Samuel Johnson, Life-Writing, and Lichfield Literary Culture, 1775-1835
Professor Nicholas Seager (Keele)
Professor Mark Towsey (Liverpool)
My dissertation explores Johnson’s influence on his contemporaries, including those based in or associated with his native Lichfield, as an impetus for experimentation in biographical genres in the late Georgian period.
Publications and conference papers
‘Piozzi and Wales’, Eighteenth-Century Life, 47:1 (2023), 135-139.
‘Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson LL.D. during the last twenty years of his life’, The Literary Encyclopaedia, vol. 1.2.2: Welsh Writing and Culture, 400-present (2023).
‘‘Many bitter Recollections’: Hester Piozzi’s Marginalia in Letters’, Transactions (2022), 74-77.
‘Transforming Marginalia into Memoir: Anna Seward’s Annotations in James Boswell’s Tour of the Hebrides’, Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York (September 2022).
‘‘I can hardly in 1816, bear to revise it’: Hester Piozzi’s annotated Anecdotes’, British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (January 2022).