Dr Annika Bautz
Profiles

Dr Annika Bautz

Head of School Humanities and Performing Arts

School of Humanities and Performing Arts (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

Annika can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • 19th century literature
  • History of the book
  • Literature reception studies
  • Literature

Role

Head of School of Humanities and Performing Arts

Associate Professor of English

Qualifications

Ph.D. Newcastle; M.A. Zurich; B.A. Hamburg

I joined the English and Creative team at the University of Plymouth in 2010. Since then I have developed a number of new modules, including ‘Gothic Fictions: Villains, Virgins, Vampires’, and ‘Reading Jane Austen: then and now’. I have supervised undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations as well as ResM and PhD theses on a range of topics relating to Romantic and Victorian literature. I welcome PhD and ResM applications in the areas of nineteenth-century literature and book history in particular.

My research focuses on Romantic and Victorian fiction, principally the history of the book, library history and reception studies. My publications include books and essays on the afterlives of Jane Austen, Walter Scott, George Eliot, Edward Bulwer-Lytton.

Since 2016, I have been Head of the School of Humanities and Performing Arts, a school consisting of over 25 programmes across the areas of Creative Writing, English, History, Art History, Anthropology, Acting, Drama, and Music, and home to 1000 UG, PGT and research students.



Teaching interests

Romantic and Victorian Literature, including modules on the Gothic and on Jane Austen. 

Research interests

Romantic and Victorian fiction; history of the book; reception studies

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Bautz A & Wootton S 2018 '‘Bicentennial Essays on Jane Austen’s Afterlives’' Women's Writing 25, (4) Publisher Site PEARL
Bautz AB 2018 ''Austen’s late-nineteenth-century afterlives: 1890s introductions to her novels'' Women's Writing 468-485 , DOI PEARL
Bautz A 2017 'The ‘universal favourite’: Daniel Terry’s Guy Mannering; or, The Gipsey’s Prophecy (1816)' Yearbook of English Studies 47, (2017) 36-57 Publisher Site PEARL
Bautz A & St Clair W 2012 '‘Imperial Decadence: the making of the myths. Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s The Last Days of Pompeii (1834)' Victorian Literature and Culture 40, (2) 359-396 , DOI
Bautz A 2009 'Scott’s Victorian Readers' Nineteenth Century Contexts 31, (1) 19-29 , DOI
Bautz A 2007 'Early Readers of Jane Austen' Literature Compass: Romanticism 4, (August) 1412-1427
Books
Bautz A 2021 Victorian Culture, Historical Romance, Material Texts, and Edward Bulwer Lytton. Routledge Series: Studies in Cultural History
Bautz A; Wootton S 2019 Bicentennial Essays on Jane Austen’s Afterlives. Routledge Series: Historical Women’s Writing
Bautz A; Gregory J 2018 Libraries, Books, and Collectors of Texts, 1600-1900. Routledge Studies in Cultural History Publisher Site
Bautz A; Grey D; Gregory J 2018 Judgement in the Victorian Age. Taylor and Francis
Bautz A; Napier Gray K 2017 Transatlantic Literature and Transitivity, 1780-1850: Subjects, Texts, and Print Culture. Routledge Series: Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature Publisher Site
Bautz A 2010 Reader’s Guide to Essential Criticism of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Sense and Sensibility. Palgrave MacMillan
Bautz A 2007 The reception of Jane Austen and Walter Scott. Continuum Intl Pub Group
Chapters
Bautz A 2021 'Nineteenth-century illustrated editions' in Bray J; Moss H Jane Austen and the Arts Edinburgh University Press
Grey D, Bautz A & Gregory JR 2018 'Introduction' Judgment in the Victorian Age London Taylor and Francis 1-39
Bautz A 2018 ''Reading in the Provinces: Plymouth Public Library's Nineteenth-Century Catalogues'' in Gregory J; Bautz A Libraries, Books, and Collectors of Texts, 1600-1900 172-194
Bautz A 2017 ''Christian Morality and Roman Depravity: Illustrating Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s The Last Days of Pompeii in a transatlantic literary market'' in Bautz A; Napier Gray K Transatlantic Literature and Transitivity, 1780-1850: Subjects, Texts, and Print Culture Routledge 112-146
Bautz AB 2017 ''The foundation of Plymouth Public Library: cultural status, philanthropy, and expanding readerships, 1810-1825'' in Towsey M; Roberts K Before the Public Library: Reading, Community, and Identity in the Atlantic World, 1650-1850 Leiden and Boston Brill 260-283
Bautz A 2016 'George Eliot in East and West Germany' in Shaffer E; Brown C The Reception of George Eliot in Europe London Bloomsbury 41-65
Bautz AB 2016 'The Transatlantic Publishing Industry: Book Trade, Copyright, Reception, 1776–1891' in Straub J Handbook of Transatlantic North American Studies De Gruyter 413-427
Bautz A 2013 '‘In perfect volume form, Price Sixpence’: Illustrating Pride and Prejudice for a late-Victorian mass-market' in Ruddell C; Duffy C; Howell P Romantic Adaptations: Essays in Mediation and Remediation Ashgate 101-124
Bautz A & St Clair W 2012 '‘Imperial Decadence: the making of the myths. Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s The Last Days of Pompeii (1834)'' in Gardner Coates V; Lapatin K; Seydl J The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection Los Angeles J. Paul Getty Museum 52-59
Bautz A 2007 'The reception of Jane Austen in Germany' in Mandal A; Southam BC The reception of Jane Austen in Europe Continuum Intl Pub Group 93-116
Bautz A 2006 '‘The Reception of Walter Scott in East, West and Reunified Germany, 1949-2005'' in Pittock M The reception of Sir Walter Scott in Europe Continuum Intl Pub Group 117-137
Exhibitions
0 A Tale of Two Texts. Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery 01/01/2012 01/01/1900 10