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Dr Sarah Houghton-Walker

  • College positions:

    College Lecturer in English

    Director of Studies in English

  • Subject:


BA in English, M.Phil in English, PhD in English (University of Cambridge)

Research interests

My work explores the literature of the long eighteenth century, and particularly the poetry of the Romantic period. I have specific interests in marginality and marginal figures, literary conjunctions, and the idea of spectacle, drama and theatre; my latest research project is based on Jane Austen's novels. My publications include "Representations of the Gypsy in the Romantic Period" (OUP, 2014) and "John Clare’s Religion" (Ashgate, 2009), alongside various articles on a range of writers from the eighteenth century and Romantic period. I am also a co-founder and Director of the Cambridge Centre for John Clare Studies, and speak and write on Clare for a range of audiences as part of that role.

Teaching interests

The literature of the long eighteenth century and practical criticism