Posted on 20 March 2019
Congratulations go to CECS and Department of English and Related Literature students Gabriella Barnard-Edmunds and Alice Rhodes who have been awarded a British Association for Romantic Studies Stephen Copley Research Award to support their research. Gabriella has also been awarded a Patrick Nuttgens Award from the York Georgian Society. We look forward to hearing more about your research trips in the coming months!
Gabriella will be using her awards to visit the John Johnson Collection at the Bodleian, which has the richest extant collection of carriage-related ephemera in the country. Gabriella hopes to gain insight into the history of carriage design and production to bolster her literary investigation of Georgian carriages.
Alice will ber using her Copley Award to visit Derby Local Studies Library and the Library of Birmingham to carry out research into orator, poet, and early speech therapist, John Thelwall's manuscript poetry and letters as part of her research for her thesis: "' Mechanic Art and Elocutionary Sciene': Speech Production British Literature 1770s-1820s".