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    Dr Andrew Rudd

    Murray Edwards College
    Huntingdon Road
    CB3 0DF

    Senior Tutor



    Murray Edwards is a beacon for academically gifted women whoever they are and wherever they come from. It is also a strikingly beautiful environment in which to study, think and be yourself. Please explore our website and come to see the College in person. Visitors are always welcome.


    BA (Hons) Durham; MPhil and PhD Cambridge


    Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries

    Research Interests:           

    Eighteenth-century and Romantic period British literature; charity in literature; Horace Walpole; eighteenth-century Indian culture and natural history.


    Andrew grew up in Essex and studied at the University of Durham as an undergraduate before completing an MPhil and PhD in English at Trinity College, Cambridge.  He was Parliamentary Manager at the Charity Commission for England and Wales, then was successively Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter, where he served as Director of Education in English and had responsibility welfare and wellbeing. He was appointed as Senior Tutor of Murray Edwards College in April 2023.



    • 2011 Sympathy and India in British Literature, 1770-1830, Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of Print (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).

    Articles and Chapters

    • 2021 ‘Robert Bloomfield, Object Poet: the Topographical and the Tangible in Bloomfield’s Poetry’, European Romantic Review (January 2021).
    • 2020 ‘Knights Errant of the Distressed: Horace Walpole, Thomas Chatterton, and Eighteenth-Century Charitable Culture’, Eighteenth-Century Life 44.1.
    • 2017 ‘Shakespeare, Rule-Breaking and Artistic Genius: the Case of Sir John Soane’, in Katherine Halsey and Angus Vine (eds.), Shakespeare and Authority (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).
    • 2015 ‘Geographical Morality on Trial: Edmund Burke and the Trial of Warren Hastings’, in The Uses of Space in Early Modern History, 1500-1850, ed. Paul Stock (New York: Palgrave).
    • 2016 ‘Robert Bloomfield’s ‘To Immagination’ (1800): The Quest for an Authentic Poetic Voice’, Studies in Romanticism 55.2.
    • 2007 “Oriental” and “Orientalist” Poetry: The Debate in Literary Criticism in the Romantic Period’, Romanticism 13.1.
    • 2007 ‘India as Gothic Horror: Maturin’s Melmoth the Wanderer and Images of Juggernaut in Early Nineteenth-Century Missionary Writing’, in New Readings in the Literature of British India, ed. Shafquat Towheed (Stuttgart: Ibidem Press).