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. & Selected Letters between James Beattie and Elizabeth Montagu (1758–ca. 1799), University of Aberdeen. Huntington Library Quarterly 81(4), S1-S32.
  2. ‘A land of slavery and superstition’? Hester Thrale and Elizabeth Montagu in France. The Modern Language Review 114(2), 212
  3. An Honorable Alliance: The Friendship between James Beattie and Elizabeth Montagu, as Revealed by Her Letters. Huntington Library Quarterly 81(4), 497-511.
  4. "Stand not on that brink!": Byron, gender and Romantic suicide. In Nobert Lennartz (Ed.), Byron and the Margins of Romanticism. (pp. 207-232). Edinburgh University Press.
  5. & ‘“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.

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Supervision

  • Sir William Jones and Oriental Mysticism. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Caroline Franklin
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Franklin
  • Approaches to the Prostitute Figure in Late Eighteenth-century Ideologies: Space, Economics and Feminisms (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Franklin
    Other supervisor: Prof Caroline Franklin
  • Reading and Sociability in the Correspondence Networks of Elizabeth Montagu and Friends. (awarded 2019)

    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

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