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Doctor Matt Kerr

Doctor Matt Kerr

Lecturer

Research interests

  • Nineteenth-century literature and culture; 
  •  Oceanic humanities; 
  •  Waste and rubbish; 

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.

Connect with Matt

Email: m.p.kerr@soton.ac.uk

Tel: +44 23 8059 3168

Address: B65, Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, SO17 1BF (View in Google Maps)

Research

Research interests

  • Nineteenth-century literature and culture; 
  •  Oceanic humanities; 
  •  Waste and rubbish; 
  •  Empire and post-colonial studies; 
  •  Environmental humanities; 

Current research

Following the publication of All at Sea in 2022, Matt has begun work on two new projects. The first, a new edition of Frederick Marryat's Mr. Midshipman Easy, has received funding from the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust. The second, provisionally titled ‘Flotsam, Jetsam, Lagan, Litter: Marine Refuse in 19th-Century Literature and Culture’, will trace the continuities and discontinuities between nineteenth-century and present-day attitudes to sea refuse, revealing the beginnings of a contemporary social, ecological, and legal problem. 

Matt is on the editorial board of the Journal of Victorian Culture.

Research projects

Active projects

Researchers:
Doctor Matt Kerr
Sponsor: British Academy
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