Lucy Cheseldine

Lucy Cheseldine


I joined the University of Leeds in 2017 as a WRoCAH Scholar. I research the relationship of Donald Hall’s poetics to regional and national representation. Part of this project began during my M.Phil at Trinity College Dublin where I focussed specifically on New England literary history. I completed a B.A. in English Literature at the University of Glasgow in 2014 and, since then, have given conference papers at the IAAS and BAAS on topics including performativity in Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn and 'New England Ghosts' in Donald Hall's memoirs. I have published in the Irish Journal of American Studies, U.S. Studies Online, and continue to contribute to PNR and Stand Magazine. 



Research interests

My research interests lie particularly with New England poetry. More broadly, I am concerned with American literature and short stories. My contextual concerns begin with the realtionship between history and literature in American society. I am also concerned with poetics as a shifting and versitlie site of language.


  • M.Phil, Literatures of the Americas, Trinity College Dublin
  • M.A. (Hons), English Literature, University of Glasgow