A selection of the research group's recent publications.



Morton, John (2016) Science in neo-Victorian poetry. Victoriographies, 6 (2). Pp. 131-146. ISSN: 2044-2416 (print), 2044-2424 (Online)


King, Andrew (2015) Impure researches, or literature, marketing and aesthesis. The case of Ouida's "Dog of Flanders" (1871-today). English Literature, 2 (2). Pp. 359-382. ISSN 2420-823X (doi:10.14277/24201-823X/EL-2-2-15-10)

Morton, John (2015) Longfellow, Tennyson, and transatlantic celebrity. Critical Survey, 27 (3):18. Pp. 6-23. ISSN 0011-1570 (Print), 1752-2293 (Online) (doi:10.3167/cs.2015.270302)

Wallis, Jillian (2015) Naïve comedy in a dangerous virtual world: Expanding theatrical presence with online devices. Body, Space and Technology, 14. ISSN 1470-9120

Weston, Daniel (2015) '"Against the grand project": Iain Sinclair's local London'. Contemporary Literature, 56 (2). pp. 255-279. ISSN 0010-7484 (Print), 1548-9949 (Online) (doi:10.3368/cl.56.2.255)


Morton, John (2013) Robert Browning and Mick Imlah: Forming and collecting the dramatic monologue. Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies, 18 (2). ISSN 1327-8726

Secomb, Linnell (2013) Empire and the ambiguities of love. Cultural Studies Review, 19 (2). pp. 193-215. ISSN 1837-8692


Lilley, Heather Louise (2012) 'Everyone in the room has a connection to the story': fairytale adaptation in devised theatre. Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance, 5 (2). pp. 149-166. ISSN 1753-6421 (Print), 1753-643X (Online) (doi: 10.1386/jafp.5.2.149_1)


Baillie, Justine (2011) From margin to centre: Postcolonial identities and Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father. Life Writing, 8 (3). pp. 317-329. ISSN 1448-4528 (Print), 1751-2964 (Online) (doi:10.1080/14484528.2011.578343)

Jones, Emrys D. (2011) Royal ruptures: Caroline of Ansbach and the politics of illness in the 1730s. Medical Humanities, 37 (1). pp. 13-17. ISSN 1468-215X (Print), 1473-4265 (Online) (doi:10.1136/jmh.2010.005819)

Jones, Emrys D. (2011) "Friendship like mine / throws all respects behind it": Male companionship and the cult of Frederick, Prince of Wales. Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, 40. pp. 157-178. ISSN 0360-2370 (Print), 1938-6133 (Online) (doi:10.1353/sec.2011.0000)

Jones, Emrys D. (2011) Reading for phantoms: review of Berthin, "Gothic Hauntings". The Cambridge Quarterly, 40 (1). pp. 90-94. ISSN 1471-6836 (online), 0008-199X (print) (doi:10.1093/camqtly/bfq032)

Jones, Emrys D. (2011) [Book Review] Tim Milnes and Kerry Sinanan (eds.), Romanticism, Sincerity and Authenticity (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Romanticism, 17 (3). pp. 385-387. ISSN 1354-991X (print), 1750-0192 (electronic) (doi:10.3366/rom.2011.0056)

King, Andrew (2011) The sympathetic individualist: Ouida's late work and politics. Victorian Literature and Culture, 39 (2). pp. 563-579. ISSN 1060-1503 (Print), 1470-1553 (Online) (doi: 10.1017/S1060150311000143)

King, Andrew (2011) Interview with Dr Andrew King in Victorian Popular Fiction Association Newsletter. Victorian Popular Fiction Association Newsletter, 1 (1). pp. 2-6.


King, Andrew (2010) "Killing time," or Mrs Braby's peppermints: The double economy of the Family Herald and the Family Herald Supplements. Victorian Periodicals Review, 43 (2). pp. 149-173. ISSN 0709-4698 (Print), 1712-526X (Online) (doi: 10.1353/vpr.0.0118)

Lee, Adele (2010) 'Chop-socky Shakespeare'?!: The Bard onscreen in Hong Kong. Shakespeare Bulletin, 28 (4). pp. 459-480. ISSN 0748-2558 (Print), 1931-1427 (Online) (doi: 10.1353/shb.2010.0031)

Lee, Adele (2010) "Counterfeiting mandarins": Early modern English marginality/ia in Western encounters with China. Early Modern Literary Studies, 15 (2):4. ISSN 1201-2459

Lilley, Heather Louise (2010) Vital contact: creating interpretive communities in the moment of theatrical reception. About Performance (10).

