Andy Kesson’s project ‘Box Office Bears (BOB): Animal baiting in early modern England’ explores the lives of the animals and people involved in this violent, cruel but also widespread and very popular ‘sport’. It is supported by an AHRC Research Grant award.
Mary Shannon’s current book project focuses on Billy Waters, a famous African-American busker in 19th-century London in order to reconceptualise Black presence in 19th-century Britain and to re-evaluate a broad range of literary culture from Dickens to Thackeray. This project is supported by a Leverhulme Research Fellowship.
Ian Haywood is lead researcher for the Romantic Illustration Network, which restores to view the importance of book illustration and visual culture in the Romantic period and across the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Our in-house publisher Fincham Press hosts two international journals, The International Journal of James Bond Studies and The International Journal of Young Adult Literature .