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Dr Clare Bucknell

BA, MPhil, DPhil
Quondam Fellow since 2019
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.
Dr Clare Bucknell
  • Background

    • Examination Fellow, All Souls College (from 2012 to 2019)
    • 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)
  • Research interests

    • Eighteenth-century poetry
    • The history of genre
    • Enlightenment intellectual history
  • Selected publications

    • 'Satire, Morality and Criticism, 1930-1965', in P. Bullard (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Eighteenth-Century Satire (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018).
    • 'Luxury and Political Economy in Estate Poetry, 1670-1750', Philological Quarterly 96.3 (2017).
    • 'Churchill in the Middle', Critical Quarterly 59.4 (2017).
    • 'Verse Satire from the Renaissance to the Romantic Period', in Andrew Hadfield (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in British and Irish Literature (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).
    • 'Byron's Early Satires and the Influence of Churchill', Essays in Criticism 66 (2016), 360-382.
    • 'The Roman Adversarial Dialogue in Eighteenth-Century Political Satire', Translation and Literature 24 (2015), 291-318.
    • 'The Mid-Eighteenth-Century Georgic and Agricultural Improvement', Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 36 (2013), 335-52.