Department of English and Creative Writing

Visiting address
204c Fincham, Digby Stuart


PhD (King's College London), MA (King's College London), PGCE (Institute of Education, University of London), BA (Hons) (University of Cambridge

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research interests

  • periodicals, popular culture and book history

  • cultural geography and literary London

  • nineteenth-century literature including Charles Dickens and G.W.M. Reynolds

  • nineteenth-century print culture and visual culture

  • Victorian drama and theatre

  • nineteenth-century adventure fiction


Research projects

I was awarded the 2016 Colby Prize for my monograph, 'Dickens, Reynolds and Mayhew on Wellington Street: The Print Culture of a Victorian Street'. I gave the Colby Lecture at the 2016 Research Society for Victorian Periodicals international conference in Kansas City.

Romantic Illustration Network

I am also working on a children's novel in my spare time.

Professional affiliations

British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS): Executive Committee member 2010-14

North American Victorian Studies Association

Research Society for Victorian Periodicals: Executive Board Member 2017-19

British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS)

Literary London Society


Consultancy work

2013: Research Consultant to

Anthony Horowitz on 'Moriarty'

Eleventh Hour Films ('Foyle's War')


Victorian Literature

Children's Literature

Popular fiction

Print culture


Research outputs

  1. Colonial Networks and the Periodical Marketplace

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  2. The Country in the City: Dickens and the Idyllic River

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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  1. University English Early Career book prize - Shortlisted

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  2. The Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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