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Catherine Ann Jones


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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.

(iii) Medical humanities.

I am currently researching and writing a biography of Robert Areskine of Alva (in Clackmanackshire, Scotland) (1677-1718), who studied medicine in Edinburgh, Paris and Utrecht, and later became chief physician and councillor to Peter the Great of Russia. I am also working on a monograph provisionally entitled Migration, War and the Making of Medical Knowledge in Northern Europe, 1648-1815.

Research Interests:

* Enlightenment and Romantic literature and culture

* Irish and Scottish studies

* American and transatlantic literature

* Literature and the other arts

* Medical humanities

* Circulation of knowledge in northern Europe

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


  • PE English
  • D204 Modern History
  • M Music
  • NX Arts in general

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

Research Output 1999 2019

Memoir of the Early Life of William Cowper, Esq. by William Cowper

Jones, C. A. 2019 (Accepted/In press) Disability Experiences. Bargeron, E. & Beach, H. (eds.). Michigan : Gale

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
Marburger Bund
eighteenth century


Jones, C. A. 2018 The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism. Duff, D. (ed.). Oxford University Press

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


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)

Jones, C. A. (Peer Review)

Activity: Editor of research journal / publication series

Institutions of Literature, 1700-1900

Jones, C. A. (Speaker)

Activity: Workshop, seminar, or course

Romantic National Song network (Event)

Jones, C. A. (Participant)

Activity: Membership of research network

The Northern Network for Medical Humanities

Jones, C. A. (Speaker)

Activity: Workshop, seminar, or course