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Lyndsey Skinner

PhD in department of Humanities

Ph D_Student _Lyndsey -SkinnerI completed my undergraduate degree at Northumbria University, where I was awarded BA (Hons) English Literature, with First Class Honours. At graduation I was also awarded a university prize for the highest degree in my year. I began my PhD research at Northumbria in October 2013, having been awarded a scholarship by the university.


BA (Hons) English Literature: First Class Honours

Research Project

Literary Print Culture and the Romantic Canon


Dr David Stewart

Research Themes & Scholarly Interests

My research aims to explore the relationship between the plethora of periodical writing published between 1817 and 1824 and the poetry of three writers whom we now consider to be canonical: Lord Byron, John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley. For each of these writers, the periodical press was not, as it has usually been considered, a fact external to their writing: a mere resource, or an irritant. It was, my thesis will contend, a dynamic creative example that their work drew on, absorbed and transformed.

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