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Dr David Stewart

Associate Professor

Department: Humanities

My first degree, in English and Philosophy, was from the University of Stirling. After this I studied for a Masters and a PhD the University of Glasgow, both funded by the AHRC. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and taught at the University of Glasgow before joining Northumbria in 2009.

Campus Address

Office: Lipman 416C


  • English Literature PhD September 01 2005
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2009

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Poetry’s Variety, Stewart, D. 23 Oct 2020, Palgrave Advances in John Clare Studies, London, Palgrave
  • Genuine Border Stories: James Hogg, Fiction, and Mobility in the 1830s, Stewart, D. 31 Dec 2018, In: Yearbook of English Studies
  • The Form of Poetry in the 1820s and 1830s: A Period of Doubt, Stewart, D. 2018
  • Wordsworth, Parody, Print and Posterity, 1814-1822, Stewart, D. 3 Sep 2018, In: European Romantic Review
  • The Magazine and Literary Culture, Stewart, D. Mar 2017, Journalism and the Periodical Press in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Cambridge University Press
  • British Romanticism and the Critique of Political Reason, Stewart, D. Sep 2016, In: English
  • Romantic Short Fiction, Stewart, D. May 2016, Cambridge Companion to the English Short Story, Cambridge University Press
  • The Death of Maggie Scott: Blackwood’s, the Scots Magazine and Periodical Eras, Stewart, D. 2 Jan 2015, Before Blackwood’s: Scottish Journalism in the Age of Enlightenment, London, Pickering and Chatto
  • The end of conversation: Byron's Don Juan at the Newcastle Lit & Phil, Stewart, D. Apr 2015, In: The Review of English Studies
  • Blackwoodian allusion and the culture of miscellaneity, Stewart, D. 1 Feb 2013, Romanticism and Blackwood's Magazine: 'An Unprecedented Phenomenon', Basingstoke, Macmillan

PGR Supervision

  • Eloise Scott Start: 18/01/2021
  • Leighton Wright ‘Writers, Publishers, And Readers: Popular Romanticism In The Marketplace’ Start: 01/10/2015
  • Julia Ditter Start: 01/10/2019
  • Lyndsey Skinner Literary Print Culture and the Romantic Canon Start: 08/10/2013

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

David Stewart is a specialist in Romantic-period literature and culture. He is the author of two monographs: Romantic Magazines and Metropolitan Literary Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and The Form of Poetry in the 1820s and 1830s: A Period of Doubt (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). He has published widely on periodicals, print culture, poetic form, periodisation, the city, landscape, and mobility, and authors such as Robert Browning, Lord Byron, Thomas De Quincey, Felicia Hemans, James Hogg, Charles Lamb, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, and William Wordsworth. His current research focuses on the environment, landscape and fiction in the Anglo-Scottish borders.

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