Dr Catherine Redford

My research interests lie in Romantic and Victorian literature, and I have published on Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, H. G. Wells, and the Gothic. I am particularly interested in depictions of apocalypse and dystopia in nineteenth-century literature. My doctoral thesis, which I am currently revising for publication as a monograph, considered the figure of the ‘Last Man’ on earth in Romantic literature. 


1660 to the present day.

I am a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award holder (2016-17) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I blog about Romanticism at www.catherineredford.co.uk.

College Website


  • ‘“Great safe places down deep”: Subterranean Spaces in the Early Novels of H. G. Wells’

  • ‘No love was left’: The failure of Christianity in Byron’s ‘Darkness’

  • Romantic Women Writers Reviewed, vol 1-3

  • Romantic Women Writers Reviewed, vols 4-6

  • More
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