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Durham University

Department of English Studies


Academic Staff

Dr Martin Dubois

Assistant Professor in the Department of English Studies
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42578
Room number: Room A63, Elvet Riverside

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Office hour: Monday 2-3

I came to Durham in 2018, having previously taught at Newcastle and Teesside. My main interest is in nineteenth-century poetry and poetics. My first book, Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Poetry of Religious Experience, appeared from Cambridge University Press in 2017 (paperback 2019). The book contests established views of Hopkins’s poetry as a unified project by exploring the shifting way in which he imagines religious belief in individual history. Other recent work includes an essay on Edward Lear and the colonial dimensions of Victorian nonsense for Victorian Studies. My current projects include a study of Victorian poetry and regional dialect. 

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and serve on the editorial board of the journal Hopkins Quarterly.


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  • Dubois, Martin (2016). Forms. In Nineteenth-Century Poetry: Criticism and Debates. Herapath, Jonathan & Mason, Emma. Routledge.
  • Dubois, Martin (2015). Private voices: diary journals, correspondence, autobiography. In The Cambridge Companion to John Ruskin. O'Gorman, Francis. Cambridge University Press.
  • Dubois, Martin (2013). Hopkins's Beauty. In The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry. Bevis, Matthew. Oxford University Press.

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