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Porscha Fermanis

Vice Principal For Research & Innovation

School Of English, Drama & Film
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168530
Email: porscha.fermanis@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr. Fermanis completed her undergraduate degree in English and Law at the University of Western Australia, and her PhD in English at the University of Oxford. Her doctoral thesis  was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2009 as John Keats and the Ideas of the Enlightenment. Her research interests are in Romantic poetry and poetics; Romantic historicism and historical fiction; the relationship between Romanticism and Enlightenment; and global Romanticisms and the history of globalisation. Dr. Fermanis is currently working on a co-authored Concise History of Romanticism (Routledge, 2015) and a monograph entitled Romantic Pasts: Narrative History in Britain and Ireland, 1770-1850.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2009.
Title: IRCHSS Research Fellow
Year: 2006.
Title: IRCHSS Postdoctoral Fellow
Year: 2004.
Title: Keats-Shelley Memorial Association Essay Prize
Year: 2001.
Title: Oxford University English Faculty Graduate Studentship
Year: 2002.
Title: University College, Oxford G. A. Paul Memorial Scholarship
Year: 2000.
Title: University College, Oxford Old Members¿ Trust Fund Scholarship
Year: 1998.
Title: Australian University Postgraduate Scholarship
Year: 1997.
Title: Katherine Moss Prize
       

Conference Contributions

Porscha Fermanis; (2008) 'Vizualising Distance': The Reader as Spectator in Walter Scott's 'Waverely'. [Invited Oral Presentation], ECLRNI, National Library Dublin , 18-OCT-08 - 18-OCT-08.
Porscha Fermanis; (2009) 'A beggarly gleaner in the field': History and Romance in William Godwin's 'History of the Commonwealth'. [Chaired Session], Romantic Realignments, Oxford University, Oxford University , 18-NOV-09 - 18-NOV-09.
Porscha Fermanis; (2009) 'History and Romance in William Godwin's 'History of the Commonwealth'. [Invited Oral Presentation], ECLRNI, Queens University Belfast , 15-OCT-09 - 15-OCT-10.
Porscha Fermanis; (2010) Chronicling the Past: National History, the Peninsular War and Robert Southey's 'History of Brazil'. [International Refereed Conference], Romantic Historiography, 1780-1840, University College Dublin , 22-JUL-10 - 24-JUL-10.
Porscha Fermanis; (2010) Psychology and History in William Godwin's 'History of the Commonwealth'. [Invited Lecture], UNSW Seminar Series, University of New South Wales , 15-APR-10 - 15-APR-10.
Porscha Fermanis; (2010) Historical Writing in the Romantic Period. [Invited Oral Presentation], UWA Seminar Series, University of Western Australia , 11-MAR-10 - 11-MAR-10.
Fermanis, P.; (2007) 'Walter Scott and Historical Distance in Waverley and Ivanhoe'. [International Refereed Conference], 8th International Sir Walter Scott Conference, Oxford Brooks University , 01-JAN-07 - 06-OCT-07.
Fermanis, P.; (2002) ''From Rudeness to Refinement': Robertson's History of America and Stadial Theory in the Hyperion Poems'. [International Refereed Conference], 'Romantic Realignments' seminar, University of Oxford , 01-JAN-02.
Fermanis, P.; (2002) 'Keats's 'Metromania': The Critical Reception of the 1817 Poems'. [International Refereed Conference], University College English Seminar Series, * , 01-JAN-02.
               

Publications

Books

Porscha Fermanis and Carmen Casaliggi (2015) Romanticism: A Literary and Cultural History. UK: Routledge. [Details]
Porscha Fermanis and John Regan (2014) Rethinking British Romantic History, 1770-1840. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Porscha Fermanis; (2009) John Keats and the Ideas of the Enlightenment. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

Porscha Fermanis (2016) 'Enlightenment and History' In: Michael O'Neill (eds). The Cambridge History of John Keats. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
Porscha Fermanis and John Regan (2014) 'Introduction' In: Porscha Fermanis and John Regan (eds). Rethinking British Romantic History, 1770-1845. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Porscha Fermanis (2014) 'A 'poor crotchety picture of several things': Antiquarianism, Subjectivity, and the Novel in Thomas Carlyle's Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cronwell' In: Porscha Fermanis and John Regan (eds). Rethinking British Romantic History, 1770-1845. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Fermanis, Porscha (2012) 'Anatomizing the Case: Shelley's The Cenci, Browning's The Ring and the Book, and the Origins of the Dramatic Monologue' In: Carmen Casaliggi and Paul Russel-March (eds). Legacies of Romanticism: Literature, Culture, Aesthetics. London: Routledge. [Details]

Edited Books

Porscha Fermanis and John Regan (Ed.). (2014) Rethinking British Romantic History, 1770-1845. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Fermanis, Porscha (2012) 'Countering the Counterfactual: Joanna Baillie's 'Metrical Legends of Exalted Character's (1821) and the Paratexts of History'. Women's Writing, 19 (3):333-350. [Details]
Porscha Fermanis; (2010) 'William Godwin's History of the Commonwealth and the Psychology of Individual History'. The Review of English Studies, . [Details]
Porscha Fermanis; (2007) 'Culture, Counter-culture and the Subversion of the Comic in A Connecticut Yankee'. Mark Twain Annual, . [Details]
Fermanis, P.; (2006) ''Isabella, Lamia, and 'Merry Old England'''. Essays in Criticism, . [Details]
Fermanis, P.; (2005) ''Stadial Theory, Robertson's History of America, and Hyperion''. Keats-Shelley Review, . [Details]
                                     

Reviews

Porscha Fermanis; (2010) Review of Li Ou's 'Keats and Negative Capability. Keats-Shelley Journal: Reviews [Details]
Porscha Fermanis; (2010) Review of Daisy Hay's 'Young Romantics'. Irish Times: Reviews [Details]
Porscha Fermanis; (2010) Review of the Edinburgh Edition of Walter Scott's 'Peveril of the Peak'. Romantic Textualities: Reviews [Details]
Porscha Fermanis; (2009) Review of the Edinburgh Edition of Walter Scott's 'The Siege of Malta and Bizarro'. Romantic Textualities: Reviews [Details]
Porscha Fermanis; (2009) Review of Edna O'Brien's 'Byron in Love'. Irish Times: Reviews [Details]
                                                     

Research

Research Interests

Dr Fermanis's research interests are in Romantic poetry and poetics; Romantic historicism and historical fiction; the relationship between Romanticism and Enlightenment; and global Romanticisms. Her first monograph, John Keats and the Ideas of the Enlightenment, was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2009. Her second monograph is entitled Romantic Pasts: Narrative History in Britain and Ireland, 1770-1850 and extends some of the ideas outlined in a recently published co-edited book, Rethinking British Romantic History, 1770-1845 (OUP, 2014). Dr. Fermanis is also currently working on a co-authored Concise History of Romanticism (Routledge, 2015), which considers new and emerging areas in the field of Romantic studies, such as transnational and global approaches.

Research Projects

Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Realigning British Romanticism: White Settler and Indigenous Writing in the British-Controlled Southern Hemisphere, 1783-1870 (SouthHem)
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-15 / 31-AUG-16
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : ERC Application Support
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-14 / 01-NOV-14
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Romantic Connections
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-14 / 30-SEP-15
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : The Boundaries of History and Fiction in Romantic Britain and Ireland, 1780-1840
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-09 / 31-AUG-10

Recent Postgraduates

Colleen English (PhD Student): 'Writing the Dead: Epitaphs, Elegies and Irish Nationalism'
 
Christine Mangan (PhD Student): 'The Northanger Horrid Novels"