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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 29208 75669
Campuses
John Percival Building, Room 2.19, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

My area of research expertise is British and Irish Romanticism.  I received my PhD from Cardiff University in 1991 for a thesis on the early feminist author, Mary Wollstonecraft, and have since published two books and several articles and essays on her work.  I am currently Reader in English Literature in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy.  I began my teaching career at Trinity College, Dublin, and have held several visiting lectureships at universities in Europe and overseas during my tenure at Cardiff, including Université de Gaulle, Lille III, the University of Potsdam, the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, and De la Salle University, Metro Manila, Philippines.

I have a record of international research excellence in late eighteenth-century literature and Romanticism, with a focus on Irish Romanticism, specifically the work of the satirist, poet and song-writer, Thomas Moore (1779-1852).  My edition The Satires of Thomas Moore (600pp., 2003) is the first modern scholarly edition of his work and helped to inspire the current resurgence of interest in Moore.  More recently, my work on Moore has broadened to include studies of his lyric writing and song in the context of Irish Romanticism.  I have recently completed the MS of my monograph, The Surface Romanticism of Thomas Moore: Poetry, Sociability and Song, an interdisciplinary study of the relationship between poetry and music that offers a revisionary account of the aesthetic value and political valency of Moore’s surface technique. 

I am currently working towards a substantial government-funded grant proposal ‘Women in Eighteenth-Century Catch and Glee Club Culture in Britain and Ireland’, which brings together my interests in national popular song and poetry. I enjoy thinking across disciplinary boundaries, as evidenced by my jointly-authored book, Key Concepts in Romantic Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), which spans the breadth of Romantic-period history, politics, and culture, and by the production (with Professor Duncan Wu, Georgetown University, Washington DC, and Professor John Strachan, Bath Spa University) of a new, very substantial online digital resource, Routledge Historical Resources: Romanticism (2020).  https://librarianresources.taylorandfrancis.com/product-info/digital-products/online-resources/romanticism/

I have been influential in helping to enrich the profile of Romanticism at Cardiff and was instrumental, in 2014, in the foundation of the Cardiff Eighteenth-Century and Romanticism Seminar (CRECS), which offers a cohesive, dynamic, and welcoming intellectual community for students and teachers of eighteenth-century and Romanticism.  

I sit on the Government of Ireland’s three major grant awarding bodies, I am a trustee of The Charles Lamb Society and serve on the editorial board of The Charles Lamb Bulletin.  I am a member of the British Association for Romantic Studies and served on the Executive Board of BARS as Treasurer and Membership Secretary from 2013-19.  I have previously served on the AHRC-SWWDTP Management Group and am keen to foster the careers of PhD students,  having supervised many externally-funded Cardiff PhDs to successful completion.  

I am currently Chair of ENCAP  Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion and led the School's submission for Athena Swan Bronze accreditation (awarded January 2023). I am committed to honoring EDI principles in my teaching and resarch, and in my wider contribution to the university community.

Publication

2024

  • Moore, J. 2024. Music. In: Morrison, R. ed. The Oxford Handbook of British Romantic Prose. Oxford University Press, pp. 485-500., (10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198834540.013.26)
  • Moore, J. 2024. Music. In: Morrison, R. ed. The Oxford Book of British Romantic Prose. Oxford: Oxford University Press

2023

2021

2020

2017

2016

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2005

2003

2001

2000

1997

1996

  • 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.

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)

1994

1992

1991

1990

1988

1987

1986

Articles

Book sections

Books

Research

Current projects

I have recently completed the MS of my monograph, The Surface Romanticism of Thomas Moore: Poetry, Sociability and Song, an interdisciplinary study of the relationship between poetry and music that offers a revisionary account of the aesthetic value and political valency of Moore’s surface technique.  I am currently working towards a grant proposal ‘Women in Eighteenth-Century Catch and Glee Club Culture in Britain and Ireland’, which brings together my interests in national popular song and poetry.

Mary Lamb is another area of research interest.  I am interested in Lamb's work as a needlewoman, which is the subject of my essay 'Pattern and Romantic Creativity' Charles Lamb Bulletin 163 (2015).  Despite murdering her mother with a carving knife, Lamb received many generous tributes from literary men her circle.  Those tributes form the subject of my recent essay, 'Mary Lamb and the Men' (Charles Lamb Bulletin, 176 (2022). and my paper for the Charles Lamb Brithday Lecture (February 2020). Lamb Society, 13 February 2020: https://charleslambsociety.com/docs/Jane%20Moore%202021%20Birthday%20Lecture.mp4

Research interests

My areas of research interest are British and Irish Romanticism and women's writing of the Romantic period.

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.  I am also keen to hear from students who wish to work on women's writing and craftwork during the period.

PhDs supervised to successful completion include:

Alastair Dawson, Criss-Crossing the Channel: Women’s Educational Discourse in Britain and France, 1750-1820

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

Rachel Howard, Domesticating the Novel: Moral-Domestic Fiction, 1820-1834. 

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'.

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 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.

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