Ian Newman, Assistant Professor of English, is a scholar of British and Irish literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He holds a B.A. from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on literature, balladry, politics, and urban space.
In addition to published articles and essays on the politics and literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Professor Newman is the author of the book The Romantic Tavern: Literature and Conviviality in the Age of Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2019). He is the co-editor of Charles Dibdin & Late Georgian Culture (Oxford University Press, 2018). He co-edited a special issue of Studies in Romanticism on “Song and the City” for which he also co-wrote the introduction with Gillian Russell. With David O’Shaughnessy of Trinity College Dublin, he is co-editing a book on the Irish actor, playwright and theatre manager Charles Macklin for the Liverpool University Press. He is also working on a book project Song Stories: The Ballad and Its Narrators.