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Dr Claire Knowles Deputy Head of School in Coursework, HUSS School Operations

Claire's research focuses on women writers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and on the intersection between Romanticism and emergent forms of popular literary culture. She is currently working on a book on the role of poetry in late-eighteenth century newspapers, The World, The Oracle and The Morning Post, with the provisional title: Romanticism, Newspapers, and the Democratisation of Poetry, 1785-1810.

Claire recently co-authored Charlotte Smith: Major Poetic Works (Broadview, 2017) with Ingrid Horrocks (Massey University) and poets such as Charlotte Smith, Susan Evance, Letitia Landon and Elizabeth Barrett Browning were the focus of her book, Sensibility and Female Poetic Tradition, 1780-1860: The Legacy of Charlotte Smith (Ashgate, 2009).


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