Daniel Brooks, Trinity

Degree: PhD
Course: English
Supervisor: Prof J Scott-Warren
Dissertation Title:

REN 'an island of small compass': Insularity and Identity in Anglophone Travel Writing, 1575- 1660.

Biographical Information

I grew up in Hampshire on the edge of the New Forest before spending four years studying English at Jesus College, Oxford. As an undergraduate I held the Elton Davies Scholarship. I continued on at Jesus for an MSt, with a focus on Renaissance literature (1550-1700).    

Thanks to the support of the Alice and James Penney Studentship I am currently working towards my PhD at Trinity, Cambridge. This project examines travel writing and the work of contemporary travel theorists, and aims to illuminate how notions of insular and national identity in Great Britain change between 1575 and 1660. 

Before starting my PhD I worked as a staff journalist at the Telegraph, and I can still regularly be found in their book review section.

Research Interests

Travel and interculturality; naval writing; textual materiality; prose romance; copia and euphuism; translation and reception