Birkbeck has a lively research community focused around the Romantic Studies as well as undergraduate and MA courses which allow students to explore the field in more depth.
Activities and events
- Birkbeck Eighteenth-Century Research Group
- Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies
- 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century
- Nineteenth-Century Reading Group
- Nicola Bown: research is focused on the nineteenth-century period and ranges across visual culture, literature, history of science and material culture.
- Luisa Calè: Luisa Cale works in the field of literature and visual culture, with special emphasis on forms of adaptation and textual transmission in Romantic Period. Find out more about Luisa Calè's work here.
- Michael Dobson: Eighteenth-century literature and culture; English theatre since 1580; non-professional performance; Shakespeare; Shakespeare on the contemporary stage.
- Esther Leslie: Romantic philosophy, aesthetics, and science; German Romanticism; ice and liquid crystallinity with reference to Caspar David Friedrich's painting of 1824, Eismeer, or Sea of Ice, and the cruel sublime.
We also work closely with experts in the period from other departments including, Silke Arnold De-Simine, Ann Lewis, Anna Richards and Kate Retford.
- MA Romantic Studies: This interdisciplinary programme takes a material approach to Romantic culture, recuperating the rich range of cultural phenomena that shaped Romantic literature, and going against the Romantic notion of a solitary and desembodied reading experience.
- All of our undergraduate courses all have an element of independent research, where you can investigate topics of particular interest to you.
- We offer a range of postgraduate degrees that have option courses which focus on Romantic Studies.
- MPhil/PhD degrees: you can expect world-class supervision from our departmental experts.