Neil Ramsey

Senior Lecturer in English and Media Studies
Senior Lecturer

Dr Neil Ramsey is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature. He works on the literary and culture responses to warfare during the eighteenth century and Romantic eras, focusing on the representations of personal experience and the development of a modern culture of war. His first book,The Military Memoir and Romantic Literary Culture, 1780-1835, was published by Ashgate in 2011. His most recent, a collection co-edited with Gillian Russell, Tracing War in British Enlightenment and Romantic Culture, was published by Palgrave in 2015. He is currently completing a monograph on military writing of the Romantic era, the research for which was funded by an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship that he held from 2010-2013. He is convenor of the Conflict and Society Research Group in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Scholarships of $35,000 (AUD) are available at UNSW Canberra for PhD students who achieved H1/High Distinction in their undergraduate program and/or have completed a Masters by Research. Scholarships of $10,000 (AUD) are also available to Australian/NZ students to undertake Honours. If you are interested, contact me at n.ramsey@unsw.edu.au

Awards and Grants

  • Curran Fellowshiop, Research Society for the Victorian Periodical, 2020
  • Research Project‐to‐Publication Grant, ARC Centre of Excellence for The History of Emotions, 2016
  • Conference Funding, Mediating War in the Early Modern World, 1600-1815 Conference, Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society, University of New South Wales Canberra, 2015
  • Rector’s Start-Up Grant, University of New South Wales Canberra, 2014
  • Early Career Researcher Grant, University of New South Wales Canberra, 2014
  • Associate Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for The History of Emotions, 2013
  • Conference Funding, War’s Affect Conference, Humanities Research Centre, The Australian National University 2011
  • Conference Funding, Embattled Men: Masculinity and War Conference, Faculty of Arts, The Australian National University 2011
  • Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship, Australian Research Council Discovery Project, 2010-13
  • Conference Travel Grant, College of Arts and Social Sciences, The Australian National University, 2009
  • Australian Bicentennial Fellowship, the Menzies Centre, King’s College London, 2009
  • Stephen Copley Postgraduate Research Award, British Association for Romantic Studies, 2007
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Travel Grant, The Australian National University, 2007
  • Conference Travel Grant, Humanities Research Centre, The Australian National University, 2007
  • Faculty of Arts Fieldwork Grant, College of Arts and Social Sciences, The Australian National University, 2004

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Books
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Ramsey N; Russell G, 2015, Tracing War in British Enlightenment and Romantic Culture, Palgrave Macmillan
2015
Ramsey N, 2011, The Military Memoir and Romantic Literary Culture, 1780-1835, Original, Ashgate, Farnham, UK and Burlington, VT
2011
Book Chapters
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Ramsey N, 2020, 'Jacques Rancière and the Politics of War Literature: Poetry and Trauma in Edmund Blunden’s Undertones of War (1928)', in Expressions of War in Australia and the Pacific Language, Trauma, Memory, and Official Discourse, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 87 - 103
2020
Ramsey N, 2019, 'War', in Tuite C (ed.), Byron in Context, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 70 - 76, https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/byron-in-context/47C3ACE1D5950C0FB913AE5A590309D6
2019
Ramsey N, 2019, 'Military Periodicals, Discipline, and Wartime Emotion in the 1790s', in Macleod J; Christie W; Denney P (ed.), Politics and Emotions in Romantic Periodicals, Springer Nature, pp. 91 - 110
2019
Ramsey N, 2018, 'War and Emotion in the Age of Biedermeier: The United Service Journal and the Military Tale', in downes S; lynch A; O'Loughlin K (ed.), Writing War in Britain and France, 1370-1854: A History of Emotions, Routledge, pp. 201 - 218
2018
Ramsey ND, 2017, 'The Comic View of Johnny Newcome's Military Adventures', in Padiyar S; Shaw P; Simpson P (ed.), Visual Culture and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, Routledge, London and New York, pp. 152 - 166
2017
Ramsey ND, 2016, ''A Lively School of Writing’: George Gleig, Moyle Sherer and the Romantic Military Memoir', in Dwyer P (ed.), War Stories: The War Memoir in History and Literature, Berghahn Books, pp. 48 - 72
2016
Ramsey ND, 2015, 'Exhibiting Discipline: Military Science and the Naval and Military Library and Museum', in Ramsey N; Russell G (ed.), Tracing War in British Enlightenment and Romantic Culture, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 113 - 131
2015
Ramsey ND, 2015, 'The Grievable Life of the War-Correspondent: The Experience of War in Henry Crabb Robinson's Letters to The Times, 1808-09', in Downes S; Lynch A; O'Loughlin, K. (ed.), Emotions and War: Medieval to Romantic Literature, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke
2015
Ramsey ND; Russell G, 2015, 'Introduction: Tracing War in Enlightenment and Romantic Culture', in Ramsey N; Russell G (ed.), Tracing War in British Enlightenment and Romantic Culture, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1 - 15
2015
Ramsey N, 2013, ''A Real English Soldier': Suffering, Manliness and Class in the Mid-Nineteenth Century Soldiers' Tale', in Kennedy C; McCormack M (ed.), Soldiering in Britain and Ireland, 1750-1850, edn. Original, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 136 - 155
2013
Journal articles
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Ramsey N, 2020, 'Mary Shelley and the Monstrosity of War: Frankenstein and the Post-Waterloo Politics of Life', Eighteenth-Century Life, vol. 44, pp. 96 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/00982601-8718677
2020
Ramsey N, 2018, '‘To Die as a Soldier’: The Vital Romance of the Military Novel', Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, vol. 41, pp. 579 - 596, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1754-0208.12570
2018
Ramsey N; Gooch J, 2018, 'Mediating War', Romanticism, vol. 24
2018
Ramsey ND, 2017, 'James Montgomery’s Waterloo: War and the Poetics of History', Studies in Romanticism, vol. 56, pp. 361 - 378
2017
Ramsey ND, 2017, 'Listening to War: Sound and Noise in Romantic Era Military Writing', Republics of Letters, vol. 5, pp. 1 - 12
2017
Ramsey ND, 2016, 'Romanticism in the Shadow of War: Literary Culture in the Napoleonic War Years Byron's War: Romantic Rebellion, Greek Revolution, Watching War', European Romantic Review, vol. 27, pp. 101 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10509585.2015.1124535
2016
Ramsey ND, 2016, 'De Lancey’s Tour: Military Barracks and the Endo-Colonization of England in the 1790s', English Language Notes, vol. 54, pp. 25 - 38
2016
Ramsey ND, 2015, 'Wartime Reading: Romantic Era Military Periodicals and the Edinburgh Review', Australian Literary Studies, vol. 29, pp. 28 - 40
2015
Ramsey N, 2014, 'MAD theory: nuclear deterrence and the thanatopolitical limits of Empire', International Social Science Journal, vol. 63, pp. 67 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/issj.12017
2014
Ramsey ND, 2013, 'Reframing Regicide: Symbolic Politics and the Sentimental Trial of James Hadfield (1800)', Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, vol. 36, pp. 317 - 334, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1754-0208.2012.00547.x
2013

War Literature

Romantic and Eighteenth Century Literature

Cultural History of War

Military Memoir and Autobiography

War and Media

British and Irish Literature

Organisational units
lensSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences
Sub Theme
lensConflict & Society
lensLiterature & Media