The Long 19th Century
Lancaster University is located within 45 minutes of the Lake District, a major site for British Romanticism in the 19thc. led by the Lake Poets (Southey, Wordsworth, Coleridge). Unsurprisingly, Romanticism is a major research strength with four international professors in this field (Bainbridge; Bushell; Hanley; Ruston).
Research at Lancaster into the long 19th century is founded on the outstanding in-house resources of the Wordsworth Centre and its unique link with Dove Cottage in nearby Grasmere, the Ruskin Research Centre with its own library and world-class collections, and the Routledge journal Nineteenth Century Contexts co-edited with Notre Dame University, USA.
We have over ten colleagues working on Romanticism and/or the Victorians, and their specialisms include; religion, place, science, visual media, adaptation, mountaineering, war, poetic process, cartography, Englishness, and utopianism.