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Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership - Student Profiles



I am writing a PhD thesis at King's College, Cambridge, funded by the Isaac Newton Trust and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, on Hegel's writing as critical praxis. I completed a Bachelor of Arts in English with First Class Honours at the University of Exeter, writing on Percy Bysshe Shelley, Hegel, and the French Revolution; and then a Master of Arts in Literature & Philosophy with Distinction, writing on Gillian Rose and philosophical style.


Hegel; classical German philosophy; English Romanticism; irony; recollection; philosophy; critical theory; politics and aesthetics; philosophical aesthetics; literature and philosophy; philosophical style; Gillian Rose; Marx and Marxism; the Frankfurt School; readymade art.


Key publications: 

I am co-editor of the forthcoming volume Marxist Modernism: Introductory Lectures on Critical Theory, a lecture series on the Frankfurt School by Gillian Rose. I also write the section on Eighteenth-Century Poetry for the Year’s Work in English Studies. I have presented papers on Hegel and posthumanism; Marx and 'the feeling of suffering'; and Hegel, truth, and irony.

The Year's Work in English Studies, Eighteenth-Century Poetry (2019)

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

This year I will be teaching Practical Criticism and Critical Practice, and some additional seminars on literature and philosophy. I am also supervising a Part I dissertation on Percy Bysshe Shelley and representations of God. I am happy to hear from any students working in my areas of interest.

Department: English
Supervisor: Dr Ross Wilson
College: King's College
AHRC subject area: English Language and Literature
Title of thesis: Recollecting Hegel
 Robert  Scott