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    Research Overview:

    I have three main research areas -- though in practice they overlap and influence one another as well as leading in new directions.

    (i) Enlightenment and Romantic literature and culture. 

    My first monograph examined Walter Scott's engagement with the medico-philosophical discourses of the Scottish Enlightenment: Literary Memory: Scott's Waverley Novels and the Psychology of Narrative (Bucknell University Press, 2003). I continue to publish on Scott, particularly his treatment of Scottish history, and his impact on nineteenth-century literature, music and painting. 

    I co-edited (with David Duff) a collection of essays, Scotland, Ireland, and the Romantic Aesthetic (Bucknell University Press, 2007), which contributed to the evolution of an 'archipelagic' approach to British and Irish Romanticism.

    (ii) Literature and the other arts. 

    My second monograph, Literature and Music in the Atlantic World, 1767-1867 (Edinburgh University Press, 2014), offered the first interdisciplinary account of the interweaving of literary and musical genres in this period of transatlantic history. The book was awarded the British Association for American Studies annual book prize for the best book in American Studies.

    I am developing a follow-on project that will concentrate on Romantic pianism and the Russian Revolution of 1917.

    (iii) Medical humanities.

    I am currently researching and writing a biography of Robert Areskine of Alva (1677-1718), who studied medicine in Edinburgh, Paris and Utrecht, and later became chief physician and councillor to Peter the Great of Russia

    Research Interests:

    * Enlightenment and Romantic literature and culture

    * Literature and the other arts

    * Medical humanities

    Research Keywords:

    Enlightenment, Romanticism, literature, history, medicine, music, visual arts


    1991 MA (Hons) in English, University of Cambrdge

    1997 PhD in English, University of Cambridge

    2017 Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy

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    Marburger Bund Social Sciences
    opera Social Sciences
    eighteenth century Social Sciences
    Music Arts & Humanities
    clubs Social Sciences
    Enlightenment Arts & Humanities
    language Social Sciences
    Transatlantic Arts & Humanities

    Research Output 1999 2018

    1 Citation (Scopus)
    7 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
    Marburger Bund
    eighteenth century


    Jones, C. A., 2018, The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism. Duff, D. (ed.). Oxford University Press, p. 355-370 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Tobias Smollett, Travel Writing, and Medical Botany

    Jones, C., 2016, The Scottish Enlightenment and Literary Culture. McLean, R., Young, R. & Simpson, K. (eds.). Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, p. 53-76 24 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Travel Writing

    Benjamin Rush, Edinburgh Medicine and the Rise of Physician Autobiography

    Jones, C., 29 Sep 2014, Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture 1726-1832. Coyer, M. & Shuttleton, D. (eds.). Rodopi , p. 97-122 26 p. (Clio Medica; vol. 94).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Literature and Music in the Atlantic World, 1767-1867

    Jones, C., 16 Jul 2014, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 288 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Atlantic World


    British Association for American Studies Annual Book Prize

    Catherine Ann Jones (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    American Studies
    Atlantic World

    Activities 2014 2019

    • 2 Workshop, seminar, or course
    • 1 Conference
    • 1 Editor of research journal / publication series
    • 1 Membership of research network

    Humanities (Journal)

    Catherine Ann Jones (Peer Review)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditor of research journal / publication series

    Institutions of Literature, 1700-1900

    Catherine Ann Jones (Speaker)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventWorkshop, seminar, or course

    Romantic National Song network (Event)

    Catherine Ann Jones (Participant)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of research network

    The Northern Network for Medical Humanities

    Catherine Ann Jones (Speaker)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventWorkshop, seminar, or course