Research Stream

Peter Denney (2014)

Peter Denney is an Associate Investigor (2014) and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities at Griffith University.  His research focuses on the literature and history of eighteenth-century Britain, especially working-class writing, the representation of rural life, and political culture in the era of the French Revolution.  He is currently completing a monograph entitled Silencing the Poor: Soundscape, Landscape and Society in Britain, c. 1700-1830. This books aims to provide the first systematic account of the rural soundscape in eighteenth-century British literature and culture, with a particular emphasis on changing depictions of the labouring poor.



The Battle of the Senses: Politics, Emotion and the Senses in Britain, 1760-1800