Dr Anna Barton
Room 3.29, Jessop West
Internal extension: 28483
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
I joined the University of Sheffield in September 2010 having worked for four years as a lecturer at Keele University.
I completed a BA in Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick in 2002, an MPhil in Romantic Literature at the University of Glasgow in 2003 and a PhD entitled Name and the Lyric in the Poetry of Tennyson at Glasgow in 2006.
My primary research interests lie in nineteenth-century literature, particularly Victorian poetry, and I have published work on a range of poets including Tennyson, Swinburne, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Arthur Hugh Clough and Edward Lear.
My doctoral research provided the basis for my first monograph, Tennyson´s Name, which was published by Ashgate in 2008 and which explores the changing relationship between naming, anonymity, signature and pseudonymity in Tennyson’s poetry. I am also the author of a reading guide to In Memoriam, which was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2012.
I am currently working on a research project that seeks to read the Victorian long poem through the lens of nineteenth-century liberalism.
I am co-Director of the Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies here at Sheffield (http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/nineteenthcentury/index) and I am also Series Editor of ‘Rethinking the Nineteenth Century’, published by Manchester University Press, Commissioning Editor of the Victorian Literature section of Literature Compass (http://literature-compass.com/victorian/ and member of the editorial board of the Tennyson Association.
I currently teach undergraduate modules on Romantic and Victorian Poetry and Prose and Nonsense Literature.
From January 2015 I will convene the MA in Nineteenth-Century Studies (http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/english/pgc/programmes/nineteenth)
I have supervised and examined doctoral work on the literature of the long nineteenth century and would welcome PhD applicants who are interested in Victorian poetry, with particular reference to its relationship with aspects of nineteenth-century identity and culture.