Thesis: 'The circle of the candle': a study of the figure of the circle in the work of H.D.

I completed my PhD thesis  at Exeter University in 1997 on the subject of the writer H.D. The Circle of the Candle can be found here: 

Papers: Anne Edgcumbe/Dowriche

Dowriche House, near Crediton, behind the trees
Dowriche House, near Crediton, behind the trees

My papers on the C16 Devon writer Anne Edgcumbe/Dowriche were published in Transactions of the Devonshire Association in 2009 - see the abstract, under the following listing: 

 

Sampson, J., ‘Anne Edgcumbe/Dowriche and The French Historie (2 parts)’, Volume 141, 2009, pp. 93-152

 

 

Essay: H.D. in Devon

Woodland Cottage, H.D.'s retreat during early 1916
Woodland Cottage, H.D.'s retreat during early 1916

My essay on the writer H.D.'s months spent on the north Devon coast in 1916, titled 'Sea-Thyme in the Southwest: H.D.’s Se/a/cret Garden', was published online by theH.D. Web - read the essay here .

 

The piece was written after many years spent trying to locate the whereabouts of the cottage that H.D. stayed at, on the north Devon coast,  in Spring 1916 and many hours researching her life and writing there, near the dramatic location of Heddon's Mouth.