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

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Department of English Literature
Senior 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.


This academic year I am teaching on first year Poetry and second year Romantics and Romanticisms modules, as well as offering third year options on Byron and Keats and on Love Poetry. I also convene the Poetry module and 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
Lyric Voice

Find out more - our PhD English Literature  page has information about doctoral research at the University of Birmingham.


I have written essays on a range of English poets from Gray to Larkin and have a monograph on individualism in nineteenth and twentieth century lyric (particularly Clare, Hopkins, Edward Thomas, and Ivor Gurney) forthcoming in 2019. 

Other activities

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

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Recent publications


Hodgson, A 2020, The Poetry of Clare, Hopkins, Thomas, and Gurney: Lyric Individualism. 1st edn, Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-30971-8


Hodgson, A 2019, 'Thomas Gray’s Finish', SEL - Studies in English Literature, vol. 59, no. 3 (Summer 2019), pp. 531-557. https://doi.org/10.1353/sel.2019.0024

Hodgson, A 2017, 'Clare on Wordsworth', Wordsworth Circle, vol. XLVII, no. 2.

Clarkson, O & Hodgson, A 2017, 'Romantic Rhyme and the Airs that Stray', Romanticism, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 111-122. https://doi.org/10.3366/rom.2017.0318

Hodgson, A 2016, 'Clare's Lyric Impulse', The Cambridge Quarterly, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 103-118. https://doi.org/10.1093/camqtly/bfw003

Hodgson, A 2016, 'Hopkins's Heart', Victorian Poetry, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 93-117. https://doi.org/10.1353/vp.2016.0005

Hodgson, A 2016, 'Larkin Aloud', Literary Imagination, vol. 18, no. 2. https://doi.org/10.1093/litimag/imw013

Hodgson, A 2015, 'An Allusion to Robert Southwell in John Clare’s 'The Flitting'?', Notes and Queries, vol. 62, no. 3, pp. 410-412. https://doi.org/10.1093/notesj/gjv071

Hodgson, A 2015, 'Clare on the Wane', English, vol. 64, no. 247, pp. 296-311. https://doi.org/10.1093/english/efv025

Hodgson, A 2012, 'Form and Feeling in John Clare’s Sonnets', John Clare Society Journal, vol. 31.


Hodgson, A 2020, Clare's Late Styles. in The Lost Romantics: Forgotten Poets, Neglected Works, and One-Hit Wonders.

Hodgson, A 2019, Rhetoric and Feeling in Rupert Brooke. in Literary and Cultural Alternatives to Modernism: Unsettling Presences.

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