Thesis Title: ‘Such Acts to Chronicles I Yield’: Scottish Romanticism’s Adaptation of the Chronicle and the Creation of Indigenous History
Supervisor: Professor David Womersley; Professor Fiona Stafford
Research Interests: Historiography and fiction; narratology; eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British novel; history of the novel; New Historicism
Doctoral Research: My dissertation explores eighteenth- and nineteenth-century adaptations of the 'chronicle' and the genre's relevance to contemporary debates over memory and history, primarily in Scotland, during the long eighteenth century. I am also interested in the narrative techniques used by historical novelists to present their texts as historical artifacts, and the relationship invoked between author, narrator, and reader to cope with competing visions of the recent, often violent, past.