Jennifer Batt

Academic Position:
Postdoctoral Project Co-ordinator
Research Interests:
Eighteenth century; History of the Book

Dr Jennifer Batt's research focuses on eighteenth century literature, and is informed by an engagement with the History of the Book and digital humanities. She is particularly interested in uncovering the ways 'ordinary' eighteenth century men and women engaged with literature as readers and writers. Her work on Stephen Duck explores (among other things) the ways a labouring-class writer who grew up in a rural village might find ways of participating in mainstream literary culture, while her work on newspapers and magazines reveals the ways in which these media made literary culture available to an ever-increasing readership across the country. She is a Postdoctoral Project Coordinator for the Digital Miscellanies Index project; she is highly interested in the fundamental role that miscellanies play in shaping eighteenth century poetic culture.

# Title Description Contributor
1 18th Century Labouring Class Poetry

Dr Jennifer Batt gives a talk on Stephen Duck, one of the 18th Century labouring-class poets

Jennifer Batt
2 Mary Leapor

Dr Jennifer Batt talks about Mary Leapor, an 18th Century kitchen maid who wrote accomplished...

Jennifer Batt
# Title Description Contributor
1 Mary Leapor

Dr Jennifer Batt talks about Mary Leapor, an 18th Century kitchen maid who wrote accomplished...

Jennifer Batt
2 18th Century Labouring Class Poetry

Dr Jennifer Batt gives a talk on Stephen Duck, one of the 18th Century labouring-class poets

Jennifer Batt
# Essay Title Description Contributor
1 Eighteenth century labouring-class writing

By Jennifer Batt

Jennifer Batt
2 Mary Leapor

A servant maid who died in relative obscurity at the age of just twenty-four, Mary Leapor (1722-...

Jennifer Batt
3 Stephen Duck

Briefly, in 1730, the most talked about poet in England was an agricultural labourer. The story...

Jennifer Batt