Before taking up the chair of English literature at Lund in July 2016, my academic career brought me from the National University of Ireland at Galway to the universities of Cambridge, Glasgow, York, St. Mary's, and Copenhagen. My research examines various aspects of the intellectual life and cultural history of Britain during the late eighteenth century and 'romantic' period. Current interests include the relationship between romanticisms and romantic nationalisms in Britain and the Nordic countries. In the longer term, I'm contemplating a book about romanticism and the weather.
I sit on the board of the Nordic Association for Romantic Studies and I am one of the editors of the Association's journal, 'Romantik: Journal for the Study of Romanticisms'.
About the research
My research concerns various aspects of the intellectual life and cultural history of Britain in the late eighteenth century and Romantic period. I sit on the board of the Nordic Association for Romantic Studies and I am one of the editors of the Association's journal, Romantik: Journal for the Study of Romanticisms.
- Duffy, C. (2013). The Landscapes of the Sublime 1700-1830 : Classic Ground. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Duffy, C. (2005). Shelley and the Revolutionary Sublime. Cambridge Studies in Romanticism. Cambridge University Press.
- Duffy, C. (accepted/in press). (Ed.) A Description of the Valley of Chamouni, in Savoy [Scholarly Edition]. Romantic Circles Electronic Editions.
- Duffy, C. (2017). (Ed.) Romantic Norths : Anglo-Nordic Exchanges, 1770-1842. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Duffy, C. & Donovan, J. (2016). (Eds.) Percy Bysshe Shelley : Selected Poems and Prose. Penguin.
- Duffy, C., Howell, P. & Ruddell, C. (2013). (Eds.) Romantic Adaptations : Essays in Mediation and Remediation. Routledge.
- Duffy, C. & Howell, P. (2011). (Eds.) Cultures of the sublime : Selected readings, 1700-1830. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Duffy, C., Donovan, J., Everest, K. & Rossington, M. (2011). (Eds.) The Poems of Shelley : Volume Three: 1819 - 1820. Longman annotated English poets. Routledge.
- Duffy, C. (2016). 'There was a time' : William Wordsworth and Jens Baggesen recollecting childhood. ANQ, 28, 170-173.
- Duffy, C. (2015). 'Of which no trace remains' : Percy Shelley's other 'lyrical drama' and the inception of Hellas. Studies in English Literature, 55, 817-840.
- Duffy, C. (2015). 'The story of this place' : Dronninggaard, John Carr, and forgotten works by William Hayley and Leigh Hunt. e-RomantikStudier, 1.
- Duffy, C. (2015). Percy Shelley's 'Unfinished Drama' and the Problem of the Jane Williams Poems. European Romantic Review, 26, 615-632.
- Duffy, C. (2014). 'Less accessible than thou or God' : where does Shelley locate Ahasuerus in Hellas. Notes and Queries, 61, 517-519.
- Duffy, C. (2014). 'My purpose was humbler, but also higher' : Thomas De Quincey's 'System of the Heavens', popular science, and the sublime. Romanticism, 20, 1-14.
- Duffy, C. (2014). 'Radiant as the morning star' : a little-known Shelley fragment and its context. Notes and Queries, 61, 35-523.
- Duffy, C. (2014). 'Such sweet and bitter pain as mine' : Mary Wollstonecraft's Short Residence and Shelley's 'Lines written in the Bay of Lerici'. Notes and Queries, 61, 519-523.
- Duffy, C. (2014). De Quincey's 'fearful enemy' : a possible source for the 'Malay' in Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. Notes and Queries, 61, 69-71.
- Duffy, C. (2014). Percy Bysshe Shelley's 'display of newspaper erudition' in Hellas, a Lyrical Drama (1822). Notes and Queries, 61, 519-523.
- Duffy, C. (2005). 'His canaille of an audience' : Thomas De Quincey and the revolution in reading. Studies in Romanticism, 44, 7-22.
- Duffy, C. (2005). ‘On the Ice-Islands Seen Floating in the Germanic Ocean’ : Cowper's Source for the Poem. Notes and Queries, 52, 22-25.
- Duffy, C. (2004). 'The child of a fierce hour' : Shelley and Napoleon Bonaparte. Studies in Romanticism, 43, 399-416.
- Duffy, C. (2003). 'The city disinterred' : the Shelley circle and the revolution at Naples. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 39, 152-164. Oxford University Press.
- Duffy, C. (2003). Revolution or reaction : Shelley's 'Assassins' and the politics of Necessity. Keats-Shelley Journal, 52, 77-93.
- Duffy, C. (2002). 'Faint traces which the memory bears' : a Radcliffe source in Schiller. Notes and Queries, 49, 447-449.
- Duffy, C. (2000). Mont Blanc's revolutionary 'voice' : Shelley and Archibald Alison. Bulletin of the British Association for Romantic Studies, 17, 8-11.
Book chapters (6)
- Duffy, C. (2017). Ambiguity and the value of 'Literature' : Thomas De Quincey's Modernist commodities. In Domsch, S., Reinfandt, C. & Rennhak, K. (Eds.) Romantic Ambiguities (pp. 111-124), 20. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.
- Duffy, C. (2017). Coda : Comparing the literature of 'the North' - William Wordsworth and Jens Baggesen. Romantic Norths, 251-258. Springer International Publishing.
- Duffy, C. (2013). 'Nothing in the world can equal such a scene' : Istanbul and the 'romantic' sublime. In Gurr, J. M. & Berit, M. (Eds.) Romantic Cityscapes (pp. 249-255), 12. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.
- Duffy, C. (2007). 'One draft from Snowdon's ever-sacred spring' : Shelley's Welsh sublime. In Pratt, L. & Walford-Davies, D. (Eds.) Wales and the Romantic Imagination (pp. 180-198). University of Wales Press.
- Duffy, C. (2007). Interrogating the 'valley of wonders' : Some romantic-period debates about Chamonix-Mont Blanc. In Lamont, C. & Rossington, M. (Eds.) Romanticism's Debatable Lands (pp. 148-159). Palgrave Macmillan.
- Duffy, C. (2002). Shelley and the Discourse on the Sublime. In Price, F. & Masson, S. (Eds.) Silence, Sublimity and Suppression (pp. 15-36), 157. Edwin Mellen Press.
- Duffy, C. (2017). Introduction : 'The less known, but equally romantic, regions of the north'. Romantic Norths, 1-27. Springer International Publishing.
- Manager of Research and Research Education at English Studies