Morton, John S. (2010) 'Tennyson at 200: the bicentenary of the Victorian laureate'. Literature Compass, 7 (9). pp. 867-882. ISSN 1741-4113 (doi: 10.1111/j.1741-4113.2010.00748.x )

Secomb, Linnell (2010) Derrida's other ends of man. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law / Revue internationale de Sémiotique juridique, 23 (3). pp. 299-313. ISSN 0952-8059 (Print), 1572-8722 (Online) (doi: 10.1007/s11196-010-9155-z )

Smyth, Cherry and Angela Gardner (2010) Interview with Cherry Smyth. foam:e, 7. ISSN 1449-6445


Baillie, Justine (2009) Postcolonial futures: postcolonial literature and the Obama moment. BRAND Literary Magazine, 4 (Winter / Spring). pp. 101-105. ISSN 1754-0593

Jones, Emrys D. (2009) Catharine Macaulay. The Literary Encyclopedia. ISSN 1747-678X

King, Andrew and Demoor, Marysa (2009) Why gender, the professions and the press now?. Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, 5 (2). ISSN 1556-7524

King, Andrew (2009) "Army, Navy, Medicine, Law,/ Church, Nobility, Nothing at all": Towards the study of gender, the professions and the press in the nineteenth century. Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, 5 (2). ISSN 1556-7524

Lee, Adele (2009) 'The whole is an idle dream': The early modern and post-modern quest for Cathay.Quidditas', 30. pp. 10-27. ISSN 0195-8453


Derbyshire, Harry (2008) The culture of new writing. Contemporary Theatre Review , 18 (1). pp. 131-134. ISSN Print ISSN 1271-6801 Online ISSN 1477-2264 (doi: 10.1080/10486800701868254 )

Derbyshire, Harry (2008) Pinter and style. Brand Literary Magazine, 2 (Autumn). pp. 107-111. ISSN 1754-0593

Derbyshire, Harry and Hodson, Loveday (2008) Performing injustice: human rights and verbatim theatre. Law and Humanities, 2 (2). pp. 191-211. ISSN 1752-1483

Jones, Emrys D. (2008) Mary Wortley Montagu: the nonsense of common-sense. The Literary Encyclopedia. ISSN 1747-678X

Morton, John S. (2008) [Reviews]: Virgins: a cultural history by Anke Bernau. Time Out London. ISSN 1479-7054

Morton, John S. (2008) [Reviews:] Keith Gessen's All the sad young literary men. Moveable Type 4: Journal of the Graduate Society (4). ISSN 1755-4527

Smyth, Cherry (2008) Yang Lian interviewed by Cherry Smyth. Brand Literary Magazine, 3 (Spring). pp. 86-89. ISSN 1754-0593


Baillie, Justine (2007) 'Dread and Love': Postcolonial theory and practice in Toni Morrison's 'Playing in the Dark' and 'Song of Solomon' and William Faulkner's 'Go Down, Moses'. Critical Engagements, 1 (1). Pp.166-187. ISSN 1754-0984

Derbyshire, Harry (2007) Roy Williams: representing multicultural Britain in Fallout. Modern Drama, 50 (3). pp. 414-434. ISSN 0026-7694 electronic 1712-5286

Morton, John S. (2007) [Reviews:] Tennyson and Victorian Periodicals by Kathryn Ledbetter. Times Literary Supplement (5444). p. 22. ISSN 0307-661X


Baillie, Justine (2003) Contesting Ideologies: Deconstructing racism in African-American fiction. Women: A Cultural Review, 14 (1):2. Pp.20-37. ISSN 0957-4042 (Print), 1470-1367 (Online) (doi: 10.1080/0957404032000081683)

King, Andrew (2002) Sympathy as Subversion? Reading Lady Audley's Secret in the Kitchen. Journal of Victorian Culture, 7 (1). pp. 60-85. ISSN 1355-5502 (Print), 1750-0133 (Online) (doi:doi 10.3366/jvc.2002.7.1.60)

King, Andrew (1999) Including the Nude: The Great Exhibition, Class, Gender and Nationality in a Victorian Mass-Market Magazine. Studii de limbi şi literaturi moderne: Studii de Anglistică şi Americanistică. pp. 161-180. ISSN 1454-3648

King, Andrew (1984) The 'Ordo Prophetarum' of the "Jeu d'Adam": construction and completeness. Medium Aevum, 53. pp. 49-58. ISSN 0025-8385

Book sections


King, Andrew (2016) Periodical Economics. The Routledge Handbook to Nineteenth-Century British Periodicals and Newspapers. Routledge, pp. 60-74. ISBN 9781409468882

King, Andrew, Easley Alexis and Morton John (eds.) (2016) The Routledge Handbook to Nineteenth-Century British Periodicals and Newspapers. Routledge. ISBN 9781409468882


Derbyshire, Henry (2015) 'Introduction' to Sucker Punch by Roy Williams. Sucker Punch. Methuen Drama Modern Classics. Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, London, UK, pp. 2-34. ISBN 9781472574350


King, Andrew (2013) Introduction. In: Ouida and Victorian Popular Culture. Ashgate, Farnham, UK, pp. 1-9. ISBN 9781409405894

King, Andrew (2013) Ouida 1839-1908: quantities, aesthetics, politics. In: Ouida and Victorian Popular Culture. Ashgate, Farnham, UK, pp. 13-35. ISBN 9781409405894

