Dr Mary Newbould

BA, MPhil, PhD

Affiliated College Lecturer and Director of Studies

Photograph of Dr Mary Newbould, Affiliated Lecturer and Director of Studies in English

College Jobs

  • Affiliated College Lecturer, English
  • Director of Studies, English (Part II)

University Jobs

  • College Research Associate and the Bowman Supervisor in English, Wolfson College

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Photograph of Dr Mary Newbould, Affiliated Lecturer and Director of Studies in English

Biography

I have supervised and directed studies at various Cambridge colleges for several years. I am currently a Fellow and Tutor at Wolfson College, and an Affiliated Lecturer and Director of Studies in English at Newnham. I teach a wide range of topics across the eighteenth century for the English Tripos; I also lecture on Shakespeare and Modern Prose at the Faculty of Education, and run summer courses on the Sister Arts and on Jane Austen.

Research Interests

My research interests sprawl across eighteenth-century literature and visual culture. I specialise in how parody and adaptation allow creative material to shift between genres, art-forms and languages (mainly French) within the contexts of its appearance. The principal focus of my work on eighteenth-century ‘afterlives’ is Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), whose reception in Britain and beyond can be gauged by exploring Sterneana: the numerous and varied adaptations his writing has inspired from 1760 onwards in text, image, and performance. My first book, ‘Adaptations of Laurence Sterne’s Fiction: Sterneana, 1760-1840‘, was published in 2013. I’m currently working on a project to digitise this material.