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Professor of Romantic Studies, University of Leicester

Philip Shaw is Professor of Romantic Studies in the School of English at the University of Leicester. Philip maintains research interests in romanticism, literature, visual culture, and the representation of war.

He is the author of an inter-disciplinary book, entitled Suffering and Sentiment in Romantic Military Art (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013), which examines representations of the effects of war on men, women and children in paintings, sketches, poetry and prose in the long eighteenth century. This book engages with themes emerging from his earlier study, Waterloo and the Romantic Imagination (Houndmills: Palgrave, 2002). He is also the editor of a collection of essays on war and romanticism entitled Romantic Wars: Studies in Culture and Conflict, 1793-1822 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000).

He is currently working on several new research projects, including a collection of cross-disiplinary essays on war and visual culture during the revolutionary and Napoleonic wars, and a monograph on art, literature and war from the Seven Years' War to the Crimean War.


  • –present
    Professor of Romantic Studies, University of Leicester