M.A. (Rhodes), Ph.D. (Natal) H.Dip.Lib.
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Teaching & Research Interests: Late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century prose and poetry (especially women writers of this period); the Gothic novel.
Dr Beard has published papers on the eighteenth century, Wordsworth, and Mary Wollstonecraft.
“Lessons from the Dead Masters: Wordsworth and Byron in J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace”, English in Africa 34 (2007): 59-77.
“ ‘She travels alone and unattended’: The Visit to the Eastern Cape of the botanical artist Marianne North”, de Arte 76 (2007): 33-48.
"Whither am I wandering?" A Journey into the Self - Mary Wollstonecraft's travels in Scandinavia, 1795", Literator 25 (1) April 2004: 73-89.
"From Baudelaire to Beardsley: some thoughts on Poe's beast as an indicator of the tastes and fears of nineteenth-century Europe", de Arte 64 (2001): 35-42
"Parallel Visions: Byron, Géricault and the Wreck of the Medusa." de Arte 59(April 1999): 34-41.
"'Visions of Romance - Anxieties of Common Life' - Jane Austen's Gothic Novel: A Reading of Northanger Abbey." The English Academy Review 15 (Dec 1998): 130-138.
"Some Figurations of the Labouring Poor in the Visual Arts of the Eighteenth Century." Proceedings of the Second Biennial Conference of The Southern African Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. 1993.
"Pain's Wild Rebellious Burst' - Some Thoughts on Thomas Paine and William Wordsworth." Eighteenth-Century Studies The Rights of Man. Leighton, M. (ed.) HSRC. 1992.
"The Inter-relationship between Literature and Politics: Towards a Study of Wordsworth's Poetry of the 1790s." English Studies in Africa 31 (1988): 91-106.
"Pastoralism as a Statement of Value: The Faerie Queene Book Vl." English Studies in Africa 27 (1984): 77-92.
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