Dr Thomas Owens

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Dr Thomas Owens
D.Phil at St John’s College, Oxford
Position/Fellowship type:
Early Career Research Fellow
Fellowship term:
04-Apr-2018 to 04-Oct-2018
Institute of English Studies
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
English Literature
Summary of research interests and expertise:

Tom Owens completed his D.Phil in English at St John’s College, Oxford, in 2013. He was a Junior Research Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge, until September 2017, when he took up a Teaching Fellowship at UCL which ended in March this year.

He has written a monograph for Oxford University Press on the importance of astronomical ideas and discoveries to William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. His most recent articles have been on: Jonathan Swift and Matthew Arnold; the Romantic reception of Michelangelo’s sonnets; and Gerard Manley Hopkins. His second book project, which he is researching at the Institute of English Studies, is an examination of the early nineteenth-century reception of seventeenth-century prose style.

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