Jasmine Jagger



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I am a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow working on a project called Radical Rhymesters: the Female Comic Spirit in Victorian Verse, exploring overlooked senses of humour in nineteenth-century women poets. 

Between 2017 and 2020, I was a Postdoctoral Research Assistant and College Lecturer in English at the University of Oxford. 

My first book, Rhythms of Feeling in Edward Lear, T. S. Eliot, and Stevie Smith is forthcoming in June 2021 (Oxford University Press). I am also working on a British Academy and Society of Authors funded edition of (largely unpublished) Victorian correspondence: Edward Lear and the Tennysons, co-edited by Professor Peter Swaab (UCL) for Oxford University Press c. 2023. 

I have published essays in Romanticism, Victorian Poetry, Literary Imagination, The Cambridge Quarterly and Apollo art magazine, and recently co-edited a Special Issue for Victorian Poetry called New Work on Edward Lear.

For more on my postdoctoral research and public engagement at Oxford (for 'Knowing Edward Lear’), see: www.knowingedwardlear.com. For my online exhibition (with Lincolnshire County Heritage) of the letters between Edward Lear and the Tennyson family ('Learical Tennysons'), see www.learicaltennysons.co.uk.  

Education/Academic qualification

English Literature , PhD, University of Cambridge

English Language and Literature, BA (Hons), University of Cambridge

English Language and Literature (1800-1914), MA, University of Oxford

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