The University of Iowa

Anne Stapleton

Anne Stapleton
315 EPB
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Research Interests: 
Late 18th- & 19th-Century British Literature & Culture

My teaching, research, and writing explore the relationship between literature and culture of late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Great Britain, with a particular focus on Scotland. I am especially intrigued by literary representations of national and regional identities in poetry, songs, fiction, and autobiographical works. Archival research in England and Scotland, a vital aspect of my work, uncovered a number of significant texts which led to my current project entitled Negotiating Nationalism: Scottish Dance in Post-Culloden Literature. By tracing the central motif of Highland dance as an outwardly conforming but covertly subversive expression of Scottish nationalism, I investigate Scottish musical traditions and literary forms developed between 1750 and 1830.