Lewis Roberts is the editor of the Queer Studies Network Blog. He is a student on the MSt in English (1830-1914) supported by the Senior Mackinnon Scholarship at Magdalen College. Lewis’s interests lie in Queer Pre-Raphaelitism, the intersection between Jewish and Queer identities in the 19th century, and the philosophy of poetics. Lewis has presented research on the Pre-Raphaelite artist and author Simeon Solomon, whose unstudied works Two Treatises on Scientific Subjects and A Mystery of Love in Sleep he unearthed at the University of Cincinnati in 2019.
Lewis went to school in West Yorkshire, and subsequently graduated with a BA in English Language and Literature from Magdalen in 2020. He was a Scholar and contributing researcher on The Oxford Traherne in 2019 and is pursuing his research on early-modern book pricing on The Term Catalogue Project, where he is Lead Researcher. He is currently planning an interdisciplinary conference on the history of queer legality and dignity.
Away from Queer Studies, Lewis’s main area of research is on the history of poetics and its philosophies in the long nineteenth century and beyond. His MSt dissertation is supervised by Prof Seamus Perry and studies the line-ending as a site of conflict in Victorian poetry.