Members of the Publishing and Book History Research Group

Alexander Bubb works on nineteenth-century literature in Britain, Ireland and India, and on aspects of modern Indian history. Presently he is completing a project on popular translations, made for the Victorian 'general reader', of classic literature from five Asian languages.

David Fallon works on intersections between literary culture and sociability, the production and reception of texts, and the history of publishing, focusing on London booksellers of the eighteenth and early to mid-nineteenth centuries. He is currently working on a monograph entitled London Booksellers and Literary Sociability, 1740-1840.

Dustin Frazier Wood works across the fields of book history, library history and the history and theory of archives, with a special interest in the long eighteenth century; book illustrations; and the circulation of medieval and early modern manuscripts in the modern period. He looks forward to hearing from students and others interested in the interface between academic research and the curation of bibliographical materials in historic collections.

Susan L. Greenberg, a practitioner-turned-academic, has research interests in editorial practices, twentieth century publishing history, university publishers, and the impact of Open Access on creative writers. Her forthcoming monograph is titled A Poetics of Editing: The Hidden Art. She also researches about narrative nonfiction writing and is currently supervising a Creative Nonfiction PhD. She welcomes approaches from prospective PhD students on any of these topics.

Glyn Parry's research interests include the publishing history of the Elizabethan period and the use of propaganda by both the Protestant establishment and its Catholic opponents. He is currently supervising a PhD dissertation on this topic.

Mary L. Shannon's research focuses on the long nineteenth-century, in particular: literary London, periodicals and journalism, Illustration and visual culture, 'Bohemianism', popular culture, fiction by writers such as Dickens, GWM Reynolds, and Thackeray. She welcome approaches from prospective PhD students on any of these topics.

Research students

Neal Cahoon is a TECHNE-funded PhD candidate, currently writing up his practice-based research project. His interests centre on the relationship between printed text and ambient sound during the act of reading, and his practice, which references John Cage, aims to combine field-recordings and text within a new formal model of experimental writing.

James Davies is the author of several works of poetry. His most recent title stack, published by Carcanet, is a volume-length poem which documents a range of minimal interventions. He edits the poetry press ‘if p then q' and co-organises The Other Room reading series in Manchester. His research interests are in minimal and conceptual poetics and small press publishing.

Mark Wilson is carrying out doctoral research on political manuscript and print culture, and how it sheds light on the ideology of Elizabethan parliaments. He is also interested in the distribution of books, pamphlets and other materials as a gauge of early modern 'public opinion'.