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  • Department of English and Creative Writing Fincham 204B

20102019

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Personal profile

Biography

My research focuses on medievalism and antiquarianism in the period c.1400-c.1750. My first book, Anglo-Saxonism and the Idea of Englishness in Eighteenth-Century Britain, explores how early medieval English literature and history influenced scholarly and popular ideas about the relationship between Old English and Anglo-Saxon culture, and a sense of English identity. 

I am currently working on a series of related projects concerned with book history and collecting, and textual editing, in the early modern period. These include studies of the editing and reading of medieval chronicles in the early modern period based on provenance and annotations; early modern practices of translating Old and Middle English, and Anglo-Norman texts; and private collections of English manuscripts, incunables and early printed books. 

I collaborate regularly with partners across the cultural heritage sector, particularly provincial heritage libraries, archives and museums. In 2015 I became Librarian and Archivist to the Spalding Gentlemen's Society, Britain's oldest provincial intellectual society, founded in 1710. I am currently editing the first of six volumes of the SGS' illustrated minute books, which detail the Society's activities from 1710-29, and preparing catalogues of Spalding's three early modern libraries. In addition to leading the Society's research programme and academic collaborations I provide consultancy for Midlands heritage collections on the conservation, cataloguing and display of rare books, manuscripts and related specimens and artefacts.

I am currently co-supervising three collaborative doctoral awards, based on the collections of the Spalding Gentlemen's Society, Kew Gardens, and Keats House and London Metropolitan Archives. I am always interested in hearing from prospective PhD students with interests in medievalism from the early modern period to the present, antiquarianism, book history, library and archive based projects, and linguistic- and material-based approaches to textual scholarship.

External positions

Librarian & Archivist, Spalding Gentlemen's Society

Research Output

  • 4 Book/Film/Article review
  • 3 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Other contribution

Seeing History: Illustration, Poetic Drama, and the National Past

Frazier Wood, D., Apr 2019, Romanticism and Illustration. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 70-93

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Plate 2.3: A portrait of Mr. Holmes, deputy keeper of the records in the Tower

Frazier Wood, D., 14 Nov 2018, (Accepted/In press) University of Missouri.

Research output: Other contribution

Charter Horns and the Antiquarian Imagination in Early Modern England

Frazier Wood, D., Sep 2017, In : Studies in Medievalism. 26, p. 67-86

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Activities

  • 2 Participation in conference
  • 1 Invited talk

International Congress on Medieval Studies

Dustin Frazier Wood (Invited speaker)
10 May 201813 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Institutions of Literature, 1700-1900

Dustin Frazier Wood (Keynote/plenary speaker)
31 Mar 20172 Dec 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference