Jane Moore

Dr Jane Moore is Reader in English Literature, having joined Cardiff University in 1990, having previously taught at Trinity College Dublin. She has also been a visiting lecturer in the Universities of the Philippines, Potsdam and Lille-III, as well as holding research fellowships at Trinity College Dublin and Marsh’s Library, Dublin. She is currently the Treasurer for the British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS), and Director of Postgraduate Research in English Literature.


Jane’s research to date has focused on British and Irish Romanticism, specifically the Irish poet and satirist Thomas Moore as well as the work of Mary Wollstonecraft. She is the author of Mary Wollstonecraft (1997) and editor of the volume of essays Mary Wollstonecraft (2012), as well as being co-author, with John Strachan, of Key Concepts in Romantic Literature (2010). Jane also edited the first scholarly edition of The Satires of Thomas Moore. In addition to individual essays on topics ranging from British masculinity and ‘The Fancy’ during the Regency period to glee clubs in the 18th century and Wordsworth’s tour of Ireland in the 19th, she is bringing to fruition a monograph on Thomas Moore’s literary legacy in the Romantic period.

Jane would welcome applications from potential graduate students interested in researching Romantic-era poetry and prose, especially the work of Thomas Moore, satire, popular fiction and women’s writing. Recent PhDs supervised to successful completion include: Katie Garner, Avalon Recovered: The Arthurian Legend in British Women’s Writing, 1775–1834; Jennifer Whitney, Playing with Dolls: Feminine Subjectivity and the Posthuman; Rachel Howard, Domesticating the Novel: Moral–Domestic Fiction, 1820–1834.



  • Co-editor, The Feminist Reader: Essays in Gender and the Politics of Literary Criticism (Macmillan, 1997).
  • Mary Wollstonecraft, Writers and their Works (Northcote House / British Council, 1999).
  • Editor, The Satires of Thomas Moore, Vol. 5: British Satire, 1785–1840 (Pickering & Chatto, 2003)
  • Co-author, Key Concepts in Romantic Literature1789–1830 (Palgrave, 2010).
  • Editor, Mary Wollstonecraft, International Library of Essays in the History of Social and Political Thought (Ashgate, 2012).

Articles and Essays

  • ‘Promises, Promises: the Fictional Philosophy in Mary Wollstonecraft’s Vindication of the Rights of Woman’, in The Feminist Reader, ed. by Catherine Belsey and Jane Moore (Macmillan, 1989).
  • ‘Feminist Criticism in the Wake of Virginia Woolf’, in La Huella de Virginia Woolf, ed. by Mercedes Bengoechea (Servicio de Publications, 1992).
  • ‘An Other Space: A Future for Feminism?’, in New Feminist Discourses, ed. by Isobel Armstrong (Routledge, 1992).
  • ‘Plagiarism With A Difference: Subjectivity in “Kubla Khan” and Letters Written During A Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark’, in Beyond Romanticism: New Approaches to Texts and Contexts 1780-1832, ed. by Stephen Copley and John Whale (Routledge, 1992).
  • ‘Unseating the Philosopher-Knight’in Political Gender: Texts and Contexts, ed. by Sally Ledger, Josephine McDonagh and Jane Spencer (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1994).
  • ‘Sex, Slavery and Rights in Mary Wollstonecraft’s “Vindications”’, in The Discourse of Slavery: Aphra Behn to Toni Morrison, ed. by Betty J. Ring and Carl Plasa (Routledge, 1994).
  • ‘Theorizing the Body’s Fictions’, in Theorizing Culture: An Interdisciplinary Critique After Postmodernism, ed. by Barbara Adam and Stuart Allen (UCL Press, 1995).
  • ‘Problematising Postmodernism’, in Critical Dialogues: Current Issues in English Studies in Germany and Britain, ed. by Isobel Armstrong and Hans-Werner Ludwig (Gunter Narr Verlag, 1995).
  • ‘Promises, Promises: the Fictional Philosophy in Mary Wollstonecraft’s Vindication of the Rights of Woman’, in The Feminist Reader, Second Edition, ed. by Catherine Belsey and Jane Moore (Palgrave Macmillan, 1997), pp. 133-47.
  • ‘Leçons de vertu: L’influence des leçons de Mary Wollstonecraft sur la sexualité féminine auprès des pédagogues et des réformatrices américaines pendant les années 1820-1830’, in L’Education des Femmes en Europe et en Amérique du Nord de la renaissance à 1848: Réalités et représentations, ed. Guyonne Leduc (L’Harmattan, 1997).
  • ‘Wollstonecraft’s Secrets’, Women’s Writing 4.2 (1997).
  • ‘“Parallelograms and Circles”: Robert Owen and the Satirists’, in Wales and the Romantic Imagination, ed. by Damian Walford Davies and Lynda Pratt (University of Wales Press, 2007).
  • ‘Thomas Moore as Irish Satirist’, in Scotland, Ireland and the Romantic Aesthetic, ed. by David Duff and Catherine Jones (Bucknell University Press, 2007).
  • ‘Radical Satire, Politics and Genre: The Case of Thomas Moore’, Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies, 1.1 (2007).
  • ‘Jane Elizabeth Moore’, Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period, ed. by Stephen C. Behrendt (Alexander Street Press, 2008).
  • ‘Celtic Romantic Poetry: Scotland, Ireland, Wales’, in A Companion to Romantic Poetry. ed. by Charles Mahoney (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).
  • ‘“Transatlantic Tom”: Thomas Moore in North America’, in Ireland and Romanticism: Politics, Nations and Scenes of Cultural Production, ed. by Jim Kelly (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).
  • ‘Thomas Moore, Anacreon and the Romantic Tradition’, Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780–1840, 21 (Winter 2013).
  • ‘Modern Manners: Regency Boxing and Romantic Sociability’, Romanticism, 19.3 (2013).
  • ‘Nineteenth-Century Irish Anacreontics: The Literary Relationship of James Clarence Mangan and Thomas Moore’, Irish Studies Review, 21.4 (2013).

Journal Editorship

  • Co-editor, ‘Essays from ESSE: Proceedings of the Women’s Studies Section at the European Society for the Study of English conference, Bordeaux 1993’, BELLS, 7 (1996).