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Jane Moore  BA, MA, PhD (Wales)

Dr Jane Moore

BA, MA, PhD (Wales)


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I have considerable experience as a teacher and author in the field of British and Irish Romantic-era literature and, in particular, have built up a strong research profile on the nineteenth-century Irish poet, songwriter and novelist, Thomas Moore (no relation!).  I have also published widely on the work of Mary Wollstonecraft and on Romantic-era women's writing more broadly.

I play a key role in the extra-curricular academic life of Cardiff University as one of the founders of the Cardiff Romanticism and Eighteenth-Century Seminar (CRECS).  I am also closely involved in the running of the PGR programme in English Literature and for the past two years have been English Literature Subject Lead for Cardiff University on the South West and Wales Doctoral Training Programme.

Outside Cardiff, I sit on the Irish Research Council Inner Assessment Board for the award of Postdoctoral Fellowships and I am Treasurer and Membership Secretary of the British Association for Romantic Studies.



  • Moore, J. 2023. Music. In: Morrison, R. ed. The Oxford Book of British Romantic Prose. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Moore, J. 2023. Mary Lamb and the men. Charles Lamb Bulletin 176(Winter), pp. 35-49.


















  • Moore, J. 1996. Mary Wollstonecraft. Writers and their work. Plymouth: Northcote House.
  • Moore, J. V. and Demoor, M. 1996. Introduction. BELLS 7, pp. 3-8.


  • 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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Current projects

I am curently writing a monograph on Thomas Moore's literary legacy in the Romantic period, entitled Surface Romanticism: The Case of Thomas Moore

I am also working on the interplay between poetry and women's craftwork in the Romantic period and have recently published an essay on tthe relationship between Romantic-era women's writing and needlecraft entitled 'Pattern and  Romantic Creativity', The Charles Lamb Bulletin, Spring 2016, New Series No. 163, 4-25.  In the summer of 2015 I received 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 to date has focused on British and Irish Romanticism, specifically the Irish poet and satirist Thomas Moore as well as the work of Mary Wollstonecraft.  Additionally, I am interested in exploring pattern and form in Romantic-period writing and needlecraft.

I edited the first scholarly edition of The Satires of Thomas Moore, and am currently writing a monograph on Thomas Moore'™s literary legacy in the Romantic period, entitled Surface Romanticism: The Case of Thomas Moore .  I am author of Mary Wollstonecraft (1997) and editor of the volume of essays Mary Wollstonecraft (2012). I am also co-author, with John Strachan, of Key Concepts in Romantic Literature, 1789-1830 (2010).

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: Katie Garner, Avalon Recovered:  The Arthurian Legend in British Women's Writing, 1775 - 1834, Jennifer Whitney, Playing with Dolls: Feminine  Subjectivity and the Posthuman, Rachel Howard, Domesticating the Novel: Moral-Domestic Fiction, 1820-1834.


I am Research Leave during the academic year 2016-17.

Ordinarily, I offer two undergraduate modules on the English  Literature programme: 'Introduction to Romantic Poetry' (year 2) and 'Second Generation Romantic Poets' (year 3).  I also co-teach (with Dr James Castell) a new module for the MA in English Literature entiteld 'Romantic Poetry and Place'.



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.

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Grantiau a ddyfarnwyd

2012 Muriel McCarthy Research Fellowship
2008 Grant Ymchwil Bach yr Academi Brydeinig
2006 Grant Cynhadledd Dramor yr Academi Brydeinig
2005 Grant Cynllun Teithio Ymchwil Prifysgol Caerdydd
2003 Grant Cynhadledd Dramor yr Academi Brydeinig
2001-2 Gwobr Absenoldeb Ymchwil AHRB i gwblhau The Satires of Thomas Moore

Aelodaethau proffesiynol

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

Safleoedd academaidd blaenorol

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.

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University Roles

2014-16 : Programme Director of Postgraduate Research and Admisisons 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