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.

Staff working in these areas include: Simon Bainbridge, Sally Bushell, Jo Carruthers, Kamilla Elliott, Keith Hanley, Tony Pinkney, Sharon Ruston, John Schad, Catherine Spooner, and Andrew Tate.