Research Members

Dr Morwenna Carr

Strand

Early Modern Popular Literature and Culture.

Research Interests

Popular Early Modern Culture, Early Modern Theatre, Early Modern Bodies, Sex and Disability on the Early Modern Stage, Witchcraft, Quakerism, Chartism.

Dr Callan Davies

Strand

Early Modern Popular Literature and Culture.

Research Interests

Popular 16th and 17th Century Drama, Popular Print Material, including Ballads and Pamphlets, Material Culture, Popular Culture, including Fencing, Bearbaiting, and Dancing.  

Dr Dustin Frazier Wood

Strand

Early Modern Popular Literature and Culture.

Research Interests

Fantasy Literature, Medievalism and Popular Culture, Gothicism, Romanticism, Material Culture, Ideas of Englishness, the relationship between Medieval History and Modern Culture, Anglo-Saxon Culture, Linguistics. 

Professor Ian Haywood

Strand

19th Century & Victorian Popular Literature and Culture

Research Interests

Visual Culture, Caricature, Illustration, Chartist Fiction, Utopian and Dystopian Literature, the Politics of Popular Culture, Print Culture, Romanticism.

Professor Nicki Humble

Strand

19th and 20th Century Popular Literature and Culture.

Research Interests

Middlebrow Literature and Culture, Literature and Food, Domestic Arts, Craft Culture and History, Crime Fiction, Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Dystopian Literature, Internet Fan Fiction.

Dr Ariel Kahn

Strand

20th and 21st Century Popular Literature and Culture

Research Interests

Comics and Graphic Novels, Children's Literature and Culture, Young Adult Literature, the Relationship between Literature and Religion, Arab-Israeli Conflict in Contemporary Literature.

Dr Andy Kesson

Strand

Early Modern Popular Literature and Culture.

Research Interests

Popular Culture and Book History, Early Modern Print Popularity, Early Modern Theatre, Prose Fiction, Theatre History, Stage Representations of Sexuality, Gender, and Disability.

Dr Ian Kinane

Strand

20th and 21st Century Popular Literature and Culture.

Research Interests

Genre Fiction, Ian Fleming and James Bond Studies, Robinsonade Fictions, Island Studies, Fin-de-Siècle Children's Adventure Fiction, Cultural Geography, Popular Culture, Ian Fleming and James Bond.

Dr Kevin McCarron

Strand

20th and 21st Century Popular Literature and Culture.

Research Interests

Genre Writing, Addiction Literature, Stand-Up Comedy, Dystopian Fiction, Adolescent Horror Fiction, Young Adult Writing, Crime Writing, and the relationship between Literature and Religion.

Dr Mary L. Shannon

Strand

19th Century and Victorian Popular Literature and Culture.

Research Interests

Print Culture, Visual Culture, Cultural Geography, 19th Century Literature and Periodicals, Illustration, G.W.M. Reynolds, Dickens, Late 19thCentury Adventure Fiction.