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.


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
  • Individualism
  • 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.



  • Lyric Individualism: The Poetry of Clare, Hopkins, Thomas, and Gurney (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming).

Edited volumes

  • Selected Poems of John Keats (Macmillan Collector’s Library) (forthcoming, 2019).
  • Co-editor, with Oliver Clarkson, Romanticism 23.2 [‘Romantic Rhyme’ special number] (2017).

Book chapters

  • ‘Clare’s Late Styles’, Lost Romantics, ed. Norbert Lennartz (forthcoming)
  • ‘Rhetoric and Feeling in Rupert Brooke’, Literary and Cultural Alternatives to Modernism: Unsettling Presences, ed. Kostas Boyiopoulos, Tony Patterson, and Mark Sandy (forthcoming, 2019). 

Journal articles

  • ‘Gray’s Finish’, SEL, 1500-1900 (forthcoming, 2019).
  • ‘Clare on Wordsworth’, Wordsworth Circle 48.2 (2017): 102-109. 
  • ‘Romantic Rhyme and the Airs that Stray’ (co-author, with Oliver Clarkson), Romanticism [‘Romantic Rhyme’ 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.


  • 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.

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