Dr Andrew Hodgson BA (Hons.), MA, PhD

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Department of English Literature
Lecturer in Romanticism

Contact details

Arts Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I am interested in questions of voice, influence, and achievement in English poetry and in particular the poetry of the Romantic period. I teach across the spectrum of English literature - especially from the eighteenth-century onward.


BA, MA, PhD (Durham)


I came to Birmingham in 2016, having studied and taught at the University of Durham.


In the 2017/18 academic year I am teaching on first year Poetry and second year Romantics and Romanticisms modules, as well as offering a third year option on Byron and Keats. I also teach on the MA in Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture.  

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome enquiries about research supervision related to any of my areas of interest:

  • English Poetry
  • Romantic-period Writing and its Legacies
  • Individualism
  • Lyric Voice


I am writing a book on individualism in the poetry of the long nineteenth century. 

Other activities

I have organised conferences on the origins and legacies of Romantic writing and thought and on rhyme in English Poetry.

I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Edited volumes

  • Co-editor, with Oliver Clarkson, Romanticism 23.2 [‘Romantic Rhyme’ special number] (forthcoming).

Journal articles

  • ‘Gray’s Finish’ (under review).
  • ‘Clare on Wordsworth’, Wordsworth Circle 48.2 (2017): 102-109. 
  • ‘Romantic Rhyme and the Airs that Stray’ (co-author, with Oliver Clarkson), Romanticism [‘RomanticRhyme’ special number] 23.2 (2017): 111-122. 
  • ‘Larkin Aloud’, Literary Imagination 18.2 (2016): 168-179.
  • ‘Clare’s Lyric Impulse’, Cambridge Quarterly 45.2 (2016): 103-118.
  • ‘Hopkins’s Heart’, Victorian Poetry 54.1 (2016): 93-117.
  • ‘Clare on the Wane’, English 64.247 (2015): 296-311.
  • ‘An Allusion to Robert Southwell in John Clare’s “The Flitting”?’, Notes & Queries 62.3 (2015): 410-412.
  • ‘Form and Feeling in John Clare’s Sonnets’, John Clare Society Journal 31 (2012): 51-66.


  • Andrew Kötting,  By Our Selves (Arts Council England), Romanticism (forthcoming).
  • Frances Wilson, Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De Quincey (Bloomsbury), The London Magazine (May 2016).
  • Grzegorz Kosc, Robert Frost’s Political Body (Camden House, 2014), Journal of American Studies 50.2 (2016): E23 (online).
  • Stephanie Kuduk Weiner, Clare’s Lyric (Oxford UP, 2014), BARS Bulletin 46 (2015).
  • John Goodridge, John Clare and Community (Cambridge UP, 2013), Romanticism 21.3 (2015): 317-319.