Mary is a Senior Research Associate at the Faculty of English in her role as Co-Investigator on a major AHRC-funded project, run in collaboration with Northumbria University, to produce a Digital Library of the works of Laurence Sterne and of items of Sterneana held at Cambridge University Library. She is also currently a Tutor to Wolfson’s undergraduate and postgraduate students and a College Lecturer in English.
Mary studied at Girton and Pembroke Colleges for her BA, MPhil and PhD degrees. She has supervised and directed studies in English at various Cambridge colleges over many years, including Wolfson. She specialises in teaching literature of the long eighteenth century, and she also lectures on Shakespeare, Austen, Gothic fiction and Romanticism at the Faculty of Education. For several years Mary ran international summer school courses on eighteenth-century British culture and on Jane Austen. She has repeatedly been invited to guest-lecture at l’Université de Strasbourg, and she holds the competitive Qualification as a Maître de Conférences qualified to teach at universities in France. Mary is a member of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and of the International Laurence Sterne Foundation.