Monday 18 January 2016
The School of English and Drama is delighted to welcome David Duff as Professor in Romanticism.
David Duff is the author of Romanticism and the Uses of Genre (Oxford University Press, 2009) and of Romance and Revolution: Shelley and the Politics of Genre (Cambridge University Press, 1993); he is currently editing a major new teaching anthology, The Oxford Anthology of Romanticism, and a critical companion, The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism. His research interests lie in both Romanticism and literary theory, focusing on Shelley and his circle, genre studies, theories of influence and intertextuality, and, more recently, cognitive poetics. His new project on the ‘prospectus’ brings together book history and poetics. At QMUL, he joins a highly regarded group of scholars of Romanticism, including Shahidha Bari, Pamela Clemit, Paul Hamilton, Matthew Mauger, Barbara Taylor, and James Vigus.