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Professor of English Literature, University of Dundee

Professor 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, Walter Scott, Lord Byron, and Mary Shelley


  • 2022–present
    Associate Dean, University of Dundee
  • 2023–present
    Professor , University of Dundee
  • 2020–2023
    Reader, 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