Adam J Smith
I am a Lecturer in Literature and Liberal Arts at York St John University where I currently teach on a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules.
I work on eighteenth-century political literature and print culture. My doctoral research examined a selection of early eighteenth-century periodicals which were funded by political parties but did not signal their partisan allegiance. The PhD looked particularly at the partisan writing of Joseph Addison and Richard Steele.
Subsequently, I have developed an interest in political print culture outside of eighteenth-century London. I have worked extensively of radical newspaper networks across Sheffield and York, with a specific interest in the life and writing of the editor, poet, hymn-writer and activist, James Montgomery.
Generally, I’m interested in the relationships between politics, news and literature and the ways in which partisan identity is cultivated and articulated.
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30 September 2018
Time is out of joint at Gainsborough Old Hall, just as it is at antiquated piles across the land. It is a strange kind of tourism, when you think about it. At most of these...
15 August 2018
Thanks to the Printing Historical Society, I was able to spend a week in the British Library researching Sheffield’s Hartshead Press at the end of the eighteenth century. Since...
15 August 2018
Dr Adam J Smith Friday 10th August Things To Do When The Library is Closed The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that it is not the evening of Friday 10th August, which...
10 August 2018
Dr Adam J Smith Thursday 9th August My Findings Thus Far Today was my third in the British Library, and it transpires that three days is long enough for the familiarity of a new routine...