Jennifer Batt is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Bristol. Her research focuses on eighteenth-century literature and literary culture, especially poetry, newspapers and magazines. She has particular interests in women writers (Aphra Behn and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu) and in labouring class writers (Stephen Duck and Mary Leapor). Her work often engages with the publication and reception history of poetry, books and printing. Her monograph, Class, Patronage and Poetry in Hanoverian England: Stephen Duck, the Thresher Poet was published in 2020 by Oxford University Press. She is co-founder and co-director of Bristol Common Press (