CV and Publications

Professional Appointments

2016-current: Supernumerary Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford

2015-current: Professor of English, Queen Mary University of London

2005-2015: Professor of English Studies, Durham University

1998-2005: Reader in English Studies, Durham University

1989-1998: Lecturer in English Studies, Durham University

Research Fellowships

2014-2015: Visiting Fellow, Mansfield College, Oxford

2012-2013: Sir Derman Christopherson/Sir James Knott Foundation Fellowship, Durham University

2007-2008: Keeley Visiting Fellow, Wadham College, Oxford

2007-2010:  Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship

Oct.-Dec. 2006: Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford

2002-2003: Sir Derman Christopherson Foundation Fellowship, Durham University

2002-2003: Visiting Fellow, Harris Manchester College, Oxford

1999-2000: Fellowship at the New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers

1998-1999:  Leverhulme Research Fellowship

Student Record

1989: D. Phil. Faculty of English, University of Oxford (supervisors: Marilyn Butler and Paul Hamilton)

1985-1989: Research student, St Hugh’s College

1984: M. Phil., Faculty of English, University of Oxford (Romantic Studies)

1982-1984: Research student, Mansfield College

1982: B.A. (Class I), Faculty of English, University of Oxford

1979-1982: Undergraduate student, Mansfield College

Honours

Keats-Shelley Association of America Distinguished Scholar Award, 2016

Fellow of the English Association, 2011

Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship, 2007-2010

Fellowship at the New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, 1999-2000

Publications

(a) Books and Scholarly Editions

The Letters of William Godwin, Volume II: 1798-1805 (2014), ed. Pamela Clemit, in The Letters of William Godwin, gen. ed. Pamela Clemit, 6 vols. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011-). Pp. vii-xlviii, 1-423.

The Letters of William Godwin, Volume I: 1778-1797 (2011), ed. Pamela Clemit, in The Letters of William Godwin, gen. ed. Pamela Clemit, 6 vols. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011-). Pp. vii-lvi, 1-306.

The Cambridge Companion to British Literature of the French Revolution in the 1790s, ed. Pamela Clemit (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011). Pp. i-xxviii, 1-228.

William Godwin, Caleb Williams, ed. Pamela Clemit, World’s Classics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009). Pp. vii-xxxiv, 1-362.

Life of William Godwin’, Poems, Translations, Uncollected Prose, ed. Pamela Clemit and A. A. Markley, Volume IV of Mary Shelley’s Literary Lives and Other Writings, gen. ed. Nora Crook, 4 vols., Pickering Masters Series (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2002). Pp. xiii-xxvii, 1-381.

William Godwin, Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman, ed. Pamela Clemit and Gina Luria Walker, Broadview Literary Texts (Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2001). Pp. 1-224.

Godwin, ed. Pamela Clemit, Volume I of Lives of the Great Romantics III: Godwin, Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley by Their Contemporaries, gen. ed. John Mullan, 3 vols. (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1999). Pp. ix-xliv, 1-327.

Matilda, Dramas, Reviews & Essays, Prefaces & Notes, ed. Pamela Clemit, Volume II of Novels and Selected Works of Mary Shelley, gen. ed. Nora Crook with Pamela Clemit, 8 vols., Pickering Masters Series (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1996). Pp. 1-449.

Falkner: A Novel, ed. Pamela Clemit, Volume VII of Novels and Selected Works of Mary Shelley, gen. ed. Nora Crook with Pamela Clemit, 8 vols., Pickering Masters Series (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1996). Pp. v-xii, 1-301.

Elizabeth Inchbald, A Simple Story, ed. Pamela Clemit, Penguin Classics (Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1996). Pp. vii-xxix, 1-328.

William Godwin, St Leon: A Tale of the Sixteenth Century, ed. Pamela Clemit, World’s Classics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994). Pp. vii-xxviii, 1-494.

The Godwinian Novel: The Rational Fictions of Godwin, Brockden Brown, Mary Shelley, Oxford English Monograph Series (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993, reprinted, 2001). Pp. 1-254.

Educational and Literary Writings, ed. Pamela Clemit, Volume V of Political and Philosophical Writings of William Godwin, gen. ed. Mark Philp, 7 vols., Pickering Masters Series (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1993). Pp. 1-345.

