Professor Caroline Franklin
Professor
English Literature & Creative Writing
Telephone: (01792) 604304

Caroline Franklin is Director of the Centre for Research into Gender and Society [GENCAS]; and Principal Investigator of an AHRC-funded project to edit the correspondence of Elizabeth Montagu. Its website can be found here: http://www.elizabethmontagunetwork.co.uk/home

Caroline is a graduate of the Universities of London and Cardiff, and a Fellow of the English Association. She is an expert on eighteenth and nineteenth-century literature with a particular interest in women writing. She has authored five monographs, edited or co-edited six reprint series of rare texts, co-edited an anthology of critical essays on print culture, and edited an anthology of Gothic verse. Caroline has published scholarly articles on Lord Byron, Walter Scott, Robert Southey, Mary Wollstonecraft, Madame de Staël, Jane Austen, Helen Maria Williams, Lady Morgan, Iolo Morganwg and others. She welcomes applications from postgraduate students: particularly those whose projects concern the Bluestockings, Byron, or Gothic.

Areas of Expertise

  • Eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century writing and culture

Publications

  1. & ‘“An Editor’s duty is indeed that of most danger”: the Rationale for A Digital Edition of Elizabeth Montagu’s letters’. In Dr Amy Culley (University of Lincoln) and Dr Anna M. Fitzer (University of Hull) (Ed.), London and New York: Routledge.
  2. Enlightenment feminism and the Bluestocking legacy.. In Devoney Looser (Ed.), (pp. 115-128). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  3. The Novel of Sensibility in the 1780s. In Peter Garside and Karen O'Brien (Ed.), The Oxford History of the Novel in English: English and British Fiction 1750-1820. (pp. 164-181). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  4. (2014). The Material Culture of Eighteenth-Century Women's Writing: special issue of Women's Writing. (Women's Writing No. 21).
  5. The Female Romantics: Nineteenth-century Women Novelists and Byronism. New York and London: Routledge.

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Supervision

  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    MA
    Other supervisor: Prof Caroline Franklin
    Other supervisor: Dr Steven Vine
  • Epistolary Culture and Literary Criticism in the Correspondence of Catherine Talbot,Elizabeth Carter and Elizabeth Montagu. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Caroline Franklin
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Franklin
  • Representations of Prostitution in Mary Wollstonecraft's The Wrongs of Woman or Maria, A Fragment (1798) Mary Hay's The Victim of Prejudices (1799) and Mary Robinson's The Natural Daughter (1799) (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Caroline Franklin
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Franklin
  • Sir William Jones and Oriental Mysticism. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Franklin
    Other supervisor: Prof Caroline Franklin

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Director Postgraduate Research for English - Department of English Language and Literature

    2013 - 2014

Key Grants and Projects

Research Groups