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Nicky Lloyd

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About me

I specialise in fiction of the Romantic period, with a particular focus on the Irish national tale and the interactions between Romanticism and Enlightenment. I am currently preparing a monograph on the influence of Enlightenment moral philosophy on the formal evolution of the Romantic-period novel, considering the Jacobin novel, the national tale, historical fiction and moral-evangelical fiction. I also have interests in the digital humanities, book illustration and visual cultures.

I have published articles and chapters on the popular novel in the Romantic period, the digital image archive and illustrations studies and the Irish novelist Lady Morgan. I am one of the authors of The Palgrave Guide to Gothic Publishing: The Business of Gothic Fiction, 1764–1835, due for completion in 2017, and I am currently preparing a scholarly edition of Mary Julia Young’s gothic–national tale Donalda; or, the Witches of Glenshiel (1805).

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Cardiff University
  • MA Cardiff University
  • BA Cardiff University.

Professional qualifications

  • FHEA - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (from 2016).

Professional memberships

  • Member and Administrator of the British Association for Romantic Studies.

Subjects

I teach the following undergraduate modules:

  • EN4001: Critical Reading I
  • EN4008: Print, Book and Candle: The Production, Form and Reception of Literary Texts
  • EN5050: Romanticism and the Self (module co-ordinator)
  • EN6001: English Project.

Teaching specialism

  • Romantic-period fiction and poetry
  • Book history
  • Material cultures and digital humanities
  • Popular fiction and print culture from 1780 to 1820
  • Gothic literature.

Research and academic outputs

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Lady Morgan and "the babbling page of history": cultural transition as performance in the Irish national tale
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Lloyd, N (2018) 'Lady Morgan and "the babbling page of history": cultural transition as performance in the Irish national tale.' In: Connolly, C, ed. Irish literature in transition, 1780-1830. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. (Forthcoming)


Canals, commerce and the construction of nation in Sydney Owenson’s O’Donnel
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Lloyd, N (2017) 'Canals, commerce and the construction of nation in Sydney Owenson’s O’Donnel.' Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780–1840, 22. pp. 52-65. ISSN 1748-0116


Lost visions: a descriptive metadata crowdsourcing and search platform for nineteenth-century book illustrations
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Havery, I and Lloyd, N (2016) 'Lost visions: a descriptive metadata crowdsourcing and search platform for nineteenth-century book illustrations.' Studies in the Digital Humanities - Proceedings of the Digital Humanities Congress 2014. ISSN 2050-7224


“Rebellion in the Celestial Empire”: Sino-Irish sympathy in Sydney Owenson’s 'Florence Macarthy'
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Lloyd, N (2016) '“Rebellion in the Celestial Empire”: Sino-Irish sympathy in Sydney Owenson’s 'Florence Macarthy'.' European Romantic Review, 27 (1). pp. 39-54. ISSN 1050-9585


Mary Julia Young: a biographical and bibliographical study
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Lloyd, N (2008) 'Mary Julia Young: a biographical and bibliographical study.' Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780–1840, 18. ISSN 1748-0116


“Entirely of Eastern extraction”: Sino-Irish sympathy in John Wilson Croker’s 'An intercepted letter' and Sydney Owenson’s 'Florence Macarthy'
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Lloyd, N (2015) “Entirely of Eastern extraction”: Sino-Irish sympathy in John Wilson Croker’s 'An intercepted letter' and Sydney Owenson’s 'Florence Macarthy'. In: BARS International Conference: Romantic Imprints, 16 - 19 July 2015, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales.


Lost visions: the digital image archive and illustration studies
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Thomas, J and Lloyd, N (2015) Lost visions: the digital image archive and illustration studies. In: Digital Material Conference, 21 - 22 May 2015, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.


Lost visions: retrieving the visual element of printed books from the nineteenth century
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Thomas, J, Lloyd, N and Harvey, I (2014) Lost visions: retrieving the visual element of printed books from the nineteenth century. In: Digital Humanities Congress, 4 - 6 September 2014, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.


Ann Radcliffe and Enlightenment moral philosophy
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Lloyd, N (2014) Ann Radcliffe and Enlightenment moral philosophy. In: Radcliffe at 250: Gothic and Romantic Imaginations, 27 - 29 June 2014, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.


”Breaking the great chain of society”: sympathy in the fiction of Ann Radcliffe and Charlotte Dacre
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Lloyd, N (2009) ”Breaking the great chain of society”: sympathy in the fiction of Ann Radcliffe and Charlotte Dacre. In: British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) International Conference: Romantic Circulations, 23 -26 July 2009, Roehampton University, London, UK.


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