Porscha Fermanis is Professor of Romantic Literature at University College Dublin. Her research interests include global Romanticism; settler colonialism and settler fiction; colonial book history and the history of reading; Romantic-era historicism and historical fiction; the Godwin-Shelley circle; and the work of John Keats.
Her latest books are Early Public Libraries and Colonial Citizenship in the British Southern Hemisphere (with Lara Atkin et al, Palgrave 2019); Worlding the South: Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture and the Southern Settler Colonies (ed. with Sarah Comyn, forthcoming MUP 2021); and Romantic Pasts: History, Fiction, and Feeling in Britain and Ireland, 1790-1850 (forthcoming EUP 2021).
Prof. Fermanis is principal investigator of the European Research Council project, SouthHem. She is currently working on a study of settler novels in colonial Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa entitled Southern Settler Fiction and the Transnational Imaginary, 1820-1880.