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Daniel Waterfield

Daniel Waterfield

History PhD student and Pigott scholar (2015-2018)


I did my BA in English (2012) and MA in 18th Century Worlds (2014) at the University of Liverpool, where I wrote dissertations on Woolf and theatre, a long essay on James Joyce and Marxist History, and then an MA dissertation on Frances Burney's Catholic thought.


Research Interests

I'm writing a thesis on Frances Burney d'Arblay and Anglican womanhood, 1752 - 1840. Beyond that, I'm broadly interested in Catholic-Protestant encounters in post-reformation western Europe and the Atlantic world. 


I'm happy to supervise either English or History undergraduates in any British religious or literary topic 1688 - 1832. In 2017-18 I taught 'gender' and 'nations and states' seminars for HAP.


  • International History
  • Modern British History
  • Early Modern History

Key Publications

"“My brain is on fire!” Anglican womanhood and the limits of politeness in Frances Burney’s Cecilia, (1782)" JECS forthcoming, Spring 2019.