Dr Alexis Wolf


I am a Research Associate on the Leverhulme-funded ‘Sheridan Project’ (see: https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/english/dir-record/research-projects/622/the-sheridan-project).

I obtained my PhD from Birkbeck, University of London in 2018. I have lectured at Birkbeck, Canterbury Christ Church University and City, University of London. I was awarded a Birkbeck / Wellcome Trust ISSF doctoral extension grant in 2018/19 for research on women’s participation in medicine in the early nineteenth century. I have been awarded visiting fellowships at Yale University’s Lewis Walpole Library, the Wordsworth Trust and Chawton House Library. 

Research interests

My research focuses on Romantic manuscript practices, coterie productions of literature, women’s literary history, and travel writing. I am currently working on my first book, entitled Women Writers and Transnational Networks: 1790-1840. My research has been published in European Romantic ReviewI have forthcoming articles in Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies and Studies in Romanticism (both 2021).

I have a secondary interest in the medical humanities, particularly women’s involvement in the medical literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. I have written a book chapter on Lady Mount Cashell’s medical career, forthcoming in The Palgrave Handbook of Women and Science: History, Cultures and Practice since 1660 (2021), of which I am also Co-editor.

In November 2015, I co-convened ‘Silence in the Archives: Censorship and Suppression in Women’s Life Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century’, an interdisciplinary conference at Wolfson College, Oxford. In 2018, I guest edited a special issue of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century based on the conference proceedings, which is available open access.

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Professional memberships

  • British Association for Romantic Studies
  • British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Women's Studies Group 1558 – 1837