Neil Ramsey

Dr Neil Ramsey is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of New South Wales, Canberra. He works on the literary and culture responses to warfare during the eighteenth-century and Romantic eras, focusing on the representations of personal experience and the development of a modern culture of war. His first book, The Military Memoir and Romantic Literary Culture, 1780–1835, was published by Ashgate in 2011. His most recent, a collection co-edited with Gillian Russell, Tracing War in British Enlightenment and Romantic Culture, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015. He is currently completing a monograph on military writing of the Romantic era, the research for which was funded by an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship that he held from 2010–2013.  He was an Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions (CHE) in 2013, and a Short-Term Project-to-Publication Fellow with CHE in 2017.

Contact

N.Ramsey@adfa.edu.au

Research

Embodied Affect in the Romantic Era War Novel

The Orientalist Emotions of Modern War: Imperial Conflict in Eighteenth-Century Travel Writing

Select Grants

Short-Term Project-to-Publication Fellowship, ARC Centre of Excellence for The History of Emotions, 2017
Early Career Researcher Grant, University of New South Wales Canberra, 2014
Associate Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for The History of Emotions, 2013
Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship, Australian Research Council Discovery Project, 2010-2013

Select Publications

Books

Ramsey N. and G. Russell, 2015. Tracing War in British Enlightenment and Romantic Culture. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Ramsey N. 2011, The Military Memoir and Romantic Literary Culture, 1780-1835. Farnham, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011.

Chapters and Articles

Ramsey N. and G. Russell, 2015. ‘Introduction: Tracing War in Enlightenment and Romantic Culture’.  In Tracing War in British Enlightenment and Romantic Culture, edited by N. Ramsey and G. Russell, pp. 1–15. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Ramsey N., 2015. ‘Exhibiting Discipline: Military Science and the Naval and Military Library and Museum’.  In Tracing War in British Enlightenment and Romantic Culture, edited by N. Ramsey and G. Russell, pp. 113–31. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Ramsey N., 2015. ‘The Grievable Life of the War-Correspondent: The Experience of War in Henry Crabb Robinson's Letters to The Times, 1808-09’.  In Emotions and War: Medieval to Romantic Literature, edited by S. Downes, A.  Lynch and K. O'Loughlin. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Ramsey N., 2014. ‘Wartime Reading: Romantic Era Military Periodicals and the Edinburgh Review’. Australian Literary Studies 29.3 (2014): 28–40.

Ramsey N., 2014, ‘MAD theory: nuclear deterrence and the thanatopolitical limits of Empire’. International Social Science Journal 63.207-208 (2014): 67–78.

Ramsey N., 2013. ‘“A Real English Soldier”: Suffering, Manliness and Class in the Mid-Nineteenth Century Soldiers’ Tale’.  In Soldiering in Britain and Ireland, 1750-1850, edited by C. Kennedy and M. McCormack, pp. 136–55.
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Ramsey N., 2013. ‘Reframing Regicide: Symbolic Politics and the Sentimental Trial of James Hadfield (1800)’.  Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 36.3 (2013): 317–34.

Select Presentations

Ramsey, N. Seminar 'A Correct Idea of War: Military Periodicals and Wartime Emotion in the Romantic Era', The University of Western Australia, 22 February 2018.