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Dr David CooperDavid Cooper

BA (Liverpool); PhD (Lancaster)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of English & Creative Writing


David's doctoral thesis (Lancaster University, 2007)offers a reading of the twentieth-century Cumbrian writer, Norman Nicholson, as a poet of place and space. The literary GIS project emerged out of this earlier study. David's current research interests lie in the intersections of literature and cartography; the practice of notetaking; and the relationship between Romantic and post-Romantic conceptions of landscape and environment, with a particular emphasis on the English Lake District.

For more information visit David's page on the website of the Department of English & Creative Writing.

Dr Ian Gregory

BA (Lancaster); MSc (Edinburgh); PhD (London)

Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities Ian Gregory


A geographer by training, Ian's research focuses on the use of GIS technology to study long-term social changes in the UK and Ireland in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In his role as Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Ian is also interested, more generally, in developing the use of new computational techniques across a range of discplines.

For more information on Ian's research interests please visit his personal website hosted by Lancaster University's Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.

Dr Sally Bushell

BA (London); MA (York); PhD (Cambridge)Sally Bushell

Senior Lecturer in English Literature/ Co-director of the Wordsworth Centre


Sally's main research interests are in: Wordsworth; the long poem in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; later Romanticism; textual criticism; poetic process and draft material; spatial theory in relation to literature. In 2007, Sally explored the relationships of place and space and poetry, as embodied in the manuscript object, through an AHRC-funded collaborative project with the Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere. Click here for more details.

For more information on Sally's research please visit her page on the website of the Department of English & Creative Writing.

Zoe BoltonZoe Bolton

BA hons (Liverpool); MA (Lancaster)


Zoe is currently completing her PhD in the Department of English & Creative Writing. Her research is on eighteenth-century and Romantic texts written during travel, and examines the relationship between travel, textuality and the compositional process. Her project is jointly supervised by Dr Sally Bushell and Professor Simon Bainbridge, and is funded by the AHRC.