Staff profile

Dr Anna Burton


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Subject

English, Creative Writing and Publishing

College

College of Arts, Humanities and Education

ORCiD ID

0000-0001-7378-9928

Email

A.Burton@derby.ac.uk

About

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in English Literature. My research is concerned with environmental perception and writing about nature in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Research interests

My primary research is concerned with eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature and is engaged within the environmental humanities more broadly. I have a particular interest in the literary representations of trees and arboreal space, the 'Picturesque' writings of William Gilpin, the nineteenth-century novel, and nature and natural history writing.

My first monograph, Trees in Nineteenth-Century English Fiction: The Silvicultural Novel, was published in March 2021 with Routledge's Environmental Humanities Series.

My current research project is focused on the literary and cultural history of the Rowan tree.

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