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Simon Clewes

Languages and Literature, University of Birmingham

Thesis title:

Happily Never After: Male-Male Desire and Love in the Gothic Writing of William Godwin and his Circle

Research Area

  • Languages and Literature


  • ISECS (International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies) International Congress on the Enlightenment, University of Edinburgh, 14-19 July 2019, upon the theme of 'Enlightenment Identities' 


  • BSECS (British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies) 49thAnnual Conference, University of Oxford, 8-10 Jan 2020, upon the theme 'Natural, Unnatural and Supernatural'
  • BARS (British Association for Romantic Studies) Early Career and Postgraduate Conference, Keats House, London, 12-13 June 2020, upon the theme of 'Romantic Futurities' 

Other Research Interests

  • Queer theory 
  • Sexuality studies
  • Gender performance 
  • Masculinity theory