Dr Bysshe Inigo Coffey
BA MRes Exeter, MA MPhil Camb, PhD Exeter
Early Career Fellow in English
- Core subject area: English language and literature/prosody/literary criticism
- Teaching: Literature in English 1740–1830; 1830–1910; and 1900–present, dissertations falling within that time. Graduate students working on Romantic, Victorian, and 20th-century topics.
- Research interests: The poetry, thought, reception history, and editing of Percy Bysshe Shelley; romanticism and Victorian studies; verse culture and prosody 1700–1950; textual scholarship and its history; disciplinarity and the beginnings of ‘Eng. Lit.’; critical and theoretical fads, fashions, and discipleship; Cambridge criticism; thought and works of I.A. Richards, C.K. Ogden, F.R. and Q.D. Leavis, William Empson, Kenneth Burke, and Harold Bloom; practical criticism and its history; history of ideas; radical conservatism and narratives of cultural decline; 18th- and 19th-century Greek, Latin, and French translation; Cornish language, literature, and nationalism.