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Peter Garside

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Peter Garside was educated at Cambridge and Harvard Universities, and taught English Literature at Cardiff University from 1967 to 2004, where he was a Professor of English Literature. From 1997-2004 he was Director of The Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research (CEIR) at Cardiff. He became an Executive Editor for the Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels (EEWN) in 1986, and has been a General Editor since 1994

He served as Advisory Editor to the Stirling/South Carolina Edition of the Collected Works of James Hogg from 1991, and in 1998 became Associate General Editor. He has edited three volumes apiece for these two scholarly collected editions. He was also a General Editor of the ground-breaking bibliographical survey The English Novel 1770-1829, 2 vols (Oxford University Press, 2000), and Director of the AHRC-funded online database, British Fiction, 1800-1829 (2004).


Main research interests are Romantic Studies, Scottish Literature, the Novel, and Book History. Present work includes a study of the ‘Scotch' Novel, 1770-1836. Research proposals in any of the above areas are welcomed.

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