david.owen@uab.cat

ORCID Research Profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5080-2736

Research Area

Although I have recently been researching and publishing in the area of contemporary war writing, my research interests focus mainly on English novelistic fiction of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Particularly, I am interested in the history of the English Novel, its origins and development, and—within that—the formal and artistic properties of the epistolary novel as it affected and was affected by sociopolitical changes in fiction writing and reading. In terms of individual writers, my research is principally concerned with the non-canonical works of Jane Austen. I also research and publish in the ambit of literary juvenilia (i.e., texts produced before the age of about 20).

The following is a summarised account:

  • The History of the English Novel
  • Epistolary Form in the History of the English Novel
  • The Juvenilia and Early Works of Jane Austen
  • English Women Writers of the Eighteenth Century
  • The Long Eighteenth Century
  • Literar Juvenilia

Doctoral Supervision

I would be happy to supervise work on any aspect of the C18 or C19 novel; on epistolary fiction; on literary juvenilia; on writing by women novelists of the late 1700s.

Representative Publications

  • Owen, David and Pividori, Cristina (Eds.). The Spectre of Defeat: Experience, Memory and Post-Memory. Cambridge Scholars Publication, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. ISBN: 1-5275-6355-3; ISBN13: 978-1-5275-6355-1. (Introduction; editorial matter. 2021).
  • Owen, David. “John Wyndham and His 1950s Apocalyptic Novels: Bad News for the Hoi Polloi”. In Owen, David and Pividori, Cristina (Eds.), The Spectre of Defeat: Experience, Memory and Post-Memory. Cambridge Scholars Publication, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. (2021).
  • Owen, David. “All Stressed Out: Poetic Rhythm in English”. Sharing Teaching Experiences, Teaching English Language, Literature and Culture, Volume Four (Ed, Sara Martín). A Publication of the UAB Department of English and German Studies, available on the UAB’s Digital Repository for Documentation (2020).
  • Owen, David. “Laurie Langbauer. The Juvenile Tradition: Young Writers and Prolepsis, 1750-1835” (review). The Journal of Juvenilia Studies, Vol. 1, June (2018). doi: 10.29173/jjs128. ISSN 2561-8318 (Print) ISSN 2561-8326 (Online).
  • Owen, David. “The European Reception of Jane Austen’s Works”. Quaderns: Revista de Traducció 25: 15-27 (2018). UAB, Barcelona, Spain. ISSN 1138-5790 (paper), ISSN 2014-9735 (digital), https://ddd.uab.cat/record/40.
  • Owen, David, Elisabet Pladevall and Sara Martín (Eds.). Persistence and Resistance: New Research in English Studies. Cambridge Scholars Publication, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. ISBN 978-1-5275-0608-4 (Introduction; editorial matter. 2018)
  • Owen, David. “All Things to Everyone? Lady Susan and the ‘Real’ Jane Austen”, in Nexus, The journal of the The Spanish Association for English and American Studies (Ed. Antonio Ballesteros). AEDEAN. Spain. 43-54. ISSN: 1697-4646 (2017).
  • Owen, David and Pividori, Cristina (Eds.). Writings of Persuasion and Dissonance in the Great War: That Better Whiles May Follow Worse. Brill-Rodopi, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 978-90-04-31491-7; ISSN 0921-2507. (Introduction; editorial matter. 2016).
  • Owen, David. “Conscripting Gentle Jane: Getting the ‘Austen Treatment’ in the Great War” in Owen, David and Pividori, Cristina (Eds.). In Writings of Persuasion and Dissonance in the Great War: That Better Whiles May Follow Worse. Brill-Rodopi, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 978-90-04-31491-7; ISSN 0921-2507 (2016)
  • Owen, David and Peterson, Lesley (Eds.). Home and Away: The Place of The Child Writer. Cambridge Scholars Publication, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. ISBN (10): 1-4438-8082-5; ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-8082-4 (2016). (Introduction; all editorial matter.)
  • Owen, David. “Watching Literature Happen: Anna Maria Porter’s Walsh Colville and Jane Austen’s Lady Susan” in Owen, David and Peterson, Lesley (Eds.). Home and Away: The Place of The Child Writer. Cambridge Scholars Publication, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. ISBN (10): 1-4438-8082-5; ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-8082-4 (2016).
  • Owen, David. Walsh Colville, or, A Young Man’s First Entrance into Life, (Anna Maria Porter). Ed. Critical and Annotated Edition. The Edwin Mellen Press, New York. ISBN-13: 978-1-4955-0382-5; ISBN-10: 1-4955-0382-8 (2015).