Professor John Gardner

John Gardner

MA, PhD (Glasgow) PGCE (Anglia)

Professor of English Literature
Admissions Tutor, English Literature
University Learning and Teaching Fellow

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Telephone: 0845 196 2266
International: +44 1223 698266

John Gardner's research activity

Dr John Gardner joined Anglia Ruskin as a Lecturer in English Literature in 2004 - having previously taught at the University of Glasgow - and was Programme Leader for English, Writing and Publishing between 2005 and 2011.

John teaches English Literature from Chaucer to the present day, nonetheless his current research interests are mainly in Romantic period poetry and eighteenth/nineteenth-century culture.

He has published on a range of authors and topics, including Lord Byron, William Hone, Charles Lamb, Percy Shelley, William Wordsworth and Romantic period radicalism. His monograph, Poetry and Popular Protest, is published by Palgrave Macmillan.

John is currently carrying out research on radical print culture between 1815 and 1842 - in particular the transmission of Romantic literary radicalism into the Victorian period.

John will be pleased to consider supervising postgraduate students with the following research interests:

  • Romantic and Victorian poetry and drama
  • illustrators in the romantic period
  • politics and nineteenth-century literature
  • poetry and conflict.

John is Admissions tutor for English and Writing and would be delighted to hear from any prospective students, and in particular international students, who are interested in in studying English and/or Creative Writing here at Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge.

Recent and current PhD supervision as First Supervisor

Dr Eleanor Crouch: 'Frances Burney' (2009-2012)
Steven White: 'Conservative poetry of the 1790s' (current)
Kirsty Harris: 'Shipwrecks and Loss in Romantic Period Poetry' (current)
Kate Morrison: 'Illegality in Detective and Spy Fiction; 1880-1919' (current)
Sabina Akram: 'Robert Southey and The Doctor (current)
Anne-Louise Russell: 'Novels, magazines and Women's Rights: Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Florence Marryat, Charlotte Riddell, Ellen Wood'

Forthcoming papers

Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, 28 April 2015, Mumford Theatre free pre-show talk.

Professional activities

External Examiner, Oxford Brookes University, 2008-2012
External Examiner, The University of Hertfordshire (current)
External Examiner, The University of East Anglia, (current)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the Charles Lamb Society
Member of the Wordsworth-Coleridge Association
Member of the British Association of Romantic Studies
Member of the Editorial Board of The John Clare Journal

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