Dr Anna Fitzer

Dr Anna Fitzer

Senior Lecturer in 18th-Century Literature and Admissions Tutor for English and Creative Writing

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Humanities


Dr Anna Fitzer's research incorporates interests in representations of sentiment, sensibility, and libertinism in 18th-century fiction and drama, women's writing, and early Romantic literary biography and memoir. Her research has received external funding from the British Academy and she has published extensively on the work of Frances Sheridan and her daughters, Elizabeth and Alicia LeFanu. Work on the life and writings of Sheridan's grand-daughter, the poet and novelist Alicia LeFanu, draws upon her broader interests in 18th and early 19th century women writers and dramatists, and their literary coteries.

Recent outputs

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Eugenia and Adelaide, a novel

Fitzer, A. (2019). Eugenia and Adelaide, a novel. New York and London: Routledge

Editing Women's Writing, 1670-1840

Culley, A., & Fitzer, A. M. (2018). A. Culley, & A. M. Fitzer (Eds.). Editing Women's Writing, 1670-1840. London and New York: Routledge

Journal Article

'Start not, gentle reader!': Re-reading Alicia LeFanu's Helen Monteagle (1818)

Fitzer, A. (in press). ‘Start not, gentle reader!’: Re-reading Alicia LeFanu’s Helen Monteagle (1818). Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780-1840,

Fashionable connections: Alicia LeFanu and writing from the edge

Fitzer, A. M. (2018). Fashionable connections: Alicia LeFanu and writing from the edge. Romanticism, 24(2), 179-190. https://doi.org/10.3366/rom.2018.0371

Revealing influence: the forgotten daughters of Frances Sheridan

Fitzer, A. M. (2013). Revealing influence: the forgotten daughters of Frances Sheridan. Women's Writing, 20(1), 64-81. https://doi.org/10.1080/09699082.2013.754258

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Fitzer welcomes proposals from students wishing to undertake doctoral work in writing of the long 18th century.