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Ewan Jones

Fellow, SCAS.
Lecturer in Nineteenth Century Literature, University of Cambridge

Ewan Jones is University Lecturer in Nineteenth Century Literature at the Faculty of English,
and a Fellow and Director of Studies for Part II at Downing College. He completed his PhD at
King’s College, Cambridge, and was previously a Fulbright Scholar at New York University.
He is the author of Coleridge and the Philosophy of Poetic Form (Cambridge University Press,
2014; paperback 2017), in addition to numerous articles on literary history, prosody and digital

Jones is currently at work on three separate projects. The first of these takes the form of a second
book that traces the development of the concept of rhythm across the nineteenth century; portions
of this work have appeared in Representations and ELH. He is also a member of the Concept Lab,
based at the Centre for Digital Knowledge at CRASSH, which seeks to develop new computational
resources so as to uncover and account for the structure and change of concepts. Finally, he is co-
ordinating a project to digitise manuscripts relating to Alfred Lord Tennyson.

During his year at SCAS, Jones will be investigating the intersections of poetic technique and science
during the nineteenth century, with a particular emphasis upon the contemporary biological and ethno-
musicological concept of entrainment. He will also continue to develop a variety of corpus linguistic
approaches to large historical datasets.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2019-20.