Dr Min Wild came late to learning herself, and then wondered on earth she’d been playing at before. She is most at home amongst the literature of the 18th century, and her doctoral dissertation concerned a popular magazine of 1750 – the Viz of its day, edited by the poet Christopher Smart and called The Midwife. Her book, Christopher Smart and Satire: Mary Midnight and the Midwife was published in March 2008 by Ashgate, and reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement.
Since she graduated she has been lecturing at a number of different institutions, including the University of Exeter’s School of English and Department of Lifelong Learning, and the Open University. The reading and learning and thinking go on: what she is most interested in is the tricky and productive conjunction between literature and philosophy. She has a grown-up daughter who sometimes makes her go to the beach though.
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