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Reader in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Literature, University of Dundee

Dr Daniel Cook works on 18th- and 19th-century literature, book history and reading, authorship and appropriation, the gothic and the fantastical, the history of the novel, poetic form and genre, and Scottish and Irish writing more broadly. Authors of specific interest include Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, and Walter Scott. His recent books include "Reading Swift's Poetry" (Cambridge University Press, 2020), "Walter Scott and Short Fiction" (Edinburgh University Press, 2021), and "Austen After 200" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021).


  • 2020–present
    Reader in English, University of Dundee
  • 2016–2020
    Senior Lecturer in English, University of Dundee
  • 2012–2016
    Lecturer in English, University of Dundee
  • 2011–2012
    Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2009–2011
    Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, University of Bristol
  • 2008–2009
    Research Fellow, Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift


  • 2008 
    University of Cambridge, PhD in English