Gregory Paul Tate


  • KY16 9AL

    United Kingdom

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Greg Tate specialises in nineteenth-century literature. Particular research interests include Romantic and Victorian poetry; grammar and linguistics in the nineteenth century; literature and science; literature and philosophy; literature and psychology; the periodical press; and the connections between literary form and gender in the nineteenth century. He welcomes applications from postgraduates interested in pursuing doctoral research in any of these areas.


Greg Tate is a Senior Lecturer in Victorian Literature. He studied as an undergraduate at the University of Sheffield, and as a postgraduate at Linacre College, University of Oxford. He completed his doctorate in 2009, and then worked as a college lecturer at St Anne’s and Trinity Colleges, Oxford. He then taught at the University of Surrey, before joining the School of English at St Andrews in 2015. In 2013 Greg was named as a BBC New Generation Thinker. In 2017-18 he was a British Academy Mid-Career Fellow. And in 2022-23 he was the principal investigator on the AHRC-funded "Victorian Literary Languages" research network. He is the author of two monographs - The Poet's Mind: The Psychology of Victorian Poetry (2012) and Nineteenth-Century Poetry and the Physical Sciences: Poetical Matter (2020) - and the editor of a volume of the poetry and prose of Arthur Hugh Clough in Oxford University Press's 21st-Century Oxford Authors series. He has published articles on Jane Austen, Robert Browning, Humphry Davy, Thomas Hardy, John Keats, May Kendall, and science in the nineteenth-century periodical press. He is currently writing a book about the relations between prescriptive grammar and literary style in Victorian culture.


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