"the modern world/ Needs such a rag-bag to stuff all its thought in"

Having retired from the Department of English at the University of Bristol I am an independent scholar based in Oxford and London.  I first specialised in Victorian poetry, especially the work of Robert Browning.  More recently I have concentrated on the reception of classical antiquity in English and Modern Greek literature; I am also interested in English-Greek literary relations from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century.

These pages describe some of my current and earlier projects.

 Publications and papers include:

I also continue to work on Edward Lear, bringing together the written and visual records of his Greek travels: the Cretan Journal, the Grecian travels of 1848 and the journeys in Greece and Albania in 1856 and 1857. A compendium site of all Lear’s journeys in “Greek lands” is under construction. 

Other research interests have included:

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Website maintained by: Rowena Fowler

Last updated: 24 June 2022