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Matthew Sangster is Senior Lecturer in Romantic Studies, Fantasy, and Cultural History at the University of Glasgow. His book Living as an Author in the Romantic Period was published by Palgrave in 2021. He is currently co-editing collections on institutions and the 1820s (with Jon Mee) and has recently published on William Hunter’s library, Robert Southey’s encounters with London, and reading in Enlightenment Glasgow. Forthcoming work includes a database of the Royal Literary Fund Archive, data-driven explorations of eighteenth-century library borrowing records, a chapter on Romantic metropolitanism, and an essay on the ethical and imaginative potential of fantastical cities.