My research interests lie in Romantic and Victorian literature, and I have published on Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, H. G. Wells, and the Gothic. I am particularly interested in depictions of apocalypse and dystopia in nineteenth-century literature. My doctoral thesis, which I am currently revising for publication as a monograph, considered the figure of the ‘Last Man’ on earth in Romantic literature.
1660 to the present day.
I am a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award holder (2016-17) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I blog about Romanticism at www.catherineredford.co.uk.
‘“Great safe places down deep”: Subterranean Spaces in the Early Novels of H. G. Wells’
Utopias and Dystopias in the Fiction of H. G. Wells and William Morris Landscape and Space
This book is about the fiercely contrasting visions of two of the nineteenth century’s greatest utopian writers.
‘No love was left’: The failure of Christianity in Byron’s ‘Darkness’
The Byron Journal
Ann R. Hawkins (ed.), Romantic Women Writers Reviewed, Vols 1–3 (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2011), pp. 1280. £275.00 / $495 hardback. 9781851964819. Ann R. Hawkins (ed.), Romantic Women Writers Reviewed, Vols 4–6 (...