Dr Dylan Carver

PhD, MPhil, BA

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.

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).