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Matthew Sangster

Matthew Sangster is a Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Material Culture at the University of Glasgow. In the field of Library Studies, he has published on the eighteenth-century records of St Andrews University Library in the Review of English Studies and led the Carnegie-funded ‘Enlightenment Readers in the Scottish Universities’ project (focusing on Glasgow). He is currently co-investigator on two major AHRC-funded studies: ‘Libraries, Reading Communities and Cultural Formation in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic’ (PI: Mark Towsey) and ‘Books and Borrowing 1750-1830: An Analysis of Scottish Borrowers’ Registers’ (with Katie Halsey). He has completed substantial projects on the Royal Literary Fund, Fantasy literature, Romantic-period London (, literary institutions and the media environment of the 1820s. His first monograph, Living as an Author in the Romantic Period, was published in 2021 by Palgrave.