Dr Sue Chaplin
LLB (Hons), MA, PhD
Senior Lecturer in English, Course Leader for BA (Hons) English & History
Sue currently teaches six undergraduate modules on the BA (Hons) English Literature and BA (Hons) English & History programmes. She also teaches a module on the MA English: Twentieth-Century Literature entitled Twentieth-Century Gothic.
Sue works on the literature of Romanticism and Gothic Literature. She has recently published Gothic Literature: Texts, Contexts, Connections (2011) and has co-edited with Professor Joel Faflak the Romanticism Handbook (2011) Sue has researched and published in the fields of literature and law since her first degree was in law and she used to be a solicitor. Her research continues to engage both disciplines: her recent monograph The Gothic and the Rule of Law (2007) interrogates the relation between juridical discourses and emerging forms of Gothicism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Her previous monograph, Law, Sensibility and the Sublime in Eighteenth-Century Women's Fiction (2004), is an interdisciplinary study of women's writing and women writers from 1740 to the early-nineteenth century.
Sue has acted as Exective Officer of the International Gothic Association and as the secretary of the British Association for Romanticism She is a commissioning editor of the online journal Literature Compass also acts as a referee and reviewer for the various journals and publishers, including Palgrave, Manchester University Press, the journal Law and Critique, Romanticism, Gothic Studies. She has experience of supervising research students on various aspects of eighteenth-century fiction, Romanticism and the Gothic and she welcomes research students in any of these areas.
Chaplin, S. & Faflak, J. (2011) (eds.) Romanticism: A Handbook, London, Continuum, pp.288, IBSN 978 1441190 024
Gothic Literature: Texts, Contexts, Connections. London: York Press.
The Gothic and the Rule of Law, 1764-1820 London: Palgrave. 2007.
Law, sensibility and the sublime in eighteenth-century women's fiction. London: Ashgate. 2004.
Forthcoming 2013, 'Contemporary Gothic and the Rule of Law', in The Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Gothic, edited by Professor Jerrold E. Hogle.
Forthcoming February 2012, Gender, Law and Genre: William Blackstone and the 'Romance' of Law', in Maria Drakopoulou (ed.) Feminist Encounters with Legal Philosophy. London: Routledge.
Chaplin, S. (2011) 'The Silver Fork Novel' and 'Ann Radcliffe', In: Burwick, F., Hoeveler, D.L., and Goslee, N.M. (eds.) The Encyclopaedia of Romantic Literature. Blackwell: Oxford.
Chaplin, S. (2010) 'Theorising Romanticism'. In: Ruston, S. and Higgins, D. (eds.) Teaching Romanticism. London, Palgrave, pp.146-160.
'The Scene of a Crime: Fictions of Authority in Walpole's "Gothic Shakespeare"', in Gothic Shakespeares, edited by John Drakakis and Dale Townshend. London: Routledge. 2009.
Entries on 'Gender' and 'Women' in Encyclopaedia of the Romantic Era. London: Routledge. 2003.
'The sublime object in Eliza Fenwick's Secresy, or The ruin on the rock'. In F. Price (ed.) Silence and Romanticism. New York and Lampeter: Edwin Mellen. 2001.
'Memory, Imagination and the (M)Other: An Irigarayan Reading of Charlotte Brontė's Villette, in Body Matters: Feminism, Textuality, Corporeality, edited by Avril Horner and Angela Keane. Manchester : MUP. 2000.
'Terror, Transcendence and Control in Charlotte Dacre's Zofloya, or The Moor, in Spectres of Romanticism, edited by Sharon Ruston, New York and Lampeter : Edwin Mellen. 2000.
Chaplin, S. (2011) 'De Quincey's Gothic Innovations: the Avenger' Romanticism 17:3, pp. 319-26, ISSN 1354-991x.
Chaplin, S. (2008) 'Textual Properties: The Limits of Law and Literature - Towards a Gothic Jurisprudence'. Studies in Law, Politics and Society, Vol 43, Special Issue: 'Law and Literature Reconsidered', pp. 113-132. ISSN 1059 4337
Chaplin, S. (2008) 'A Supplement: Godwin's Case for Justice'. European Romantic Review, Vol. 19 (2), pp. 119-124. ISSN 1050-9585.
'The Law's Fictions: Law and Literature in the Romantic Era', on-line journal Literature Compass, Vol. 3, www.blackwell-compass.com. 2006.
'Spectres of law in the Castle of Otranto', Romanticism 12:3. 2006.
'Fictions of law: Law abjection, difference', Law and Critique, 16. 2005.
'"Written in the black letter": The gothic and the rule of law', Cardozo Journal of Law and Literature, 17:1. 2005.
'Fictions of femininity: gender, genre and the law of genre in eighteenth-century England', Griffith Law Review 1. 2002.
'Romance and sedition in the 1790s: Radcliffe's The Italian'. Romanticism 7:2. 2002.
'How the sublime comes to matter: An Irigarayan Critique of Hobbes, Locke and Burke'. Feminist Legal Studies 2. 2001.
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