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Richard De Ritter

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Academic Position:
English professor at Leeds University
Research Interests:
women's literature, gender, children's literature, childhood

Richard explores literature from the later 18th and early 19th centuries, and he focuses on women’s writing, children’s literature and ideas around the home and domestic life. To this end he often studies culture alongside literature. He has explored works by Jane Austen, Maria Edgeworth, and Anna Letitia Barbauld.
Richard is a current lecturer at Leeds university.

Recent Publications

  • Imagining Women’s Readers, 1789-1820 Well Regulated Minds (Manchester University Press, 2014)
  • ‘From Wild Fictions to Accurate Observation: Domesticating Wonder in Children’s Literature of the Late Eighteenth Century’ in Literary Cultures and Eighteenth-Century Childhoods ed. By O’Malley (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)
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1 'A Dead Silence': Reading Jane Austen's Mansfield Park pt2

In the second part of this lecture on ways of reading Jane Austen's 'Mansfield Park', Richard De...

Richard De Ritter
2 'A Dead Silence': Reading Jane Austen's Mansfield Park pt1

Richard De Ritter from the University of Leeds discusses the different ways of reading Jane...

Richard De Ritter