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Studying the Eighteenth Century at Queen's

If you are interested in studying the eighteenth century at Queen's, there are many avenues. All of our Centre's members are active researchers and teachers and will deliver modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels that look at this fascinating period of history, whether that is from the perspective of languages, literature, politics or culture.

To find out more about opportunities to study the eighteenth century, check out the staff pages of our Queen's members and see below for the kinds of PhD projects that can be supported at Queen's.



Dr Leonie Hannan supervises projects on the social and cultural history of the eighteenth century, gender, material culture, intellectual life and the history of home.

Dr Nik Ribianszky supervises projects on African American history, race relations and gender.


English Literature

Professor Moyra Haslett supervises projects on eighteenth-century culture, especially literary groups, women's writing, textual conversations and fictions of female community; Irish fiction, 1680-1820; Byron's Don Juan; marxist and feminist literary theories.

Dr Daniel Roberts supervises projects on eighteenth-century Orientalism, Romantic prose, the Lake Writers and textual editing, among other areas in which he has research experience.



Dr Gabriel Sanchez-Espinosa supervises projects on the literature and culture of the Spanish Enlightenment and Book history.



Dr Sarah McCleave supervises projects on eighteenth-century theatre and dance and on the Gibson Massie-Moore collection.