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Amy Pugh

Photo of Amy PughI am a third year English Literature PhD student, researching ecofeminist approaches to British women’s writings of the Romantic era. I am interested in new and relevant ways of addressing women’s treatment of nature and (gendered) environmental issues in the eighteenth-century, as well as evaluating ecological feminism as a useful literary theory. My current focus is on literary and non-fiction engagements with botany and gardens, explored within the works of writers such as Charlotte Smith. The interdisciplinary nature of my project allows me to consider materials from literature, sociology and natural sciences, so my research is definitely keeping me on my toes.

Originally from West Yorkshire, I crossed the border to study my BA at Lancaster in 2004 and haven’t looked back since! I have been particularly fascinated with Romantic writings (especially poetry) for around a decade now, and have found Lancaster University to be the perfect institution at which to pursue this interest. With the university’s proximity to the Lake District, and the strength of the academic department in this field, I have had no qualms about remaining here to study first for my MA (in Romantic and Victorian Literature) and now my PhD, supervised by Simon Bainbridge and Lynne Pearce. The department offers an extremely friendly and encouraging environment, and the support from academic staff, administrative staff, and my postgraduate peers has been wonderful.


Student Journals

Cake publishes poetry, flash fiction and reviews with work from established poets and newcomers alike. Go to Cake»

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FLASH

The Flash Journal is an undergraduate run termly journal which publishes fiction, poetry, critical and hybrid work by current Lancaster undergrads. Go to Flash»

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