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Dr Jane Moore BA, MA, PhD (Wales)

Dr Jane Moore

BA, MA, PhD (Wales)

Reader

School of English, Communication and Philosophy

Email
moorejv@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5669
Campuses
2.19, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

My research interests and publications focus upon Romanticism, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Irish  literature, women's writing, and contemporary feminism.  

I am a leading authority on the work of the Irish poet Thomas Moore.  I am editor of The Satires of Thomas Moore (2003) and the author of many essays on the poet over the last twenty years.  I have recently completed a monograph on Moore, entitled The Surface Romanticism of Thomas Moore: Poetry, Sociability, and Song in the Romantic Period, a book which examines Moore’s creative practice and argues for his important role in the culture of British and Irish Romanticism.  

Before joining Cardiff University, I taught at Trinity College, Dublin and, later, at Université Charles de Gaulle - Lille III.  My first book The Feminist Reader, co-edited with Professor Catherine Belsey, appeared in 1989.  Since then I have published over 30 articles and book chapters.   I have worked extensively on the pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, and  am the author of Mary Wollstonecraft (1999) and editor of Mary Wollstonecraft (2012).  I am also interested in exploring the relationship between craftwork, creativity and the Romantic imagination and am planning a book-length study in this field.

My teaching at Cardiff informs my textbook, Key Concepts in Romantic Literature (2010, with John Strachan).  I am co-editor, with Strachan and Duncan Wu, of the Routledge Historical Resource on Romanticism, to be launched in autumn 2021.  I have taught at masters  level at Cardiff for many years and have been programme leader on the MA in English Literature.

I have been involved in supervising doctoral work on a range of topics, from Lynette Roberts and Virginia Woolf to the AHRC-funded project ‘Sailor Art: Maritime Making in the Long Nineteenth Century’ and, most recently, the cross-channel influence in educational writing by women in the later eighteenth and earlier nineteenth centuries, also AHRC-funded.  I also play a key role in the academic life of English at Cardiff University as one of the founders of the Cardiff Romanticism and Eighteenth-Century Seminar (CRECS).  

I have been English Literature Subject Lead for Cardiff University on the South West and Wales Doctoral Training Programme and Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies in the Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy.  I am currently Chair of the English Literature Undergraduate Examining Board. Outside Cardiff, I sit on the Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Award Boards for  Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Fellowships.  I have been Treasurer and Membership Secretary of the British Association for Romantic Studies and sat on the BARS First Book Prize panel.  I currently sit on the editorial board of the Charles Lamb Bulletin.  

 

 

 

Biography

I began my career as lecturer in Eighteenth-century poetry and the novel at Trinity College Dublin, moving afterwards to take up a permanent position at Cardiff University, where I have taught since 1990.  I have held a number of visiting lectureships and fellowships in France (at Université Charles de Gaulle, Lille III) and more recently, in Dublin, at TCD and Marsh's Library.

Honours and awards

Grants awarded

2012 Muriel McCarthy Research Fellowship
2008 British Academy Small Research Grant
2006 British Academy Overseas Conference Grant
2005 Cardiff University Research Travel Scheme Grant
2003 British Academy Overseas Conference Grant
2001-2 AHRB Research Leave Award to bring to completion The Satires of Thomas Moore

Professional memberships

Treasurer and Membership Secretary, British Association for Romantic Studies


Member of the International Assessment Board of the Irish Research Council  for the award of Postdoctoral Fellowships

Advisory Editorial Board Member, Women'™s  Writing
Member of Editorial Board, Assuming  Gender, peer-reviewed on-line journal, Cardiff University

Advisor on a bibliographical database on Thomas  Moore for the Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism (NCLC) series, published  by Layman Poupard Publishing, South Carolina, USA

Former member of AHRC Peer Review College

Former CCUE representative

Academic positions

1990-date:  (Successively) Lecturer,  Senior Lecturer, Reader in English Literature, Cardiff University

2012: Muriel McCarthy Research Fellow,  Marsh's Library Dublin

2005: Visiting Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin

1994-95: Visiting Lecturer at  Université Charles de Gaulle, Lille III

1993: Visiting Lecturer, University of Potsdam, Germany

1991: Visiting Lecturer, The University of the Philippines

1989-90: Lecturer in English  Literature, Trinity College Dublin.

