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Professor Danny KarlinBA, MA, PhD(Cantab.)

Winterstoke Professor of English

Daniel Karlin

Professor Danny KarlinBA, MA, PhD(Cantab.)

Winterstoke Professor of English

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Research interests

Nineteenth and twentieth century British and American literature; Romantic and Victorian poetry; Robert Browning; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; American literature 1630-1900; Rudyard Kipling; Marcel Proust; Bob Dylan


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G14, 3-5 Woodland Road

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Research Supervision

In recent years I have supervised PhD projects on P. B. Shelley, Victorian poetry and fiction, and nineteenth-
century American literature. I am currently supervising a PhD on Bob Dylan and American landscape. My research is concentrated in British and American literature of the long nineteenth century (1780­1920), especially but not exclusively poetry. Authors in whom I take a particular interest are Robert Browning, Walt Whitman, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Marcel Proust and Bob Dylan. I am also interested in textual criticism (especially the editing of poetry and letters). I would welcome research proposals in any of these areas.



In undergraduate teaching I contribute to a number of core period units, mainly eighteenth and nineteenth century but also including literature from earlier and later periods. The special subjects I have taught in recent years include 'Theory and Practice of Literary Editing', 'New England's Dreaming' (nineteenth­-century American literature from Washington Irving to Henry James), and 'Beats & Crazies' (mid­20th century American writing from Kerouac and Ginsberg to Norman Mailer and Robert Coover). From 2016­17 I will be teaching a special subject called 'Darkest London' (representations of the city as threatened by fire, plague,crime, the Blitz, etc.).

In MA teaching I contribute to classes on Romantic and Victorian literature (e.g. Victorian Literature of Place) and to the Introduction to Literary Research where I focus on editorial issues.

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3-5 Woodland Road
United Kingdom