Diarmid Sullivan

Research title

Ruskin, Proust & Sebald: Romanticism, Composition & Autobiography

Research summary

My current research is on Romanticism and autobiography in John Ruskin, Marcel Proust & W.G. Sebald, where I am examining their compositional aesthetics and vicarious forms of autobiography. My MLitt dissertation was on the Proustian sentence in Sebald’s Austerlitz, which I am in the process of editing for publication.

Areas of Interest

  • Ruskin
  • Proust
  • Sebald
  • European Romanticism
  • Autobiographical &Travel Writing
  • Nabokov
  • Edward Lear
  • Geoffrey Hill
  • Memory Studies


  • ‘Proustian Structures in W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz’: Mood: Aesthetic, Pscyhological and Philosophical Perspectives; Univeristy of Warwick, May 6 – 7th 2016


  • English Literature 2B: Writing & Text