Current and Recent Research Students
Mr Andrew Hodgson
I hold a First Class Honours BA in English Literature (2008), and an MA with Distinction in English Literary Studies (2010), both from Durham University. I am the recipient of a Beresford Scholarship (2009-10) and an AHRC Doctoral Award (2010-13). In 2012-13 I am in the third year of writing my doctoral thesis on manifestations of oddness and individuality in nineteenth- and early-twentieth century poetry – particularly in Clare, Hopkins, and Edward Thomas. I am a tutor on the English department’s Introduction to Poetry and Shakespeare modules.
Conference and Seminar Papers
‘John Clare, Love and Memory: “Black Absence Hides Upon the Past”’. The
Nineteenth-Century Memory: Approaches and Appropriations (Leeds Trinity, March 2012).
‘Thomas Lovell Beddoes: “Some Secret Stirring”’. Romanticism and Secrets (Bristol University, May 2012).
‘Edward Thomas and Names’. North East Nineteenth-Century Summer Speakers (Newcastle University, August 2012).
‘Form and Feeling in Clare’s Sonnets’. John Clare Society Journal 31 (2012) (July 2012).
‘Why We Should Drink to John Clare’. Research in English at Durham. Blog Article (http://readdurhamenglish.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/why-we-should-drink-to-john-clare/) (July 2012)