William Edwards

William Edwards is a doctoral student in English literature, whose PhD thesis is supervised by Professor Patrick Vincent. His research explores a ‘Regency voice’ in the poetry of the Romantic period (associated with writers including Lord Byron, Samuel Rogers, Thomas Moore, and Thomas Campbell), with a particular focus on the anti-Romantic aesthetics of such a voice, as well as its political use as a means of asserting Whig values in a period of Tory ascendancy. His other interests revolve around British and American novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Academic background:
- King’s College, London (BA)
- 2019-20 Clarendon Scholar at Oxford University