King, Andrew (2013) Crafting the woman artist: Ouida and Ariadnê. In: Crafting the Woman Professional in the Long Nineteenth Century Artistry and Industry in Britain. Ashgate, Burlington, UK, pp. 207-225. ISBN 9781472408969


Secomb, Linnell (2012) Simone de Beauvoir, melodrama and the ethics of transcendence. In: Existentialism and Contemporary Cinema: A Beauvoirian Perspective. Berghahn Books, New York / Oxford, pp. 81-96. ISBN 9780857457295


King, Andrew (2011) Literature of the Kitchen: Cheap Serial Fiction of the 1840s and 1850s. In: A companion to sensation fiction. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture . John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, pp. 38-53. ISBN 9781405195584


Baillie, Justine and Matthews, Sean (2010) History, memory, and the construction of gender in Kazuo Ishiguro's A Pale View of Hills. In: Kazuo Ishiguro. Contemporary Critical Perspectives . Continuum International Publishing Group, London, UK, pp. 45-53. ISBN 9780826497239

Morton, John (2010) Remembering the Victorians: Virginia Woolf and Tennyson. In: Acts of memory: the Victorians and beyond. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, pp. 109-122. ISBN 9781443825672


Derbyshire, Harry (2009) Pinter as celebrity. In: The Cambridge Companion to Harold Pinter. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 266-282. ISBN 9780521713733 (doi:10.1017/CCOL9780521886093.017 )

Morton, John (2009) T.S. Eliot and Tennyson. In: Tennyson Among the Poets: Bicentenary Essays. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 375-389. ISBN 9780199557134


King, Andrew (2008) International history of magazines. In: The International Encyclopedia of Communication. Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 2748-2752. ISBN 978-1-4051-3199-5 (Print and Online)

Secomb, Linnell (2008) Rrapping Irigaray: Flesh, passion, world. In: Cultural Theory in Everyday Practice. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 122-132. ISBN 9780195562453

Secomb, Linnell (2008) Words that matter: Reading the performativity of humanity through Butler and Blanchot. In: Judith Butler in Conversation: Analyzing the Texts and Talk of Everyday Life. Routledge, Oxford, UK, pp. 145-162. ISBN 9780415956536


King, Andrew (2000) A paradigm of reading the Victorian penny weekly: education of the gaze and The London Journal. In: Nineteenth-Century Media and the Construction of Identity. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 77-92. ISBN 9780333681510 (hbk), 9780333681527 (pbk)



Pheby, Alex Playthings (novel) 2015 – shortlisted for the Wellcome Prize.

Solanke, Adeola (2015) East End Boys, West End Girls. {Play, Short Story or Poetry}

Weston, Daniel (2015) Contemporary Literary Landscapes: The Poetics of Experience. Ashgate, Farnham. ISBN 978-1-4724-7465-0


Baillie, Justine (2013) Toni Morrison and literary tradition: The invention of an aesthetic. Bloomsbury Academic, London, UK. ISBN 9781441183101

Jones, Emrys D. (2013) Friendship and allegiance in eighteenth-century literature: The politics of private virtue in the age of Walpole. Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of Print . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9781137300492

King, Andrew and Jordan, Jane (Eds.) (2013) Ouida and Victorian Popular Culture. Ashgate, Farnham, UK. ISBN 9781409405900

Smyth, Cherry (2013) Hold still. Holland Park Press, London, UK. ISBN 9781907320361


Smyth, Cherry (2012) Test, orange. Pindrop Press, Tonbridge, UK. ISBN 9780956782274


King, Andrew (Ed.) (2011) The Massarenes (1897) by Ouida. New Woman Fiction 1881-1899 (part III), 7 . Pickering and Chatto Publishers, London, UK. ISBN 978 1 85196 643 1


Morton, John (2010) Tennyson among the novelists. Continuum Reception Studies . Continuum, London, UK. ISBN 9781441102379


Secomb, Linnell (2007) Philosophy and love: from Plato to popular culture. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, Scotland. ISBN 978-0-7486-2367-9 (hbk), 978-0-7486-2368-6 (pbk); 978-0-253-21947-3 (IUP, USA and Canada)

King, Andrew and Plunkett, John (2005) Victorian print media: a reader. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199270378

King, Andrew and Plunkett, John (Eds.) (2004) Popular print media, 1820-1900. Major Works, 3 vols . Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415322508

King, Andrew (2004) The London Journal 1845-1883: periodicals, production and gender. The Nineteenth Century Series . Ashgate Publishing Limited, Aldershot, Hampshire, UK. ISBN 978-0-7546-3343-3

King, Andrew (1998) Crossing Cultures: British Cultural Studies for Romanian Students. Cavalliotti & British Council, Bucharest, Romania. ISBN 9739840094

King, Andrew (1998) Crossing Cultures: Teacher's Notes. British Council, Bucharest, Romania.