Professor Paul Baines B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Professor English

    Research

    Research Interest 1

    Early modern and eighteenth-century literature and history, especially on issues related to crime and punishment, satire, marginal figures, literary biography, textual editing, the history of the book and of authorship. Writers on whom I have worked include Juvenal, Rochester, Oldham, Congreve, Defoe, Swift, Pope, Johnson, Walpole, Inchbald, Baillie, Charlotte Smith and many minor figures. I have supervised doctoral work on satire, text editing, book history, gothic fiction, the sonnet revival, eighteenth-century women's writing, and crime writing.

    Research Grants

    Edmund Curll :A Bio-Bibliographical Study.

    BRITISH ACADEMY (UK)

    October 2001 - September 2003

    Exchange agreement with Huntington Library, California.

    BRITISH ACADEMY (UK)

    April 2003 - May 2003

    Edmund Curll: A bio-bibliographical study (London Newspapers).

    BRITISH ACADEMY (UK)

    May 2003 - September 2003

    Edmund Curll, bookseller.

    BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY (UK)

    March 2003 - December 2003

    Edward Rushton: A Bicentenary Conference

    MODERN HUMANITIES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (UK)

    November 2014

    Crime and Punishment in Augustan Poetry

    ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC)

    October 2006 - January 2007

    Research Collaborations

    Professor Pat Rogers

    External: University of South Florida

    Ongoing research into early eighteenth-century publishing, particularly the work of Edmund Curll

    Dr Julian Ferraro

    Internal

    Co-editors of Longman Annotated English Poets series edition of Poems of Alexander Pope, volume 1