Dr Neil Ramsey
Senior Lecturer

Dr Neil Ramsey

UNSW Canberra
School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr Neil Ramsey is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature. 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. He is convenor of the Conflict and Society Research Group in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Scholarships of $35,000 (AUD) are available at UNSW Canberra for PhD students who achieved H1/High Distinction in their undergraduate program and/or have completed a Masters by Research. Scholarships of $10,000 (AUD) are also available to Australian/NZ students to undertake Honours. If you are interested, contact me at n.ramsey@unsw.edu.au


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Phone
+61 2 5114 5057
Location
Building 28 Room 208
  • Books | 2023
    Ramsey N, 2023, Romanticism and the Biopolitics of Modern War Writing, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
    Books | 2011
    Ramsey N, 2011, The Military Memoir and Romantic Literary Culture, 1780-1835, Original, Ashgate, Farnham, UK and Burlington, VT
  • Book Chapters | 2023
    Ramsey N; Engberg-Pedersen A, 2023, 'War, Literature, and the History of Knowledge', in War and Literary Studies, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
    Book Chapters | 2023
    Ramsey N, 2023, 'Literary Representations of Violence', in Dwyer P (ed.), A Cultural History of Violence in the Age of Enlightenment (1650-1800), Bloomsbury, London
    Book Chapters | 2023
    Ramsey N, 2023, 'War and Capitalism', in War and Literary Studies, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 293 - 306, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781009052832.022
    Book Chapters | 2023
    Ramsey N, 2023, 'War and trauma', in War and Literary Studies, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 216 - 229, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781009052832.016
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Ramsey N, 2020, 'Jacques Rancière and the Politics of War Literature: Poetry and Trauma in Edmund Blunden’s Undertones of War (1928)', in Expressions of War in Australia and the Pacific Language, Trauma, Memory, and Official Discourse, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 87 - 103
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Ramsey N, 2019, 'Military Periodicals, Discipline, and Wartime Emotion in the 1790s', in Macleod J; Christie W; Denney P (ed.), Politics and Emotions in Romantic Periodicals, Springer Nature, pp. 91 - 110
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Ramsey N, 2019, 'War', in Tuite C (ed.), Byron in Context, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University Press, pp. 70 - 76, https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/abs/byron-in-context/war/A2D64671C5DC5D797A8EF24D3DBBD3FB
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Ramsey N, 2019, 'War', in Tuite C (ed.), Byron in Context, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 70 - 76, https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/byron-in-context/47C3ACE1D5950C0FB913AE5A590309D6
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Ramsey N, 2018, 'War and Emotion in the Age of Biedermeier: The United Service Journal and the Military Tale', in downes S; lynch A; O'Loughlin K (ed.), Writing War in Britain and France, 1370-1854: A History of Emotions, Routledge, pp. 201 - 218
    Book Chapters | 2017
    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
    Book Chapters | 2016
    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
    Book Chapters | 2015
    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
    Book Chapters | 2015
    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
    Book Chapters | 2015
    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
    Book Chapters | 2013
    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
  • Edited Books | 2023
    Ramsey N; Engberg-Pedersen A, (ed.), 2023, War and Literary Studies, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
    Edited Books | 2015
    Ramsey N; Russell G, 2015, Tracing War in British Enlightenment and Romantic Culture, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Ramsey N, 2023, 'Unsecure Keats and the Domestication of Security', Studies in English Literature 1500-1900
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ramsey N, 2022, 'The Liberal Paradigm of Security in Sir Walter Scott's The Antiquary', Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas, 20, pp. 65 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/pan.2022.0001
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ramsey N, 2020, 'Mary Shelley and the Monstrosity of War: Frankenstein and the Post-Waterloo Politics of Life', Eighteenth-Century Life, 44, pp. 96 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/00982601-8718677
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ramsey N; Gooch J, 2018, 'Mediating War', Romanticism, 24
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ramsey N, 2018, '‘To Die as a Soldier’: The Vital Romance of the Military Novel', Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 41, pp. 579 - 596, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1754-0208.12570
    Journal articles | 2017
    Ramsey ND, 2017, 'James Montgomery’s Waterloo: War and the Poetics of History', Studies in Romanticism, 56, pp. 361 - 378
    Journal articles | 2017
    Ramsey ND, 2017, 'Listening to War: Sound and Noise in Romantic Era Military Writing', Republics of Letters, 5, pp. 1 - 12
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ramsey ND, 2016, 'De Lancey’s Tour: Military Barracks and the Endo-Colonization of England in the 1790s', English Language Notes, 54, pp. 25 - 38
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ramsey ND, 2016, 'Romanticism in the Shadow of War: Literary Culture in the Napoleonic War Years Byron's War: Romantic Rebellion, Greek Revolution, Watching War', European Romantic Review, 27, pp. 101 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10509585.2015.1124535
    Journal articles | 2015
    Ramsey ND, 2015, 'Wartime Reading: Romantic Era Military Periodicals and the Edinburgh Review', Australian Literary Studies, 29, pp. 28 - 40
    Journal articles | 2014
    Ramsey N, 2014, 'MAD theory: nuclear deterrence and the thanatopolitical limits of Empire', International Social Science Journal, 63, pp. 67 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/issj.12017
    Journal articles | 2013
    Ramsey ND, 2013, 'Reframing Regicide: Symbolic Politics and the Sentimental Trial of James Hadfield (1800)', Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 36, pp. 317 - 334, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1754-0208.2012.00547.x

  • Romanticism and the Poetics of First World War Literature, Australian Research Council Discovery Project, 2023-25
  • Curran Fellowshiop, Research Society for the Victorian Periodical, 2020
  • Research Project‐to‐Publication Grant, ARC Centre of Excellence for The History of Emotions, 2016
  • 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