Jasmine Jagger

Jasmine Jagger



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B.A. (Hons.) in English Language and Literature (Cambridge)

M.St. in English Language and Literature, 1800-1914 (Oxford)

Ph.D. in English Literature (Cambridge)


Present activity

I was appointed an Leverhulme Early Career Fellow of the Department of English and Creative Writing in September 2020. My research project, Radical Rhymesters: the Female Comic Spirit in Victorian Verse, explores overlooked senses of humour in nineteenth-century women poets.  Part of this involves the creation and development of an online database of over 1,000 humorous poems by nineteenth-century women covering a wide range of topics -- from politics, science, and religion, to marriage, home life, education, and work. This database will be released in July 2022.

My first book, Rhythms of Feeling in Edward Lear, T. S. Eliot, and Stevie Smith is forthcoming in April 2022 with Oxford University Press. In my reader report for this monograph, I was described as "one of the most exciting literary formalists currently writing".

I am also working on a British Academy and Society of Authors funded edition of the largely unpublished correspondence between Edward Lear and the Tennyson family, co-edited by Professor Peter Swaab (UCL) for Oxford University Press c. 2023. My online exhibition with Lincolnshire County Heritage ('Learical Tennysons') of some of these materials can be found here

Past activity

Between 2017 and 2018, I was a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the University of Oxford on an AHRC Leadership Award led by Professor Matthew Bevis entitled Knowing Edward Lear. Between 2018-2020 I was a Stipendiary Lecturer in English at Jesus College and Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford.

I have published essays in Romanticism (listed as one of the journal's 'most read articles' in 2019), Victorian PoetryLiterary Imagination, The Cambridge Quarterly and Apollo art magazine. I have co-edited a Special Issue for Victorian Poetry entitled New Work on Edward Lear. My video podcast series 'Edward Lear's Feelings' for Great Writers Inspire at the University of Oxford can be found here

I often advise on scripts and adaptations for the UK television and film industry.


BA in Victorian Literature

BA in Children's Literature 

BA Dissertations

MA/MA Dissertations in Children's Literature

Consultancy work

I am a Script Editor and Screenwriter represented by Casarotto Ramsay. I have advised on and edited high-profile adaptations for Radio, Television, and Film. For more information, please see my website.

External positions

Eleanor M. Garvey Fellow in Printing and Graphic Arts, Houghton Library, Harvard