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Professor Pamela Clemit has research interests in British literature and culture of the 18th and 19th centuries. Her work intersects with the fields of history, philosophy, and politics. Much of her research is based on manuscripts.

The philosophical anarchist William Godwin (1756-1836) is at the centre of Pamela Clemit’s current work. Her principal research project is the Oxford University Press edition of Godwin’s letters, which is being published in six volumes. Alongside this Pamela Clemit continues to teach, research, and publish in other areas of interest. These include the 1790s, the Mary Wollstonecraft diaspora, and the political novel. A relatively new departure is critical study of the letters and journals of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, broadly conceived. Pamela Clemit is a regular reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement and a contributor to Tom Hodgkinson’s Idler magazine.

Pamela Clemit has been a Visiting Fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, working under the directorship of Peter Gay, and has held a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship. She has held Visiting Fellowships at several Oxford colleges, including All Souls College and Wadham College.

She received the Keats-Shelley Association of America Distinguished Scholar award for 2016. She is a Fellow of the English Association and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

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