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Prof Richard Terry


Department: Humanities

I did my first degree in English Language and Literature, before going on to specialize in eighteenth-century literature at postgraduate level. Most of my career has been spent at two North East universities: University of Sunderland from 1991 to 2008; and Northumbria University up to the present day. I became a professor in 2005, and have occupied a number of academic leadership roles including Head of Department, and Faculty Associate Dean for Research. I am currently the Northumbria Director of the AHRC-funded Northern Bridge doctoral training consortium. I have worked on a variety of topics within my chosen field, including historical canon-formation, the role of the plagiarism allegation in fuelling rivalries between authors, and the use of different forms of financial data in charting unfamiliar aspects of authors’ lives.

Campus Address

Office: Lipman 024

Key Publications

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  • Reading Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure against Cleland's life and letters, Terry, R., Williams, H. 1 Apr 2019, In: Eighteenth-Century Life
  • Tristram Shandy in the Age of Insurance, Terry, R. 1 Sep 2019, In: Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Williams, H., Terry, R. 23 Jul 2018
  • The Banking Habits of Eighteenth-Century Authors, Terry, R. 1 Jun 2018, In: The Review of English Studies
  • Poems in the Lecture Hall, Terry, R. 13 Oct 2016, Oxford Handbook of British Poetry, 1660-1800, Oxford, Oxford University Press
  • John Cleland and the Marquis of Rockingham: Two New letters, Terry, R., Williams, H. Sep 2014, In: Notes and Queries
  • `P.S.': The dangerous logic of the postscript in eighteenth century literature, Terry, R. Jan 2014, In: Modern Language Review
  • Christopher Smart and the Lord Crewe Trust: New letters and details, Terry, R., Williams, H. 2013, In: Notes and Queries
  • John Cleland and the Delavals, Terry, R., Williams, H. 2013, In: The Review of English Studies
  • The Delaval family's patronage of Christopher Smart: New evidence, Terry, R., Williams, H. 2013, In: Notes and Queries

PGR Supervision

Danielle McDonnell 'by force and against her will': Rape in Law and Literature, 1700-1765 Start: 02/10/2012


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