Cook, Daniel

Dr

  • Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Research), English
20082020

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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

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 → …

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

Research Output

Reading Swift's Poetry

Cook, D., Aug 2020, Cambridge University Press.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Copyright and Literary Property: The Invention of Secondary Authorship

    Cook, D., Jun 2019, The Cambridge Handbook of Literary Authorship. Berensmeyer, I., Buelens, G. & Demoor, M. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 384-400 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Mary Shelley's Gothic Scotland

    Cook, D., 2019, Creatures of Fancy: Mary Shelley in Dundee. Jarron, M. (ed.). Dundee: Abertay Historical Society, Vol. 60. p. 107-124

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Swift after Horace

    Cook, D., 11 Mar 2019, Reading Swift: Papers from the Seventh Münster Symposium on Jonathan Swift. Bischof, J., Juhas, K. & Real, H. J. (eds.). Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, p. 223- 250 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Frankenstein Dundee

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

    Research output: Other contribution

    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

    Byron and Scottish Poetry

    Daniel Cook (Speaker)
    13 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    British Association for Victorian Studies

    Daniel Cook (Organiser)
    Aug 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

    International Societies for Eighteenth-Century Studies

    Daniel Cook (Member of programme committee)
    Jul 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    The Aquatic City

    Daniel Cook (Member)
    Nov 2019 → …

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition

    Press / Media

    Highlighting Dundee’s part in creation of Frankenstein

    Daniel Cook

    6/06/18

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Other

    New lease of life for Frankenstein’s Monster in Dundee

    Daniel Cook

    6/06/18

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Other