Dr Clare Broome Saunders

Clare Broome Saunders is Senior Tutor at Blackfriars Hall, and Lecturer in English at St Catherine’s College. Her research interests include nineteenth-century women's poetry, nineteenth-century uses of history, particularly medievalism, and nineteenth-century women travel writers in Europe, which are reflected in her recent publications. She teaches a range of courses in the long nineteenth century. 

Current projects include Medievalism 1830-1918: Politics, Literature, and Society, a book on the political uses of Anglo-Saxonism and medievalism in the long nineteenth century; a study of the continuities and connections between the work of William Blake and Elizabeth Barrett Browning; and work on Phoebe Anna Traquair's illustrated editions of Dante and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Dr Broome Saunders continues her research focus on the work of Louisa Stuart Costello (1799-1870), who was a poet, travel-writer, translator, medievalist, historian, novelist, and visual artist.

Literature in English, 1760-1830; Literature in English, 1830-1910; Literature in English, 1910-present; Prelims Paper 1: Introduction to Language and Literature; and a range of FHS Paper 7 dissertation options in the long-nineteenth century.

MSt. dissertation superviser for a range of topics in nineteenth-century literature.

Clare is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 


Selected Conference papers

'EBB's negotiations with William Blake's “excess”', Measure and Excess: INCS International Conference, University of Roma, Rome. 13-15 June 2018.

'“Now thy living wreath is won': Corinne and the woman poet in Hemans”, 'L.E.L', and 'EBB', Reputations, Legacies, Futures: Jane Austen, Germaine de Staël and their contemporaries, 1817-2017, Chawton House Library, Hampshire, 13-15 July 2017.

'“I am of Florence”: women's literary networks in Florence in the nineteenth century, NAVSA/AVSA 2017, Florence, 17-20 May 2017.

'“a strange and, I think, dangerous composition”: Aurora Leigh and the perils of history', Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the Legacies of Aurora Leigh: literature, politics, society, University of Westminster, 15 October 2016.

'“I am an esquire”: Charlotte Brontë's medievalism', Charlotte Brontë: A Bicentennial Celebration of her Life and Works, Chawton House Library, 13-14 May 2016.

'Victoria, Alfred, and Arthur: medievalism and empire in nineteenth century culture', International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 8 July 2014.