Research projects

New and upcoming projects

From September 2022 I shall begin a Polonez Biz MSCA Fellowship as Principal Investigator on a new research project, Networks of Reception in Eighteenth-Century Newspapers and Magazines: Laurence Sterne. Based at Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego (Bydgoszcz, Poland) and working in close collaboration with institutional host Jakub Lipski, the main output of this project will be a short monograph currently under contract with Cambridge University Press.

This project is co-funded by the European Commission and the Polish National Science Centre (NCN) under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND grant. Our bid for this competitive research grant was ranked first in its category.

Current projects

The Eighteenth-Century British Novel and the Arts

I’m an Investigator on ‘The Eighteenth-Century British Novel and the Arts’. This multidisciplinary project is supported by an Opus grant from the Polish government-funded National Science Centre, and sees a collaboration between Kazimierz Wielki University (Bydgoszcz) and Poznań University. 

This three-year project started in January 2021. It will involve a host of exciting research activities, including journal articles, conferences, and an online exhibition of illustrations of Tobias Smollett’s work coinciding with the 300-year anniversary of his birth in 2021. A major outcome of the project will be a collection of essays from over 30 international scholars addressing wide-ranging aspects of the eighteenth-century British novel and the arts I am co-editing with Jakub Lipski.

Find out more on our project website.

Past projects

Sterne Digital Library

I collaborated with Helen Williams as an Investigator on ‘Sterne Digital Library’, an AHRC-funded Digital Humanities project run collaboratively between Cambridge and Northumbria universities, Cambridge University Library, and the Laurence Sterne Trust from 2019-21.

The project’s major output is Laurence Sterne and Sterneana, a digital edition of first editions of Laurence Sterne’s works, and key examples of Sterneana. I co-edited its multiple entries from an international array of contributions with Helen Williams. This Open Access resource is freely available to all users.

Sterne Digital Library project page: https://sternedigitallibrary.wordpress.com/Laurence Sterne and Sterneana, Cambridge Digital Library: http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/sterne/1

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