Jordan Welsh

Assistant Lecturer
Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
 Jordan Welsh


Ask me about
  • Romanticism
  • Victorians
  • Long Nineteenth Century
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins
  • Golden Age of Crime Fiction
  • Pre- Raphaelites and Christina Rossetti


I became an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS) at the University of Essex in 2021 where I teach on a literary theory module entitled LT204: Criticism: Practice and Theory. I also have a keen interest in outreach and social engagement with the public. Between 2018-2019 I worked for the Outreach team at the University of Essex running projects and events with students and young people to raise aspirations and address concerns about studying at a Higher Education level. In 2020, I was awarded a month long fellowship as part of the Visiting Scholars Program at the Armstrong Browning Library located at Baylor University, Texas, USA- this trip should take place in Spring 2022. I was awarded the Stephen Copley Research Award from the British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) in 2021.


  • BA English Literature University of Essex (2017)

  • MA Literature University of Essex (2018)

Research and professional activities


All things therefore are charged with love: Natural Theology in Coleridge, Rossetti and Hopkins

Supervisor: Professor Susan Oliver , Dr Christopher Bundock

Research interests

The Long 19th Century; Romantic and Victorian Literature; Eco-criticism and Nature Writing; Literature and Religion; Poetry since the Romantic period; the works of Gerard Manley Hopkins; and the Golden Age of Crime Fiction



Colchester Campus