PhD, MPhil, BA
- Special Supervisor in English
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.
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).