Lucy Cheseldine

Lucy Cheseldine


I joined the University of Leeds in 2017 as a WRoCAH Scholar. My primary research focuss is Donald Hall's poetics and its relationship to regional and national representation. Part of this project began during my time as an M.Phil student at Trinity College Dublin, where I studied New England literary history. Prior to this, I compelted a B.A. in English Literature at the University of Glasgow. I have given conference papers at the Irish and British Assocaitions of American Studies. Topics included performativity in Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn and 'New England Ghosts' in Donald Hall's memoirs. In addition to this, I have written reviews and reports on various critical and creative texts from American litrature to contemporary poetry, for the Irish Journal of American Studies, PN Review, 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