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Dr Kate Scarth

Former PhD Student & Postdoctoral Associate, English & Comparative Literary Studies, Warwick.

I am currently a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. For the most up-to-date information on me, please see

My SSHRC-supported project is London's Green Geographies, 1769-1842. I am also working on a monograph, Romantic Suburbs: Fashion, Sensibility, and Greater London (under contract and under review with the University of Toronto Press). In 2012-13, I was an Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, Warwick. My PhD in English at Warwick was conferred in May 2013. During my PhD, I was a Warwick Humanities Research Centre Postgraduate Scholar (2011-2012), a Warwick Humanities Research Centre Doctoral Fellow (2011-2012), and a Chawton House Library Visiting Fellow (2011). My research was funded by a Warwick Postgraduate Research Scholarship and a Stephen Copley Postgraduate Research Award from the British Association for Romantic Studies (2011).

Research Interests:

Romantic-period writing, literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel, criticial literary geography, urbanism (especially London and spa/seaside resort towns), environmental criticism, women's writing, medical/health humanities.

My main research focus is on Romantic-period London. This work is interdisciplinary, drawing from literary criticism, urban history, geography/spatial theory, environmental criticism, and medical/health humanities to explore representations of urban and suburban spaces.

Kate Scarth