Dr Dylan Carver

BA (Cantab), MPhil (Cantab), PhD (Cantab)

Special Supervisor

Dylan Carver

College Roles

  • Special Supervisor in English


Email: dc560@cam.ac.uk

Dylan Carver


Dr Dylan Carver is a historian of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century literature and visual art.

Dylan grew up in Nenthead, Cumbria, and attended the local comprehensive. He completed his BA at King’s College, his MPhil at Downing College (with a scholarship from the Isaac Newton Trust), and his PhD at Girton College.

As well as supervising at Newnham College, Dylan is a Stipendiary Lecturer at St Peter’s College, Oxford. For further information, please follow this link: https://www.spc.ox.ac.uk/people/dr-dylan-carver

Research Interests

Dr Dylan Carver works on the aesthetics and politics of art in the long eighteenth century, with a particular focus on literature, architecture, and painting. His PhD offers a polemical reinterpretation of the early Gothic Revival in Britain, focusing on the interplay of Gothicism and Enlightenment. Dylan is currently revising his dissertation for publication.

He is also preparing a new research project on William Hazlitt.

At undergraduate level, Dylan teaches Part I Papers 1 (Practical Criticism and Critical Practice) and 6 (English Literature and its Contexts 1660–1870), and for Part II Papers 2 (Tragedy) and 15 (The Ethical Imagination).