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Daniel Cook

Daniel Cook BA (hons) MA PhD

Lecturer in English

3.8, Tower Extension

University of Dundee



United Kingdom

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Dr Daniel Cook joined the English programme at the University of Dundee in September 2012.  For the academic year 2011-12 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the USA, as well as a research fellow at Harvard.  Between 2009 and 2011 he held a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship at the University of Bristol and, before that, an AHRC Research Fellowship on the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift (18 vols). Daniel completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge with a thesis on the reception history of 'the marvellous boy' Thomas Chatterton.  This forms the basis of his first monograph, Thomas Chatterton and Neglected Genius, 1760-1830. He is now writing a new book on 'literary property' and proprietary authorship since 1700. An expert on eighteenth-century and Romantic period literature and biography, Daniel has published articles on a range of topics, from Swift and Addison to Wordsworth and Byron, in the Philological Quarterly, Review of English Studies, The Library, and other leading journals.


Dr Cook's research interests include:

  • British literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly poetry and fiction
  • autobiography and biography from the eighteenth century to the present day
  • women's writing in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
  • the history of authorship and the literary marketplace
  • the history of English scholarship and literary criticism
  • book history and the history of reading
  • authors of specific interest include Chatterton, Pope, Swift, Samuel Johnson, Walter Scott, Jane Austen, Wordsworth, Burns, and Byron
  • Biography

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  • Genius

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  • Intellectual Property

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