Cook, Daniel

Dr

  • Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Research), English

Accepting PhD Students

20082018
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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Daniel Cook works on 18th- and 19th-century literature, book history, authorship and appropriation studies, the history of the novel, poetic genres, and Scottish and Irish writing more broadly. Authors of specific interest include Swift, Pope, Fielding, Smollett, Sterne, Chatterton, Burns, Wordsworth, Austen, Walter Scott, and Byron.

Before joining Dundee he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a Donald and Mary Hyde Fellow at Harvard. 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. Daniel completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge.

Dr Cook serves on the executive boards of AuthorshipThe ScriblerianThe Literary Encyclopedia, the Universities Committee for Scottish Literature, the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the British Association for Romantic Studies. For Romantic Textualities he curates a resident blog series, "Teaching Romanticism", and for Criticks he is the Reviews Editor for Media and New Media. At the University of Dundee, he is an Associate Director of the Centre for Scottish Culture.

Research interests

  • British and Irish literature before 1900 (especially fiction);
  • Book history, reception history, and literary property;
  • Authorship, forgery, adaptation and appropriation;
  • Autobiography, biography, and literary afterlives.

Teaching

Undergraduate:

Postgraduate:

Daniel won the Creative Teaching: Recognising Innovative Practice Award at the College Teaching and Good Practice Awards, University of Dundee.

He also convenes the MLitt in English Studies and so would be delighted to hear from any prospective students.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

External positions

Editorial Board, The Scriblerian

2018 → …

Advisory Board, Authorship, Ghent University

Jan 2016 → …

Executive Board

Dec 2015 → …

External Examiner, University of Edinburgh

Nov 2014Nov 2018

Executive Board

Sep 2013 → …

Reviews Editor for Media and New Media, BSECS Criticks

2011 → …

Executive Board

Jul 2007 → …

Executive Board, British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Jan 2007 → …

Keywords

  • PR English literature
  • eighteenth-century literature, Romanticism, biography, autobiography, history of the book, Jonathan Swift
  • poetry
  • fiction
  • Scotland
  • Ireland

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Projects 2015 2017

Research Output 2008 2018

Frankenstein Dundee

Kay, B., Cook, D. & Christie, L., 16 Sep 2018, British Broadcasting Corporation.

Research output: Other contribution

295 Downloads (Pure)

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: The Dundee Edition

Shelley, M., Cook, D. (ed.), Morris, J., Kay, B., Murray, C. & Vaughan, P., 2018, 208 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Open Access
File
Dundee
Frankenstein
Mary Shelley
Geneva
Iconic

Reading Swift's poetry, 1967–2017

Cook, D., 6 May 2018, In : Literature Compass . 15, 5, p. 1-17 17 p., e12467.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Poetry
Poet
Verse
Patriot
Jonathan Swift

Charles Ford’s Library: New Light on Swift and Arbuthnot

Cook, D. & Woolley, J., 2017, In : Swift Studies. 2017, 32, p. 9-44 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

80 Downloads (Pure)

The Lay of the Last Minstrel and Improvisatory Authorship

Cook, D., 2017, In : Yearbook of English Studies. 47, p. 161-185 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File

Prizes

Aline, Inc. Bursary (Ireland)

Daniel Cook (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant

Daniel Cook (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

CASS Creative and Innovative Teaching Award (winner)

Daniel Cook (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Donald and Mary Hyde Fellowship

Daniel Cook (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

DUSA Student-Led Teaching Awards (finalist)

Daniel Cook (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2011 2019

British Association for Victorian Studies

Daniel Cook (Organiser)
Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

International Societies for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Daniel Cook (Member of programme committee)
Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Swift and Dickens

Daniel Cook (Speaker)
May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Amelia Opie’s Adeline Mowbray

Daniel Cook (Speaker)
May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Frankenstein: The Books That Made The Monster

Daniel Cook (Speaker)
Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

New lease of life for Frankenstein’s Monster in Dundee

Daniel Cook

6/06/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Other

Highlighting Dundee’s part in creation of Frankenstein

Daniel Cook

6/06/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Other