Early Novels, ed. Pamela Clemit, Volume II of Collected Novels and Memoirs of William Godwin, gen. ed. Mark Philp, 8 vols., Pickering Masters Series (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1992). Pp. vii-xi, 1-367.

Things As They Are; or, The Adventures of Caleb Williams, ed. Pamela Clemit, Volume III of Collected Novels and Memoirs of William Godwin, gen. ed. Mark Philp, 8 vols., Pickering Masters Series (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1992). Pp. v-viii, 1-340.

St Leon: A Tale of the Sixteenth Century, ed. Pamela Clemit, Volume IV of Collected Novels and Memoirs of William Godwin, gen. ed. Mark Philp, 8 vols., Pickering Masters Series (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1992). Pp. v-vii, 1-383.

Fleetwood; or, The New Man of Feeling, ed. Pamela Clemit, Volume V of Collected Novels and Memoirs of William Godwin, gen. ed. Mark Philp, 8 vols., Pickering Masters Series (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1992). Pp. v-vii, 1-291.

Mandeville: A Tale of the Seventeenth Century, ed. Pamela Clemit, Volume VI of Collected Novels and Memoirs of William Godwin, gen. ed. Mark Philp, 8 vols., Pickering Masters Series (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1992). Pp. v-viii, 1-325.

(b)  Parts of Books

‘Letters and Journals’, in The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism, ed. David Duff (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017). In press.

‘Revisiting William Godwin’, in Oxford Handbooks Online in Literature, editor-in-chief Colin Burrow (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).

‘Commerce of Luminaries: Eight Holograph Letters between William Godwin and Thomas Wedgwood’, in Godwinian Moments: From the Enlightenment to Romanticism, UCLA Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies/William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Series, ed. Robert M. Maniquis and Victoria Myers (Toronto: Toronto University Press, 2011), 261-82.

‘Godwin’s Political Justice’, in The Cambridge Companion to British Literature of the French Revolution in the 1790s, ed. Pamela Clemit (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 86-100.

‘Holding Proteus: William Godwin in his Letters’, in Repossessing the Romantic Past, ed. Heather Glen and Paul Hamilton (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006; paperback edn., 2010), 98-115.

‘From The Fields of Fancy to Matilda: Mary Shelley’s Changing Conception of her Novella’, in Romanticism: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies, ed. Michael O’Neill and Mark Sandy, 4 vols. (London: Routledge, 2005), iii. 221-37; previously published in Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley in her Times, ed. Betty T. Bennett and Stuart Curran (Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000; paperback edn., 2003), 64-75 [see also under ‘Articles’].

Frankenstein and Matilda: The Legacies of Godwin and Wollstonecraft’, in The Cambridge Companion to Mary Shelley, ed. Esther Schor (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), 26-44.

‘Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’, entry in Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, 3rd edition, Volume IV: (1800-1900), ed. Joanne Shattock (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999).

‘Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’, in Literature of the Romantic Period: A Bibliographical Guide, ed. Michael O’Neill (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998), 284-97.

‘William Godwin’, in Dictionary of Literary Biography, 121 vols. to date (Detroit: Gale Research Publications, 1978-), Volume 158: British Reform Writers, 1789-1832, ed. Gary Kelly and Edd Applegate (1996), 103-18.

(c) Refereed Journal Articles

‘Godwin’s Citations, 1783-2005: Highest Renown at the Pinnacle of Disfavor’ (with Avner Offer), Nineteenth-Century Prose, 41: 1/2 (Spring/Fall 2014), 27-52.

‘Sociability in Godwin’s Diary: The Case of John King’ (with Jenny McAuley), Bodleian Library Record, 24: 1 (Apr. 2011), 51-6.

‘Readers Respond to Godwin: Romantic Republicanism in Letters’, European Romantic Review, 20: 5 (Dec. 2009), 699-707. [Also published in Transforming Tragedy, Identity, and Community, ed. Lilla Crisafulli, Tilottama Rajan, and Diego Saglia (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2011).]

‘William Godwin’s Juvenile Library’, Charles Lamb Bulletin, NS 147 (July 2009), 90-132.

‘“A Society of their Own”: Four Letters from Laura Tighe Galloni d’Istria to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’, La Questione Romantica, NS 1: 1, Mary Shelley Special Issue in Memory of Betty T. Bennett (June 2009), 95-109. [Also published (2012) as an Electronic Enlightenment born-digital project.]

‘Charlotte Smith to William and Mary Jane Godwin: Five Holograph Letters’, Keats-Shelley Journal, 55 (2006), 29-40.

‘Self-analysis as Social Critique: The Autobiographical Writings of Godwin and Rousseau’, Romanticism, 11: 2 (Autumn 2005), 161-80.

‘William Godwin and James Watt’s Copying Machine: Wet-Transfer Copies in the Abinger Papers’, Bodleian Library Record, 18: 5 (Apr. 2005), 532-60.

‘Godwin, Women, and “The Collision of Mind with Mind”’, Wordsworth Circle, 35: 2 (Spring 2004), 72-6.

‘William Godwin’s Papers in the Abinger Deposit: An Unmapped Country’, Bodleian Library Record, 18: 3 (Apr. 2004), 253-63.

‘Two Pamphlets on the Regency Crisis by William Godwin’, Enlightenment and Dissent, 20 (2001), 185-248.

‘Two New Pamphlets by William Godwin: A Case of Computer-Assisted Authorship Attribution’ (with David Woolls), Studies in Bibliography, 54 (2001), 265-84.

‘Philosophical Anarchism in the Schoolroom: William Godwin’s Juvenile Library, 1805-25’, Biblion: The Bulletin of the New York Public Library, 9:1/2 (Fall 2000/Spring 2001), 44-70.

‘Mary Shelley and William Godwin: A Literary-Political Partnership, 1823-1836’, Women’s Writing, 6: 3, Mary Shelley Special Issue (1999), 285-95.

‘From The Fields of Fancy to Matilda: Mary Shelley’s Changing Conception of her Novella’, Romanticism, 3: 2 (1997), 152-69.

‘Lamb and Godwin’s Antonio, Charles Lamb Bulletin, NS 85 (Jan. 1994), 17-22.

‘Shelley’s Godwin, 1812-1817’, Durham University Journal, 85 (NS 54), No. 2, Percy Bysshe Shelley Special Issue, ed. Michael O’Neill (July 1993), 189-201.

‘Godwin’s Educational Theory: The Enquirer, Enlightenment and Dissent, 12 (1993), 3-11.

A Pastoral Romance from the Ancient British: Godwin’s Rewriting of Comus’, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 3 (1991), 217-39.

(d) Non-refereed Articles

‘ “A nation in its last moments”: William Godwin’s Visit to Ireland, 1800’ (with Jenny McAuley), History Ireland, 23: 4 (July/Aug. 2015), 22.

‘Travelling with Godwin: An Editor’s Journey’, Shelley Studies (Annual Bulletin of Japan Shelley Studies Center), 23 (Apr. 2015), 12-14.

‘Enlightened Romantic’, Oxford Today, 19: 3 (Trinity 2007), 27-8.

‘Extremely Subtle: Two Newly Discovered Pamphlets by William Godwin’, Times Literary Supplement, No. 5197 (8 Nov. 2002), 7-8.

(e) Book Reviews

Durham University Journal; Eighteenth-Century Fiction; Enlightenment and Dissent; Keats-Shelley Journal; Modern Language Review; Notes and Queries; Oxford Today; Romanticism on the Net; Times Higher Education; Times Literary Supplement; Women’s Writing; Wordsworth Circle.

(f) Editorships

Editor for Godwin MSS, The Shelley-Godwin Archive (2015-).

General Editor, The Letters of William Godwin, 6 vols. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011-).

Guest Editor, Romanticism, 3: 2 (1997), Mary Shelley Bicentenary Issue.

(g) Online Publications (excluding blog contributions)

‘A Letter across Enemy Lines’, in Frankenstein: The Afterlife of Shelley’s Circle, Biblion: The Boundless Library (New York Public Library, 2012).

‘Writing a Revolutionary Life: Godwin’s Memoirs of Wollstonecraft’, in Chamber Music: The Life-Writing of William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Hays, and Mary Shelley, ed. Gina Luria Walker, 2002, Romantic Circles, gen. ed. Neil Fraistat, Steven E. Jones, and Carl Stahmer, n.d., University of Maryland.

Advisory Boards

Member of Advisory Editorial Board of Enlightenment and Dissent

Member of Advisory Board of The Shelley-Godwin Archive

Member of Editorial Board of Elizabeth Montagu and the Bluestocking Circle

Member of Advisory Board of The Oxford Edition of The Writings of Alexander Pope

Letters of William Godwin Volume 2
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