Claire Knowles

La Trobe University

Claire Knowles is a lecturer in English at La Trobe University, Melbourne.  She has published articles on female Romantic writers, gothic fiction, and Romantic celebrity, and her book, Sensibility and Female Poetic Tradition, 1780-1860: The Legacy of Charlotte Smith, was published by Ashgate in 2009. While at the Beinecke, Claire will be working on a project on daily newspapers and the emergence of popular poetic culture in the late eighteenth century.

Frederick A. and Marion S. Pottle Fellowship in 18th-century British studies
Social Networks in the Romantic Era: Newspapers, Sociability and the Emergence of Popular Literary Culture
Visiting Fellow


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