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Professor Simon Bainbridge

Professor Simon Bainbridge

Professor

County College
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YD


Tel: +44 1524 593884

Affiliations

Wordsworth Centre

Research Interests

Professor Bainbridge's main research interest is in the relationship between the writing of the Romantic period and its historical contexts. He is the author of Napoleon and English Romanticism (Cambridge University Press, 1995) and British Poetry and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (Oxford University Press, 2003) and the editor of Romanticism: A Sourcebook. He has published his research in journals such as Romanticism, Romanticism on the Net and The Byron Journal and has written essays and entries for An Oxford Companion to The Romantic Age: British Culture 1776-1832, Romanticism: An Oxford Guide, The Blackwell Companion to European Romanticism, and The Oxford Handbook to English Literature and Theology. He is currently continuing his research into the cultural responses to the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and also working on the literature and culture of mountaineering in the Romantic period.

From 2001-2003 Professor Bainbridge was the President of the British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) having also edited the organisation's Bulletin and Review for a number of years and acted as its secretary. He organised the BARS Biennial International Conference on 'Romantic Revelations' in 1999.

Professor Bainbridge has supervised graduate students in a number of areas, including: Blake and slavery; women's travel writing and Italy in the early nineteenth century; Mary Shelley and romance; women writers and the French Revolution; the cutural history of Dove Cottage. His current doctoral students are working on the following: women writers and gardens in the Romantic period; Romantic collecting; Joanna Hutchinson. He would be delighted to supervise graduate projects on any of the following: writing of the Romantic period in relation to its historical contexts; Wordsworth; Walter Scott's poetry; the writing of the Byron-Shelley Circle and later representations of it; writing and war; women's poetry of the Romantic period (esp. Charlotte Smith and Felicia Hemans); the literature of mountaineering.

Profile

Simon Bainbridge gained a BA from Westfield College, University of London, before taking the MA in Romanticism at the University of York where he also completed his doctorate. He taught at the Universities of York, Manchester, and Keele (where he was Head of Department) before coming to Lancaster University in August 2004. He is co-director of the Wordsworth Centre and teaches on the 'British Romanticism' and 'Victorian Literature' courses as well as on his third-year course on 'The Byron-Shelley Circle'.

2013

Writing from 'the Perilous Ridge': romanticism and the invention of rock climbing

Bainbridge, S. 10/2013 In: Romanticism. 19, 3, p. 246-260 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

William Wordsworth: Oxford Bibliographies Online

Bainbridge, S. 2012 Oxford: Oxford University Press

Research output: Other contribution

Romantic Writers and Mountaineering

Bainbridge, S. 2012 In: Romanticism. 18, 1, p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2011

Reframing Nature: The visual experience of early mountaineering

Bainbridge, S. 2011 The Handbook of Visual Culture. Heywood, I. & Sandwell, B. (eds.). London: Berg, 20 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

'And Freedom's fame finds wings on every wind': Byron, Switzerland and the Poetics of Freedom

Bainbridge, S. 2011 Byron and the Politics of Freedom and Terror. Green, M. & Pal-Lapinski, P. (eds.). Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 136-151 15 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

'Other Voices Speak': The Poetic Conversations of Byron and Shelley

Bainbridge, S. 2011 A Companion to Romantic Poetry. Mahoney, C. (ed.). Oxford: Blackwells, p. 197-216 19 p. (Blackwell companions to literature and culture; v. 73).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Politics and Poetry

Bainbridge, S. 2011 British Literature of the French Revolution in the 1790s. Clemit, P. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 190-205 15 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2010

'The Power of Hills': Romantic Mountaineering

Bainbridge, S. 2010 Grasmere, 2010: Selected Papers from the Wordsworth Summer Conference. Gravil, R. (ed.). Penrith: Humanities-Ebooks. LLP, p. 7-29 22 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

2008

'Poetry must be defended': post-Waterloo responses to 'Power's ode to itself'

Bainbridge, S. 2008 Foucault in an age of terror: essays on biopolitics and the defence of society. Morton, S. & Bygrave, S. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 43-62 19 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Romanticism: A Sourcebook

Bainbridge, S. 2008 New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. (Palgrave sourcebooks).

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2007

Romanticism

Bainbridge, S. 2007 The Dictionary of Alternatives: Utopianism and Organisation. Parker, M., Fournier, V. & Reedy, P. (eds.). Zed Books

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Invasion Threats and the Poetic Imagining of the Nation

Bainbridge, S. 2007 In: The Trafalgar Chronicle. 17, p. 146-61 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Wordsworth and Coleridge: Theological Ways of Reading Literature.

Bainbridge, S. J. J. 2007 The Oxford Handbook of Literature and Theology. Oxford University Press, 465 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2006

Lord Ruthven's Power: Polidori's "The Vampyre", Doubles, and the Byronic Imagination.

Bainbridge, S. J. J. 1/01/2006 In: The Byron Journal. 34, 1, p. 21-34 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

Napoleon and European Romanticism.

Bainbridge, S. J. J. 2005 A Companion to European Romanticism. Blackwell, 450 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The historical context.

Bainbridge, S. J. J. 2005 Romanticism: an Oxford guide. Roe, N. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 15-27 13 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2003

British Poetry and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: Visions of Conflict.

Bainbridge, S. J. J. 2003 Oxford University Press.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Was it for this […]?: the poetic histories of Southey and Wordsworth.

Bainbridge, S. J. J. 11/2003 In: Romanticism on the Net. 32-33

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2000

'Of war and taking towns': Byron's Siege Poems

Bainbridge, S. 2000 Romantic War: Studies in Culture and Conflict 1789-1815. Shaw, P. (ed.). Aldershot: Ashgate, p. 161-84 23 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

1999

Peace of Amiens, Peninsular War, Napoleon, Waterloo

Bainbridge, S. 1999 An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age: British Culture 1776-1832. McCalman, I. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

From Nelson to Childe Harold: The Transformations of the Byronic Image

Bainbridge, S. 1999 In: The Byron Journal. p. 13 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

'Men are we': Wordsworth's 'Manly' Poetic Nation

Bainbridge, S. 1999 In: Romanticism. 5, 2, p. 216-231 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1995

Napoleon and English Romanticism

Bainbridge, S. 1995 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1994

'To Sing it Rather Better': Byron, the Bards and Waterloo

Bainbridge, S. 1994 In: Romanticism. 1, 1, p. 68-81 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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