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Dr Daniel Cook works on 18th- and 19th-century literature, book history, authorship and appropriation studies, the gothic and the fantastical, the history of the novel, poetic genres, and Scottish and Irish writing more broadly. Authors of specific interest include Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and Walter Scott.

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.

Daniel serves on the editorial boards of AuthorshipThe Scriblerian, and The Literary Encyclopedia, and on the executive committees of the Universities Committee for Scottish Literature and the British Association for Romantic Studies. He is the Associate Director of Dundee's Centre for Scottish Culture and head of the Dundee Gothic Group.

Research interests

  • English, Scottish and Irish literature before 1900;
  • Genres in fiction (gothic, fantastical, and historical);
  • Authorship, reception, adaptation and appropriation;
  • Autobiography, biography, and literary afterlives.




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

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jan 2008

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 → …


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


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