Dr Shaun Regan


Dr Regan has wide-ranging interests in the literature and culture of the ‘long’ eighteenth century (1660-1820), including prose fiction, periodical writing, satire, and slave narratives.

He is the author of Making the Novel: Fiction and Society in Britain, 1660-1789 (2006, with Brean Hammond) and editor of Reading 1759: Literary Culture in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain and France (2013) and of The Culture of the Seven Years' War: Empire, Identity, and the Arts in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World (2014, with Frans De Bruyn).

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Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Eighteenth-century literature (1660-1820)
  • Prose fiction: Behn to Austen
  • Laurence Sterne
  • Literature of slavery & abolition, 1660-1840
  • Contemporary historical fiction
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