Dr Jane Slinn

Jane Slinn read English at King’s College, Cambridge, followed by an M.Phil in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Literature and a Ph.D. on the place of affect in the literary critical writings of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, also at King’s. In 2011 Jane was called to the Bar, and she has worked at a leading US law firm in London, as well as at an international human rights organisation.

Recently, she has returned to academic life and teaches eighteenth-century and Romantic literature, philosophical aesthetics, moral philosophy and literary criticism and theory at Cambridge. Her publications include a co-edited volume of essays, The Theory and Practice of Conversation in the Long Eighteenth Century (Newcastle, 2008) and articles on Scottish Enlightenment and Romantic aesthetics. She is currently working on a book manuscript of her Ph.D. thesis and an edited collection of essays on British Romanticism and the passions. Jane’s post-doctoral research is on the theorisation of dignity in eighteenth-century jurisprudence, ethics and aesthetics, and the relevance of the eighteenth-century concept to current debates concerning the grounding of human rights.  

Jane enjoys international travel, especially to the USA and Asia, and has taught English in South Korea. She runs an educational consultancy business, based in Cambridge and Seoul.