Dr Neil Ramsey

Lecturer in English & Media Studies
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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+61 2 6228 8879

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Building 28
Room 208

  • ABOUT
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Dr Neil Ramsey is a Lecturer in English Literature and currently Coordinator English and Media Studies. 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.

Awards and Grants

  • 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

Books

Ramsey N; Russell G, 2015, Tracing War in British Enlightenment and Romantic Culture, Palgrave Macmillan

Ramsey N, 2011, The Military Memoir and Romantic Literary Culture, 1780-1835, Original, Ashgate, Farnham, UK and Burlington, VT

Book Chapters

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

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

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

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

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

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

Journal articles

Ramsey ND, 2016, 'Global War in the Romantic Era: Review Article', European Romantic Review, vol. 27, pp. 101 - 107

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

Ramsey ND, 2015, 'Wartime Reading: Romantic Era Military Periodicals and the Edinburgh Review', Australian Literary Studies, vol. 29, pp. 28 - 40

Ramsey N, 2014, 'MAD theory: nuclear deterrence and the thanatopolitical limits of Empire', International Social Science Journal, vol. 63, pp. 67 - 78, 10.1111/issj.12017

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, 10.1111/j.1754-0208.2012.00547.x