Dr Hazel Wilkinson

The eighteenth-century book trade; bibliography; literary editing; Renaissance poetry

Dr Hazel Wilkinson

Fitzwilliam College Fellow Dr Hazel Wilkinson


Hazel Wilkinson is a research fellow in English at Fitzwilliam College. Hazel’s research concerns the eighteenth-century book trade, with a particular focus on publications of Renaissance poets and dramatists. She is currently writing a history of an eighteenth-century printing house, which will investigate how the book trade helped to formalise the study of the English literary past. She is also interested in digital humanities, and is developing methods of identifying unknown printers using digital imaging. Hazel received her BA from the University of Oxford, her MA in Renaissance Literature from the University of York, and her PhD from University College London. Her PhD thesis was a study of the eighteenth-century editions of Edmund Spenser, which she is currently preparing for publication. Hazel has held library fellowships in Washington DC and Philadelphia, and was the recipient of the Bibliographical Society’s Fredson Bowers Award in 2012–13 for her work on printer identification. She has published on typography, and eighteenth-century poetry, and regularly writes for the Times Literary Supplement.