Members of the Book History and Publishing research group work across all periods, from early modern to the digital present. Our research interests range from William Blake to postwar lesbian feminism.

Members are also active editors themselves and, in addition to external publishing projects, the contribute to the work of Fincham Press, the department's own in-house publisher.

Research interests can be summarised under two main headings, broadly conceived:


  • The Romantic Illustration Network (RIN)
  • Visual aspects of periodical publishing
  • Marginal and non-printed illustration
  • Visual culture

Material Practice of Publishing

  • Human aspects of the lives of published texts
  • The evolution and transfer of editing culture
  • Collaborative networks that a) bring a text into being, and b) receive and circulate certain types of texts
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