Thomas DuggettPhD

Associate Prof. and Deputy Head of Department

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Tom Duggett is Associate Professor in English Literature, Deputy Head of the Department of English at XJTLU, and Honorary Fellow of the Department of English at the University of Liverpool. He gained his degrees from the University of St Andrews, writing his 2002 undergraduate dissertation on the poetry and theology of W.H. Auden, under the supervision of Prof. Douglas Dunn, and completing his 2007 PhD on 'Gothic politics' and Wordsworth’s poetry under the supervision of Prof. Nick Roe and Dr. Susan Manly. Tom then joined the Department of English at the University of Bristol before coming to XJTLU as the founding faculty member for English Literature in 2011. Tom became Associate Professor in English in 2013. He has served the Department in various roles, including founding Programme Director of the BA English and Communication Studies (2012-15) and Departmental Examinations Officer (2017-18). Tom was appointed Deputy Head of the Department of English in July 2018.

Tom has teaching and research interests across the field of English literature, with particular areas of specialization in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature; Romanticism and the Gothic; medievalism and modernism; Utopia and Ecology. Figures of special interest include William Wordsworth and S.T. Coleridge, Robert Southey, Ann Radcliffe and Lord Byron; Thomas Carlyle, John Ruskin, Janey and William Morris; T.S. Eliot and W.H. Auden. Tom sits on the editorial board of the field-leading ‘Romanticism, the journal of Romantic culture and criticism’ (EUP). He is a member of professional bodies including the Wordsworth Association, the Friends of Coleridge, and the British Association of Romantic Studies. In 2018, he became a Friend for Life of the Wordsworth Conference Foundation.

Tom's first book, 'Gothic Romanticism: Architecture, Politics, and Literary Form' (Palgrave, 2010), focused on Wordsworth and the birth of Britain's 'Gothic culture', won the MLA Prize for Independent Scholars 2010/11. The book went into a paperback edition in 2013, and a revised and expanded edition is in preparation for 2019. Other work includes a guest-edited special issue of 'The Wordsworth Circle' on Wordsworth's 'Excursion' (Spring 2014); chapters in the volumes 'Romantic Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion' (2016), the 'Oxford Handbook of Victorian Medievalism' (2018), and 'Gothic and the Arts' (2018); and a two-volume scholarly edition of Robert Southey's 'Sir Thomas More: or, Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society' (1829) for the Pickering Masters (Routledge, 2018). Forthcoming publications include an edition of Southey's 'Book of the Church' (1824; forthcoming 2020); chapters in the 'Cambridge History of the Gothic' (2019), in a tercentenary collection on Horace Walpole's legacies (2019), and in the ‘Oxford Handbook of Romantic Prose’ (2020); and a monograph provisionally entitled 'Romantic Historians: the Lake Poets and the Form of Time’ (forthcoming, 2020). Tom is part of a transatlantic team of scholars working on an edition of the novels of Ann Radcliffe, and he is also preparing to guest edit a special issue of the journal 'Romanticism' on the 1790s (forthcoming 2021/2).

Tom is keen on scholarly collaboration, and is interested in working with PhD and postdoctoral researchers at the interface of archival research, academic authorship and scholarly editing. He is currently offering PhD supervision on a project editing the prose works of the poet and historian Robert Southey, and he actively welcomes proposals from postgraduate and postdoctoral students seeking to work in any of his areas of interest. Projects that seek to localize international discourses of tradition and heritage (including to China and Suzhou) would be particularly welcome, as would projects connected to architecture, the politics of culture, and the poetics of time.

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