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David Francis Taylor

Associate Professor of English, University of Warwick

I'm Associate Professor of English at the University of Warwick. I specialize in eighteenth-century literature and culture, with particular interests in satire, political parody, theatre, oratory, and visual culture. Much of my work explores – from a variety of angles – the relationships between literary and parliamentary political cultures and between literary and visual cultures in the long eighteenth century.


  • 2014–present
    Assistant Professor, Dept. of English & Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick
  • 2011–2014
    Assistant Professor, Dept. of English, University of Toronto
  • 2010–2011
    Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto


  • 2009 
    University of Cambridge, PhD in English Literature
  • 2006 
    University of Cambridge, MPhil in English Literature
  • 2005 
    University of St. Andrews, MA (Hons.) in English Literature


  • 2014
    Oxford Handbook of the Georgian Theatre, 1737-1832, (Oxford University Press)
  • 2012
    Theatres of Opposition: Empire, Revolution, and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, (Oxford University Press)