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Marianne Brooker

SOAS, University of London

Thesis title: Romantic Collections and the 'Materials of Method

Supervisors: Dr Luisa Calè

My thesis will explore the concept of method in the romantic period, with a special focus on the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It looks particularly at the intersections between poetry collections and encyclopaedias, and at contemporary reading and reviewing practices.

I completed my BA (hons) in English at the University of Cambridge in 2014, and my MPhil in Eighteenth Century and Romantic Studies, also at Cambridge, in 2015. My masters thesis was titled 'The New Auxiliary: Supplementary Descriptions of Sir John Soane's House and Museum'. I am now at Birkbeck and continuing to research modes and methods of collecting, this time in relation to texts such as miscellanies, anthologies, encyclopaedias and periodicals.
I am an editorial intern in academic publishing online at 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long-Nineteenth Century.

Research interests

Collection and compilation; encyclopaedism; museums, digital humanities; eighteenth century and romantic-period literature; the intersections between law and literature.


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