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Dr Alexis Wolf

Formerly at Lancaster University


I am a Research Associate on the Davy Notebooks Project. 

I obtained my PhD from Birkbeck, University of London in 2018. I joined the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing at Lancaster in 2021 from the University of Leeds, where I was a Research Associate on the Sheridan Project (Leverhulme-funded). I have lectured at Birkbeck, Canterbury Christ Church University and City, University of London. 

I was awarded a Birkbeck / Wellcome Trust ISSF doctoral extension grant in 2018/19 for research on women’s participation in medicine in the early nineteenth century. I have been awarded visiting fellowships at Yale University’s Lewis Walpole Library, the Wordsworth Trust and Chawton House Library. 

Research Interests

My research focuses on Romantic manuscript practices, women’s literary history, and travel writing. I am currently working on my first book, entitled Manuscript Geographies: Women Writers and Transnational Networks: 1798-1840. My research has been published in European Romantic ReviewI have forthcoming articles in Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies and Studies in Romanticism (both 2021).

I have secondary interests in the medical humanities and the history of science, particularly women’s midwifery writing of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. I have written a book chapter on Lady Mount Cashell’s medical life, forthcoming in The Palgrave Handbook of Women and Science: History, Cultures and Practice since 1660 (2021), of which I am also Co-editor.

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