Dylan Carver, Girton

Degree: PhD
Course: 18CR
Supervisor: Dr Phil Connell
Dissertation Title:

Neo-Gothic


Biographical Information

I studied for my BA at King's College, Cambridge, before moving to Downing College for my MPhil. I am now based at Girton College for my PhD, where I have held Bryce-Tebb and Doris Russell Scholarships for the last couple of years.

Research Interests

My work focuses on the eighteenth-century Gothic Revival, particularly in the second half of the century. I argue that Gothicism in novels, architecture, poetry, and painting was the site of multiple correlative oppositions - most importantly: How does art relate to history? What counts as historical? Is there a divide between art and ornament; Who makes art?

More broadly I am interested in philosophical aesthetics, critical theory, theories of history, poetics and Marxism. 

Areas of Supervision

Practical criticism; lyric; visual and literary culture in eighteenth-century Britain.