetition and Romantic poetry. Her particular interests at the moment also include the genre of life-writing, the nineteenth-centure poet James Withers, and Jane Austen, as well as a continuing project on John Clare and variety.

Areas of Graduate Supervision

Sarah has supervised graduate students working on various aspects of later eighteenth-century and Romantic-period literature and culture, and is particularly keen to work with those interested in John Clare and Jane Austen.

Selected Publications

  • Sarah Houghton-Walker, 'Repetition in "The Robins Nest"', Romanticism 26.2, 2020
  • Sarah Houghton-Walker, ‘The Shepherd's Calendar and Forms of Repetition’, in Palgrave Advances in John Clare Studies, ed. by Simon Kovesi and Erin Lafford, Palgrave, 2020
  • Sarah Houghton-Walker, ‘The Coroners Report into the Death of Mary Joyce’, John Clare Society Journal 2018
  • Sarah Houghton-Walker, Representations of the Gypsy in the Romantic Period, Oxford University Press, 2014
  • Sarah Houghton-Walker, John Clare's Religion, Ashgate, 2009
  • Sarah Houghton-Walker, "Clare's Gypsies and Literary Influence", John Clare Society Journal 28, 2009
  • Sarah Houghton Walker, "John Clare's Gypsies", Romani Studies, 2009
  • Sarah Houghton-Walker, "Cowper's Gypsies", Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, 2008
  • Sarah Houghton, "The 'Community' of John Clare's Helpston", Studies in English Literature, 1500 - 1900, 2006
  • Sarah Hougton, "John Clare and Revaluation", Literature Compass 2.1, 2005
  • Sarah Houghton, "'Some little thing of other days / Saved from the wreck of time': John Clare and Festivity", John Clare Society Journal 23, 2004
  • Sarah Houghton, "'Enkindling extacy': The Sublime Vision of John Clare", Romanticism 9.2, 2003