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Catherine Redford

Career Development Fellow, University of Oxford

Catherine is a Career Development Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford. Her research interests lie in Romantic and Victorian literature, and she has published on Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, Romantic depictions of ruined cities, and the Gothic. She was awarded Highly Commended in the Keats Shelley Prize (2012) and was a finalist in the BBC’s New Generation Thinkers competition (2013).

Catherine's doctoral dissertation, which she is currently revising for publication as a monograph, considers the figure of the Last Man on earth in Romantic literature. Focussing on a range of novels, poems, and plays written between 1806 and 1833, her research covers key figures of the Romantic movement, including Mary Shelley and Lord Byron, as well as lesser-known and non-canonical writers such as Thomas Hood, Thomas Campbell, and George Dibdin Pitt.


  • –present
    Career Development Fellow, University of Oxford