Catherine Dille

Associate Professor

Professor Dominic Alessio

Catherine Dille


Catherine Dille holds degrees in English from the University of California at Berkeley (BA Hons) and Oxford University (MPhil, DPhil).  She has previously held post-doctoral research fellowships and lectured at the Universities of Zurich and Birmingham.  She has published on women’s travel writing and lexicography in the eighteenth century, and her current research focuses on aspects of the history of education in Britain between 1700 and 1850, schoolboy culture and family history in the early modern period.


book essay contribution, ‘Education’ in Johnson in Context, ed. Jack Lynch (Cambridge University Press, 2011), paperback 2014

edition, Hester Lynch Piozzi, Observations and Reflections Made in the Course of a Journey through France, Italy, and Germany (1789), 2 vols, Chawton House Library Series, Women’s Travel Writing: Italy (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009).  Facsimile edition with introduction and commentary

article, ‘Johnson’s Dictionary in the Nineteenth Century: a Legacy in Transition’, Age of Johnson: A Scholarly Annual, 17 (2005)

book essay contribution, ‘The Dictionary in Abstract: Johnson’s Abridgment of the Dictionary of the English Language for the Common Reader’ in New Perspectives on the Dictionary, eds. Anne C. McDermott and Jack Lynch (Cambridge University Press, 2005)

articles New Dictionary of National Biography, entries for the following: George Birkbeck Hill, William Seward, Thomas Cadell the elder, Thomas Cadell the younger, Samuel Dyer, William Davies (Oxford, 2005)

article, ‘Johnson, Hill and the “Good Old Cause”: Liberal Interpretation in the Editions of George Birkbeck Hill’, Age of Johnson: A Scholarly Annual, 14 (2003)

article, ‘“A Juster View of Johnson”: George Birkbeck Hill, Johnson and Boswell’s Nineteenth-Century Editor’, New Rambler, EVII (2002-3)