Dr Anna Barton
Room 3.29, Jessop West
Internal extension: 28483
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Senior Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Co-Director of the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies
I joined the University of Sheffield in September 2010 having worked for four years as a lecturer at Keele University.
I completed a BA in Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick in 2002, an MPhil in Romantic Literature at the University of Glasgow in 2003 and a PhD entitled Name and the Lyric in the Poetry of Tennyson at Glasgow in 2006.
My primary research interests lie in nineteenth-century literature, particularly Victorian poetry. I have published work on a range of poets including Tennyson, Swinburne, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Arthur Hugh Clough and Edward Lear.
I am interested in the relationship between poetry and other kinds of intellectual and cultural production. My most recent monograph, Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Liberal Thought: Forms of Freedom (Palgrave, 2017) seeks to read nineteenth-century poetry through the lens of liberal philosophy. My next project will focus on the life and work of Mary Elizabeth Coleridge, late nineteenth-century poet, novelist and essayist. It will trace the development of Coleridge’s career and the network of friends and associates that influenced her work.
A second focus of my research is Nonsense Literature. With James Williams (University of York), I am co-editor of the Edinburgh Companion to Nonsense (under contract with Edinburgh University Press).
I am co-Director of the Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies here at Sheffield (http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/nineteenthcentury/index) and I am also Series Editor of ‘Interventions: Rethinking the Nineteenth Century’, published by Manchester University Press (http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/series/interventions-rethinking-the-nineteenth-century/), Commissioning Editor of the Victorian Literature section of Literature Compass (http://literature-compass.com/victorian/) and member of the editorial board of the Tennyson Association.
LIT 108: Studying Poetry
LIT 2000: Genre
LIT 270: Nonsense Literature
LIT 3100: Romantic and Victorian Poetry
LIT 3101: Romantic and Victorian Prose
LIT 3046: Sappho’s Granddaughters: Poetry by Women, 1789-1901
I am a member of the teaching team for the MA in Literature, Culture and Society, 1700-1900
I have supervised and examined doctoral work on the literature of the long nineteenth century and would welcome PhD applicants who are interested in Victorian poetry, with particular reference to its relationship with aspects of nineteenth-century identity and culture.