My work focuses on the literature of the long-nineteenth century, with particular interests in the politics of the novel form, questions of subjectivity and community, and critical theory approaches. My first book, Byronism, Napoleonism and Nineteenth-Century Realism: Heroes of Their Own Lives? (forthcoming with Routledge) describes the production of a ‘heroic’ bourgeois subjectivity in the novel, under the distinctly unheroic conditions of high capitalism, derived from Byronic and Napoleonic models. My current research considers the relationships between political violence, terrorism, and community after the French Revolution in the nineteenth-century novel.
- PhD: Mutations of Heroism in Nineteenth-Century Modernity
University of Manchester, 2017
- PublishedByronism, Napoleonism and Nineteenth-Century Realism: Heroes of Their Own Lives?
Burke, T., 30 Nov 2021, Routledge. (Among the Victorians and Modernists)
Research output: Book/Report › Book › peer-review
- PublishedFrom terror to terrorism in Bleak House: Writing the event, representing the people
Burke, T., 1 Mar 2020, In: The London Journal. 45, 1, p. 17-38
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
- ‘Proletarian Nights and Communal Luxury: Utopian Dreams in Henry James’s The Princess Cassamassima’
1 Sep 2022Activity: Oral presentation (Speaker)