Dr Clare Bucknell
BA, MPhil, DPhil
Examination Fellow since 2012
My research focusses on poetry of the mid- and later eighteenth century. I am especially interested in what happened to formal verse satire after 1750, and have worked on satirists including Charles Churchill, John Wolcot ('Peter Pindar') and Lord Byron. I also have interests in early modern classical reception, Enlightenment intellectual history and the history of criticism, particularly criticism of satire in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
- Examination Fellow, All Souls College (from 2012)
- Postgraduate at Magdalen College, Oxford (from 2011 to 2012)
- Postgraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge (from 2010 to 2011)
- Undergraduate at Magdalen College, Oxford (from 2007 to 2010)
- Eighteenth-century poetry
- The history of genre
- Enlightenment intellectual history
- 'Byron's Early Satires and the Influence of Churchill', Essays in Criticism 66:3 (July 2016), 360-382.
- 'Satire', Oxford Bibliographies in British and Irish Literature (forthcoming, 2015)
- 'The Roman Adversarial Dialogue in Eighteenth-Century Political Satire', Translation and Literature 24:3 (November 2015), 291-318.
- 'The Mid-Eighteenth-Century Georgic and Agricultural Improvement', Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 36:3 (September 2013), 335-52.
Teaching and supervision
- Eighteenth-century and Romantic Literature (FHS Paper 6)
Research awards and grants
- AHRC postgraduate funding awards (2010-11; 2011-12).