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I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: - Eighteenth-century Periodicals - Literature and empire - Indian Literature in English - The Lake Writers - Ireland and Empire

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Personal profile


My principal areas of interest are in the Romantic period and in writing in English from the Indian subcontinent. I have taught at Loyola College (Chennai), Magdalene College (Cambridge), and Manchester University before taking up my present appointment.

Research Statement

The postcolonial legacy of British Romantic imperialism in India is the point of intersection between my interests in the Romantic period and Indian literature in English. My publications to date (2006) include two scholarly editions, a monograph, and a collection of critical essays,apart from various journal articles spanning eighteenth-century to contemporary literature. My edition of Robert Southey's The Curse of Kehama (volume 4 of Robert Southey: Poetical Works, 1793-1810, 5 vols., 2004) uncovers the extent of Southey's engagement with orientalist and indological researches of his time, and traces in detail his revision of the text from early drafts of the poem to its final publication in 1810. The five-volume Southey edition was honoured by the Modern Language Association of America through its biennial prize for a Distinguished Scholarly edition for 2004-5. My edition of De Quincey's Autobiographic Sketches (comprising the two opening volumes of his own collected edition of his writings, Selections Grave and Gay) was published as volume 19 of The Works of Thomas De Quincey, 21 vols., 2000-2003. My first book, Revisionary Gleam: De Quincey, Coleridge and the High Romantic Argument (Liverpool UP, 2000), explores the literary relationship between De Quincey and Coleridge in the context of canonical models of literary influence. Together with Prof. Robert Morrison, I have edited a collection of critical essays entitled Thomas De Quincey: New Theoretical and Critical Directions (Routledge, 2008).


My teaching at Queen's currently includes the following modules:

110 ENG 101 and 210 ENG 102: Introduction to English I and II (Level 1)
110 ENG 262: Eighteenth-century and Romantic Literature (Level 2)
110ENG 375: Discovering the Orient, 1660-1832 (Level 3)
210ENG368: Modern Indian Fiction in English: Texts and Contexts (Level 3)
210 ENG 767: Modern Indian Literature in English: Constructing the Nation (M.A.)

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Projects 2006 2011

R1849ENG: Literature of Our Times

Roberts, D.


Project: Research

Research Output 1997 2019

Ireland's Imperial Connections, 1775-1947

Roberts, D. S. (ed.) & Wright, J. J. (ed.), 2019, Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. 323 p. ( Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Irish Studies
World History

“Humble Obedience to the Will of Heaven”: Charles Johnston’s Providential and Migratory Sensibility

Roberts, D. S. & Wright, J. J., 07 Dec 2019, Ireland's Imperial Connections, 1775-1947. Roberts, D. S. & Wright, J. J. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 103-120 18 p. (Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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‘The Only Irish Magazine’: Early Blackwood’s and the Production of Irish ‘National Character’

Roberts, D. S., 01 Oct 2017, In : Romanticism. 23, 3, p. 262-271

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
National Character
Irish Literature

India and Europe in the Global Eighteenth Century

Roberts, D. (ed.), Sanchez Espinosa, G. (ed.) & Davies, S. (ed.), 2014, Oxford: Voltaire Foundation. 341 p. (Studies in the Enlightenment)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

The History of Arsaces, Prince of Betlis

Roberts, D. (ed.), 2014, Four Courts Press. 240 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook