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Dr Zoe Kinsley


SENIOR LECTURER IN ENGLISH LITERATURE
English
0151 291 3851
KINSLEZ@hope.ac.uk

My principal research interests are British home tour travel writing, and poetic and prose depictions of landscape and place more generally, from the late seventeenth to the early nineteenth century. I am also very interested in book history, manuscript culture, and networks of authorship and reading. My current work includes exploration of literary depictions of the British coastline, alongside ongoing work on the scrapbooks of Dorothy Richardson (1748-1819). For many years now I have had the pleasure of collaborating with colleagues working on travel writing in other Liverpool universities, and I am one of the co-founders of the Liverpool Travel Seminar which has developed a network of scholars interested in travel writing in and beyond Liverpool. Publications which are the product of that collaboration include Keywords for Travel Writing Studies (Anthem, 2019) which I co-edited with Charles Forsdick and Kate Walchester, and a forthcoming special issue of Studies in Travel Writing on ‘Vertical Travel: Deceleration, Microspection, Confinement’. I would be happy to supervise postgraduate work in any of the fields mentioned above.

Selected Publications


'Grand Tours and Sentimental Journeys', in Europe in British Literature and Culture, ed. Petra Rau and William Rossiter (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).


‘Cutting and Pasting the Popular Press: The Scrapbooks of Dorothy Richardson (1748-1819)’, in The Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 96.1 (Spring 2020): 77-98.


[With Charles Forsdick and Kathryn Walchester, eds], Keywords for Travel Writing Studies: A Critical Glossary (London: Anthem Press, 2019).

'Home Tour' in Forsdick, Kinsley and Walchester, eds, Keywords for Travel Writing Studies, pp.119-21.

'Margins' in Forsdick, Kinsley and Walchester, eds, Keywords for Travel Writing Studies, pp.142-4.

'Picturesque' in Forsdick, Kinsley and Walchester, eds, Keywords for Travel Writing Studies, pp.184-6.

'Tourism' in Forsdick, Kinsley and Walchester, eds, Keywords for Travel Writing Studies, pp.253-5.


‘Travelogues, Diaries, Letters’, in The Cambridge History of Travel Writing, ed. Nandini Das and Tim Youngs (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), pp.408-22


‘“He swam very strong�: Cowper’s ‘The Castaway’ and the Voyage Account Tradition of Maritime Suffering’, in The Cowper and Newton Journal, 8 (2018), pp.42-55.


'William Gilpin at the Coast: A New Perspective on Picturesque Travel Writing', The Review of English Studies, 68 (284) (April 2017), pp.322-41.


'Travellers and Tourists', in The Routledge Companion to Travel Writing, ed. Carl Thompson (London and New York: Routledge, 2015), pp.237-45.


"Collins, William". The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660-1789, ed. Gary Day and Jack Lynch (Blackwell, 2015), Blackwell Reference Online.


'"Ever restless waters": Female Identity and Coastal Space in Charlotte Smith's The Young Philosopher', in Gender and Space in Britain, 1660-1820, ed. Karen Gevirtz and Mona Narain (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014), pp.101-15.


'Narrating Travel, Narrating the Self: Considering Women's Travel Writing as Life-Writing', in Writ from the Heart? Women's Life Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century. Special Issue of The Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, ed. by Jacqueline Pearson, 90:2 (Autumn 2014): pp.67-84.


'Beside the Seaside: Mary Morgan's Tour to Milford Haven, in the Year 1791', in Travel Writing and Tourism in Britain and Ireland, ed. by Benjamin Colbert (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), pp.31-49.


'"Tis Fancy's Land to which Thou set'st thy Feet": the Oriental Eclogues and "Ode to a Friend on his Return &c"', in William Collins, ed. by Paul Foster (Otter Memorial Paper 26 University of Chichester, 2009), pp. 125-34.


Women Writing the Home Tour, 1682-1812 (Ashgate, 2008)


'"In moody sadness, on the giddy brink": Liminality in Home Tour Travel Narratives', Mapping Liminalities: Thresholds in Cultural and Literary Texts, ed. by Lucy Kay, Zoe Kinsley, Terry Phillips and Alan Roughley (Bern: Peter Lang, 2007), pp.41-67.


'Travel and Material Culture: Commodity, Currency, and Destabilised Meaning in Women's Home Tour Writing', Studies in Travel Writing, 10/2 (2006), 101-22.


'Dorothy Richardson's Manuscript Travel Journals (1761-1801) and the Possibilities of Picturesque Aesthetics', The Review of English Studies, New Series 56:226 (September 2005), 611-31.


'Landscapes "Dynamically in Motion": Revisiting Questions of Structure and Agency in Thomson's The Seasons", Papers on Language and Literature, 41:1 (Winter 2005), 3-25.


'Considering the Manuscript Travelogue: The Journals of Dorothy Richardson (1761-1801)', Prose Studies, 26:3 (December 2003), 414-31.


'Mary Morgan's Tour to Milford Haven and Sarah Scott's Millenium Hall: Representations of Female Charity and the Example of Elizabeth Montagu', Eighteenth-Century Women, 3 (2003), 199-224.