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Dr Niall Allsopp

Lecturer in Early Modern Literature (E&R)


Extension: 6365

Telephone: 01392 726365

I specialize in literature of the seventeenth century, and particularly the English Revolution. I am interested in how literature negotiates ideas of sovereignty, political obligations, public rituals, and social cohesion in a period when such concepts were radically tested.

Writers I am particularly interested in include: Andrew Marvell, Thomas Hobbes, John Dryden, Margaret Cavendish, Robert Herrick, Abraham Cowley, William Davenant, and John Milton.

Since completing my D.Phil. at Oxford in January 2016, I have taught literature in the period 1550-1830 at Oriel College, Oxford, first as Graduate Teaching Assistant, and latterly as Departmental Lecturer. I moved to Exeter in 2017 on a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship; as of 2018 I am now a full Lecturer at Exeter.