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Thomas Duggett

Senior Associate Professor

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Im Senior Associate Professor/Reader in English Literature, working principally on cultural politics 1790-1850, and specializing in Romantic poetry and prose.I am on research leave in 2024, taking up two external fellowship appointments: as Senior Fellow in the Institute of Historical Research at the University of Londons School of Advanced Study, and as Fleeman Research Fellow in the School of English, University of St Andrews. My service to the profession includes an Associate Editorship on the Edinburgh University Press journal Romanticism (2016-present); Life Membership of the Wordsworth Conference Foundation (elected 2018); Fellowship of the Royal Historical Society (elected 2022); Trusteeship and Committee Membership of the Friends of Coleridge (elected 2023); and Fellowship of the English Association (elected 2024).See below for full details of my activities and publications.

Research interests


Gothic literature

Literature and Historiography


Associate Head, Department of Literary and Translation Studies, 2023-

Chair, XJTLU Teaching Centre Committee, 2019-2022

Deputy Head, Department of English, 2018-2020

Examinations Officer, Department of English, 2017-2019

Programme Director, BA English and Communication Studies, 2012-2015


LIT301 Final Year Project: Literature

LIT303 Romanticism

LIT304 The Gothic

Awards and honours

Research Excellence Award, School of Humanities and Social Sciences at XJTLU, 2022/23

Senior Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 2023-

Fleeman Research Fellow, University of St Andrews, School of English (2023-2024)

Elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (May 2022)

Honorary Fellow in the School of English, University of Liverpool, 2013-

Modern Language Association of America (MLA) Prize for Independent Scholars 2010/11, for Gothic Romanticism: Architecture, Politics, and Literary Form (Palgrave 2010)

Dissertation Prize in the School of English at the University of St Andrews: the Catherine Wyatt Fenty Memorial Prize 2002 (published as ’In Solitude, for Company: The City in W. H. Auden’s Horae Canonicae’, English, Vol. 54, No. 210 (Winter 2005), 195-208)

Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, University of London, School of Advanced Study (January 2016 – June 2016)

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship, The Huntington (2015/16)

Education/Academic qualification

MA (First Class Hons.), University of St Andrews, 2002

PhD, University of St Andrews, 2007

External positions

Fleeman Fellow, University of St Andrews

1 Sept 202331 Aug 2024

Honorary Fellow, University of Liverpool

1 Sept 2013 → …

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  • Religious Controversy

    Duggett, T., 2024, The Oxford Handbook of British Romantic Prose. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 325-340 16 p. (Oxford Handbooks).

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  • Coleridge and the Idea of History

    Duggett, T., Apr 2023, In: Romanticism. 29, 1, p. 42-55 14 p.

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  • Coleridge and History

    Duggett, T., Dec 2022, The New Cambridge Companion to Coleridge. Fulford, T. (ed.). Cambridge University Press, p. 243-256

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  • Gothic Romanticism: Wordsworth, Architecture, Politics, Form

    Duggett, T., 4 Jun 2022, 2 ed. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. 337 p. (Palgrave Gothic)

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  • Interchapter: The Staring Nation

    Duggett, T., 2022, Gothic Romanticism: Wordsworth, Architecture, Politics, Form. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 197-213 17 p. (Palgrave Gothic).

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