About Dr Charlotte Grant
Dr Charlotte Grant is a Associate Professor in English. She studied English at Trinity Hall Cambridge, where she also did her PhD on Eighteenth-Century literature and visual culture following a Masters in Art History at the Courtauld Institute, University of London. She joined the New College of the Humanities as a founding member in 2011.
PhD in English, University of Cambridge (1995)
MA in Art History, Courtauld Institute (1989)
BA in English Literature, University of Cambridge (1987)
Helen L Bing Fellow, Huntington Library, California (1997)
Awarded 3 year British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship (1995)
Dr Charlotte Grant's Research
Charlotte Grant’s research focuses on literature and visual culture mostly, but not exclusively, in the Eighteenth Century. She has published on eighteenth-century women’s writing and on design history. Between 2001 and 2005 she was Senior Research Fellow at the AHRC Centre for the Study of the Domestic Interior (CSDI) based at the Royal College of Art, in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Bedford Centre for the History of Women, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Co-editor and contributor, Imagined Interiors: Representing the Domestic Interior Since the Renaissance, with Jeremy Aynsley (London: V&A Publications) chapter: ‘”One’s self, and one’s house, one’s furniture”: from object to interior in British fiction, 1720-1900’ (2006)
Editor, Flora, vol 4 of Literature and Science, 1660-1830 general editor Judith Hawley, 8 vols (London: Pickering and Chatto) (2003)
Co-editor and contributor, Women, Writing & the Public Sphere, 1700-1830, with Eger, O’Gallchoir & Warburton (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Chapter: ‘The Choice of Hercules: ‘the polite arts’ and ‘female excellence’ in eighteenth-century London’ (2001)
‘Visible Prostitutes: Hogarth, Mandeville and “A Harlot’s Progress”’ in Markman Ellis and Ann Lewis (eds) Prostitutes and Prostitution in the eighteenth century: sex, commerce and morality (London: Pickering and Chatto) (2011)
‘Arts and Commerce Promoted: “female excellence” and the Society of Arts’ “patriotic and truly noble purposes”’ in Susan Bennett, ed. Cultivating the Human Faculties’ James Barry (1741-1806) and the Society of Arts (Bethlehem; Lehigh University Press) (2008)
‘Women Poets and Their Writing in Eighteenth-Century Britain’ in Christine Gerrard, ed. A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry (Oxford, Blackwell Publishing) (2006).
Editor and contributor, The Domestic Interior in British Literature, Special Issue of Home Cultures volume two issue three, November 2005. Article: ‘Reading the House of Fiction: From Object to Interior 1720-1920’ (2005)
Dr Charlotte Grant's Teaching
Dr. Grant started her teaching career at Queen Mary, University of London as a teaching assistant. She then taught in Cambridge for many years, as a Fellow, College Lecturer and Director of Studies in English, first at Jesus College (1995-2001), and then at King’s (2007-2010). Between 2008-2010 she held a Newton Trust Lectureship and then a Lectureship in Literature and Visual Culture in the English Department at the University of Cambridge. Before coming to NCH in 2011 she was a Lecturer in English at King’s College, London, where she co-ordinated the MA in the Enlightenment.
Dr Grant has worked on the development of the new NCH degree and teaches on courses including ‘Literature 1700-1830’, ‘Literary Kinds’ and ‘Cultures of London’. She has previously taught on courses including ‘The Novel’, ‘Drama 1860-present’ and ‘Postcolonial Literature’.