Dr Isobel Hurst

Staff details

Position Lecturer in English
Email i.hurst (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7466

BA (Hons) Classics and English, M.Phil. in English Studies, 1830-1900, D.Phil., University of Oxford; Postdoctoral Junior Research Fellow, Institute of Hellenic and Roman Studies, University of Bristol, 2003-4; Tutor, Universities of Oxford and Warwick, 2004-6; Research Assistant, Reception of the Texts and Images of Ancient Greece in Late Twentieth-Century Drama and Poetry, Open University, 2006; Visiting Assistant Professor, Marlboro College, Vermont, 2006-7; at Goldsmiths since 2007.


  • BA: Literature of the Victorian Period; Explorations in Literature; Literary London; Sensibility and Romanticism
  • MA: Writing the Mediterranean; Nineteenth-Century Literature: Romanticisms 

Areas of supervision

Nineteenth-century fiction and poetry; the reception of classical texts in English literature; translation and contemporary poetry

Research Interests

My research interests are in 19th- and 20th-century poetry and fiction, women's writing, and the reception of classical epic and tragedy.