Please see below for information on some of the PhD candidates working on nineteenth-century topics in the College of Arts here at Lincoln:



Ben Perkins (English)

Title: The Treatment of the Non-European Subject in the Poetry of Tennyson


Twitter: @TheTalkingOak

Personal website:

Profile: I am a part-time first-year PhD student studying the treatment of the non-European subject in the poetry of Alfred Lord Tennyson. My main interests in this field are the poet’s attitudes towards the British empire, race, and world religions. I previously studied at the University of Sheffield for a BA in English Literature and an MA in Nineteenth-Century Studies.

Supervisors: Rebecca Styler and Owen Clayton