Speaking engagements

Recent speaking engagements:

‘Kubla Khan’, speaker on panel organized by Professor Robin Jarvis, with Professors Tim Fulford (De Montford) and Nick Groom (Exeter), Bristol Festival of Ideas, May 2016.

‘Thomas Moore and the Social Life of Forms’, Marilyn Butler and the War of Ideas: A Commemorative Conference, Chawton House Library, December 2015.

‘Pattern and Romantic Creativity’, English Department Seminar, University of St Andrews, November 2015.

Committees and reviewing

University Roles

2014-16 : Programme Director of Postgraduate Research and Admissions Tutor, Encap-Literature

2014-16: English Subject Lead, South West and Wales Doctoral Training Programme

2014-15: University English representative for Encap-Lit

2013-14: Convenor, MA in English Literature and Admissions Tutor, MA in English Literature

External Committees

2013-present: British Association for Romantic Studies: Treasurer & Membership Secretary, & Executive Board Member

2013-present: Member of the International Assessment Board of the Irish Research Council for the award of Postdoctoral Fellowships

Publications

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2012

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1997

1996

1995

  • Moore, J. 1995. Problematising Postmodernism. In: Armstrong, I. and Ludwig, H. eds. Critical Dialogues: Current Issues in English Studies in Germany and Britain. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, pp. 131-141.
  • Moore, J. 1995. Theorizing the body's fictions. In: Adam, B. and Allan, S. eds. Theorizing culture: an interdisciplinary critique after postmodernism. London: UCL Press, pp. 70-86.
  • Moore, J. V. 1995. Feminist literary criticism. Archiv: für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 144, pp. 139-142.
  • Evans, M. and Moore, J. V. 1995. Reviews. Women: A Cultural Review 6(2), pp. 249-255. (10.1080/09574049508578240)

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1992

1991

1990

1988

1987

1986

Teaching

Ordinarily, I offer two team-taught undergraduate modules on the English  Literature programme: 'Introduction to Romantic Poetry' (year 2) and 'Second Generation Romantic Poets' (year 2).  I also teach on the MA in English Literature and am module leader of 'Wandering, Retreat, and Exile: the Romantic Imagination and Place'.

Current projects

I have recently completed a monograph on Thomas Moore, entitled Thomas Moore’s Surface Romanticism: Creativity and Culture in the Romantic Period, a book which examines both Moore’s own creative practice and poetic achievement and argues for his important role in the culture of British and Irish Romanticism I am also interested in exploring the relationship between craftwork, creativity and the Romantic imagination and am planning a book-length study in this field.  An intial essay on the subject, 'Pattern and Romantic Creativity', was published The Charles Lamb Bulletin, Spring 2016, New Series No. 163, 4-25.  I was also the recipient of a CUROP award (Cardiff University Research Opportunities Programme) for a project on 'Pattern and the Romantic Imagination: the creative interchange between poetry and needlework, 1780-1840'.

Research interests

My research interests and publications focus upon Romanticism, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Irish  literature, women's writing, and contemporary feminism.  

I am a leading authority on the work of the Irish poet Thomas Moore.  I am editor of The Satires of Thomas Moore (2003) and the author of many essays on the poet over the last twenty years.  I have recently completed a monograph on Moore, entitled Thomas Moore’s Surface Romanticism: Creativity and Culture in the Romantic Period, a book which examines both Moore’s own creative practice and poetic achievement and argues for his important role in the culture of British and Irish Romanticism.

Postgraduate students

I welcome applications from potential graduate students interested in researching any aspect of Romantic-era poetry and prose, especially the work of Thomas Moore, and I am also keen to hear from students who wish to work on women's craftwork during the period.

Recent PhDs supervised to successful completion include: Siriol McAvoy, The Presence of the Past: Medieval Encounters in the Writing of Virginia Woolf and Lynette Roberts, Katie Garner, Avalon Recovered:  The Arthurian Legend in British Women's Writing, 1775 - 1834, Jennifer Whitney, Playing with Dolls: Feminine  Subjectivity and the Posthuman, and Rachel Howard, Domesticating the Novel: Moral-Domestic Fiction, 1820-1834. 

Areas of expertise