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Josh Powell

Josh Powell is a Lecturer in the English Literature department at Cardiff University. His doctoral thesis focused on Samuel Beckett’s relationship with experimental psychology, and a monograph based on this project is currently in production with Bloomsbury. He has recently published articles in the Journal of Literature and Science and Philip Roth Studies, and his … Continue reading Josh Powell

Anna Mercer

Anna Mercer is a Lecturer in English Literature (Romanticism) at Cardiff University. She has recently published her first monograph with Routledge entitled The Collaborative Literary Relationship of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (2019). She is the Director of Communications for the Keats-Shelley Association of America and the Communications Officer for the British Association … Continue reading Anna Mercer

Bill Bell

Professor of Rare Books, whose research focuses on book history and print culture of the 19th century, in particular the sociology of the text and theories of cultural production. Also working on print networks in the colonial world.

Melanie Bigold

Senior Lecturer in English Literature, whose work focuses on book history and women’s literary history during the late 17th to mid-18th centuries, with a particular interest in the role of the archive, manuscript culture and life writing.

James Castell

Lecturer in English Literature, working on environmental writing and Romantic poetry, particularly ‘animal life’ in the poetry of William Wordsworth. Also, has interests in literature, science and philosophy.

Sophie Coulombeau

Lecturer in English Literature, specializing in the relationship between naming and identity in late 18th-century literature and print culture. Also interested in the history of arts funding and intersections between critical theory and creative practice.

Alison Harvey

Archivist in Cardiff University’s Special Collections and Archives (SCOLAR) and English Literature graduate, with a particular interest in literary archives, book history and print culture, illustration and digital humanities.

Martin Kayman

Professor of English Literature, specializing in law and literature, crime and detective fiction, from the 18th to 20th centuries, as well as Modernism. Also interested in the cultural politics of English and English studies in Europe.

Nicky Lloyd

Postdoctoral Research Associate, working on the Lost Visions database project. Her research focuses on Enlightenment philosophy, national identity and sentimental discourse in fiction of the Romantic period.

Anthony Mandal

Professor of Print and Digital Cultures, interested in fiction and the literary marketplace during the Romantic and Victorian periods. Also, working on the gothic, book history, scholarly editing and digital humanities.

Jane Moore

Reader in English Literature, specializing in British and Irish Romanticism. Currently working on the Hellenistic revival and on musical societies in the Romantic period; also, on the interface between Romanticism, textiles and craftwork.

Damian Walford Davies

Professor of English Literature, specializing in Romantic historicist theory and counterfactualism, and Welsh writing in English. Also, interested in literature and geography/cartography, and creative writing.