Head of Department of English, Media & Culture
Institute of Humanities
tel: 01905 85 5294
Andreas Mueller joined the University of Worcester in 2004 and has held visiting positions at Brock University, Canada (2014) and Cornell University, USA (2016). He teaches Early Modern English Literature, with a focus on the 'long' eighteenth century, and is a Co-Director of the Institute’s Early Modern Research Group.
- Teaching & Research
Teaching & Research
Andreas's teaching and research interests cover the early modern period, specifically the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. As well as teaching a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, Andreas is responsible for specialist modules in Elizabethan and Jacobean poetry, Civil War and Restoration literature, and eighteenth-century fiction and verse. He regularly teaches literary theory and the writing skills components of the English pathway.
Andreas has undertaken extensive research on Daniel Defoe: his doctoral thesis considers Defoe’s political rhetoric in a number of press campaigns, he has published a monograph on Defoe’s verse, and he has edited and contributed to both an essay collection concerned with Defoe’s non-fictional writings and a special issue of the online journal Digital Defoe. Andreas continues to work on a book-length study of the eighteenth-century Bishop of Worcester, Richard Hurd, and his private library at Hartlebury Castle, Worcestershire. Most recently, he has commenced work on entries for the Oxford Bibliographies of English and Irish Literature and the Cambridge Edition of Daniel Defoe’s Correspondence (with Dr Nicholas Seager, Keele University).
- Professional Bodies
Andreas is the Director of the Defoe Society (www.defoesociety.org). He is also a member of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
Monographs and Edited Collections
Guest editor of special issue of Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and his Contemporaries 6:1 (2014)
Positioning Daniel Defoe’s Non-Fiction: Form, Function, Genre [edited with Aino Mäkikalli] (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011)
A Critical Study of Daniel Defoe’s Verse (Lampeter & Lewiston, NY: Mellen Press, 2010)
Articles, Book Chapters and Essays
‘Richard Hurd,’ Oxford Bibliography in British and Irish Literature, Gen. Ed. Andrew Hadfield, Oxford University Press (forthcoming).
‘Daniel Defoe,’ Oxford Bibliography in British and Irish Literature, Gen. Ed. Andrew Hadfield, Oxford University Press (forthcoming).
‘Politics, Politeness, and Panegyrics: Defoe, Addison, and Philips on Blenheim,’ Philological Quarterly 94.2 (Spring 2015) [forthcoming Fall 2015].
'Richard Hurd' (with Stephen Gregg), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660-1789 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015)
‘Defoe in the Miscellanies’, Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and his Contemporaries 6:1 (2014)
‘“One of the greatest puzzles in Defoe bibliography”: John Toland, Daniel Defoe and ennobling foreigners’ in Katherine Ellison, Kit Kincade and Holly Faith Nelson (eds), Topographies of the Imagination: New Approaches to Daniel Defoe (AMS Press, 2014)
'"A Body Unfitt": Daniel Defoe in the Pillory and the Resurrection of the Versifying Self', The Eighteenth Century: Theory & Interpretation 54:3 (2013)
‘Daniel Defoe’s The Family Instructor, the Schism Act and Jacobite Unrest: The Conduct Book as a Political Act’ in A. Mueller & A. Mäkikalli eds Positioning Daniel Defoe’s Non-Fiction: Form, Function, Genre (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011)
‘Shakespeare’s Country Opposition: Titus Andronicus in the early eighteenth century’, Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate 15:1-3 (2007)
‘Daniel Defoe, Master of Genres’, Worcester Papers in English & Cultural Studies, No.3 (2005)
‘The unfashionable century: student and teacher resistance to eighteenth-century literature,’ in M. Lorenzo Modia (ed) All in All: A Plural View of our Teaching and Learning (La Coruna: La Coruna UP/British Council, 2005)