Dr Andrew LaceySenior Research Associate
I am Senior Research Associate on the Davy Notebooks Project.
I joined the Department in 2014 as Senior Research Associate (Modern Humanities Research Association funded) on the Davy Letters Project (http://www.davy-letters.org.uk). Between 2015-18, I continued to work on the Davy Letters Project in posts funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, and the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry.
I studied at Durham University (2004-07) and Newcastle University (2007-08; 2009-12). After completing my PhD (Arts and Humanities Research Council funded) on the philosophy of death in the poetry of William Wordsworth and Percy Bysshe Shelley, I worked as Research Assistant on two projects in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University: The Letters of William Godwin (Oxford University Press), gen. ed. Pamela Clemit, volume III, ed. by M. O. Grenby (forthcoming), and The Poems of Shelley (Longman Annotated English Poets), volume IV, ed. by Michael Rossington, Jack Donovan, and Kelvin Everest (London: Routledge, 2013).
My current research interests include Romantic-period literature, 1798-1822 (especially poetry, and especially the writings of Shelley and Wordsworth); philosophy (especially of death) in Romantic-period literature; the writings of Humphry Davy (especially his letters), John Davy, and the relationships between literature and science in the early nineteenth century; and the theory and practice of scholarly editing. I have published articles on Crabbe, Davy, Keats, Shelley, and Wordsworth. I am currently completing my first monograph, on Shelley and death.
Editing Humphry Davy's letters: "Work in progress in Romanticism”
Fulford, T., Lacey, A., Ruston, S. 8/08/2019 In: Literature Compass. 16, 8, 3 p.
New Light on John Davy
Lacey, A. 3/06/2019 In: Ambix. 66, 2-3, p. 195-213. 19 p.
Percy Bysshe Shelley: Oxford Bibliographies Online
Lacey, A. 2019
The Chemical Club: An Early Nineteenth-Century Scientific Dining Club
Lacey, A.P. 16/01/2018 In: Ambix. 64, 3, p. 263-282. 20 p.
Rethinking the distribution of cultural capital in the “Safety Lamp Controversy”: Davy vs Stephenson in letters to the Newcastle press, 1816-17
Lacey, A.P. 20/01/2017 In: Journal of Literature and Science. 9, 2, p. 1-18. 18 p.