Harriet Gordon: PhD Research

Harriet Gordon, BA MA (Cardiff) is a doctoral candidate in English Literature at Cardiff University. Her thesis, ‘“At Home in the World”: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Global Literary Networks’, focuses on the global peregrinations of Robert Louis Stevenson, examining the social networks that facilitated his cross-continental publishing and considering the influence of such movements and networks on his textual productions.

As it widest objective, the project aims to examine late nineteenth-century authorship in a global context, whilst considering the relationship between travel/location and literary texts. Her project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW-DTP)In this ongoing series of posts, Harriet discusses various aspects of her research project as it unfolds.

  1. ‘At Home in the World’: Stevenson as a global author 26 February 2016
  2. Exile as Identity: Robert Louis Stevenson and ‘Life Geography’ 16 March 2016
  3. ‘A person in whom you must believe, like a person of the Trinity’: Sidney Colvin and the making of an author 28 March 2016
  4. ‘Like continuing another man’s book’: Transitory Identity in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Early Writing 18 April 2016
  5. Stevenson, the Savile Club and its Social Network 6 July 2016
  6. ‘Out of my country and myself I go’: Stevenson and Literary Geography 21 October 2016
  7. ‘The Clyde to California’: Robert Louis Stevenson in America 20 December 2016
  8. 1879-1880: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Early Transatlantic Network 5 March 2017