Ian Newman

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Assistant Professor of English
Fellow, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies

Specialties: Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British and Irish literature and culture

Degrees: BA, MA, University of Cambridge; MA, PhD, University of California Los Angeles

Ian Newman works at the intersections of literature, song, politics, and urban space across the eighteenth and nineteenth century in Britain and Ireland. He has been a visiting scholar in the music department at King’s College London for the project “Music in London 1800-1851,” and is the author of the book The Romantic Tavern: Literature and Conviviality in the Age of Revolution (forthcoming from Cambridge University Press), which examines the culture of conviviality that emerged in the second half of the eighteenth-century forming a crucial second phase to the polite public sphere—one marked by intense examination of the relationships between public and private space, self and community, seriousness and pleasure. He is also the co-editor, with Oskar Cox Jensen and David Kennerley of Charles Dibdin & Late Georgian Culture (Oxford University Press, 2018), a collection of essays examining the varied career and legacy of the theater impresario, popular song writer, and author Charles Dibdin. He is the author of the online project www.1790salehouse.com,  and is a founding editor of the Keats Letters Project. His current research focuses on the relationship between popular song and ballads, and their transmission and circulation across the eighteenth- and nineteenth-centuries. 

Recent Publications

Recent Honors and Awards

  • Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr. Research Grant, awarded by the Keats-Shelley Association of America, January 2014
  • Visiting Scholar “Music in London 1800-1851” King’s College, London
  • William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, short-term fellowship, spring 2013
  • UCLA Collegium of University Teaching Fellows, 2012-13
  • Edward A. Dickson History of Art dissertation fellowship, UCLA, 2011-12


Contact Information
212 Decio Faculty Hall
(574) 463-7092
Personal website: http://www3.nd.edu/~inewman/

Mailing Address
Department of English
233 Decio Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556