Dr Anthony Mandal is Professor of Print and Digital Cultures, and a founding member and currently Director of the Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research (CEIR), which specializes in book history, print culture and textual/bibliographical studies. He teaches undergraduate modules on Austen, the gothic and advanced research skills, and postgraduate courses on bibliography and textual studies.
Anthony has supervised numerous MA dissertations on Austen, the gothic and sensation fiction, and is currently supervising doctoral projects on the idea of authorship in the Victorian era and drugs in late-Victorian fiction, as well as second-supervising projects focusing on the material cultures and digital humanities. Since 1998, I have presented over fifty conference papers, invited lectures and public talks, and will be co-organising (with Jane Moore) the 2015 British Association for Romantic Studies conference, entitled Romantic Imprints.
Anthony’s research focuses principally on 19th-century literature and its engagement with contemporary print culture. He is also interested in the gothic, book history and digital humanities. He has developed a number of digital resources, including two databases, a bibliography of fiction 1830–36 and an online journal, Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780–1840. He has written books and essays on Jane Austen, the gothic, print culture and contemporary fiction. In 2009, Anthony became one of the General Editors of the New Edinburgh Edition of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, which is to be published in 39 volumes: the first wave of volumes has commenced publication since early 2014.
As well as academic research, he has recently been working creatively as the academic lead in Jekyll 2.0: Embodying the Gothic Text, an AHRC-funded knowledge-transfer project which adapts Stevenson’s classic novella into a pervasive media experience driven by players’ bio-data. He is currently co-investigator on WISE: What Is Scholarly Editing?, funded by the AHRC’s Collaborative Research Skills Development scheme. This comprises a series of workshops held in Cardiff, Durham and London between September 2014 and May 2015, which will train doctoral students and faculty in the theory and practice of editing.
Anthony would welcome applications from potential graduate students interested in researching the following subjects:book history, material cultures and digital humanities; popular fiction and/or print culture from 1780 to 1910; gothic literature and sensation fiction; literature, science and medicine; Jane Austen, Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson
- Co-editor, The English Novel, 1830–1836: A Bibliographical Survey of Prose Fiction Published in the British Isles (Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research, 2003).
- Jane Austen and the Popular Novel: The Determined Author (Palgrave, 2007).
- Co-editor, The Reception of Jane Austen in Europe (Continuum, 2007; new edn Bloomsbury, 2014).
- Editor, Mary Brunton, Self-Control: A Novel (Pickering & Chatto, 2014).
Articles and Essays
- Co-author, ‘Producing Fiction in Britain, 1800–1829’, Cardiff Corvey: Reading the Romantic Text, 1 (Aug 1997).
- ‘Revising the Radcliffean Model: Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Regina Maria Roche’s Clermont’, Cardiff Corvey: Reading the Romantic Text, 3 (Sept 1999).
- ‘Jane Austen and the Literary Marketplace: A Context’, in Re-Drawing Austen: Picturesque Travels in Austenland, ed. by B. Battaglia and D. Saglia (Liguori, 2004).
- ‘Language’, in Jane Austen in Context, ed. by Janet Todd (CUP, 2005).
- ‘Making Austen MAD: Benjamin Crosby and the Non-Publication of Susan’, Review of English Studies, 57:231 (Sept 2006).
- ‘Austen’s European Reception’, in A Companion to Jane Austen, ed. by Claudia Johnson and Clara Tuite (Blackwell, 2009).
- ‘Bridging the Gap (of Sighs)? Fiction and Sensibility after 1800’, in From Queen Anne to Queen Victoria: Readings in 18th- and 19th-Century British Literature and Culture, vol. 2, ed. by Grazyna Bystydzienska and Emma Harris (University of Warsaw Press, 2010).
- ‘Publication History’, in The Cambridge Companion to ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ed. by Janet Todd (CUP, 2013).
- ‘Gothic and the Publishing World, 1790–1830’, in The Gothic World, ed. Glennis Byron and Dale Townshend (Routledge, 2013).
- ‘Introduction’, to Mary Brunton, Self-Control: A Novel, ed. by Anthony Mandal (Pickering & Chatto, 2014).
- ‘Two Centuries of Pride and Prejudice: Why Celebrate?’, in ‘Pride and Prejudice’: A Bicentennial Bricolage, ed. by Caterina Colomba (Forum, 2014).
- ‘Evangelical Fiction’, in The Oxford History of the Novel in English, Volume 2: 1750–1820, ed. by Peter Garside and Karen O’Brien (OUP, 2015 forthcoming).
- ‘Fiction’, in The Cambridge Companion to Women’s Writing in the Romantic Period, ed. by Devoney Looser (CUP, 2015 forthcoming).
- Co-author, ‘The Pathology of Common Life: “Domestic” Medicine as Gothic Disruption’, Gothic Studies, 17.1 (May 2015 forthcoming).
- ‘Gothic 2.0: Remixing Revenants in the Transmedia Age’, in The Gothic Compass: New Directions in Scholarship and Inquiry, ed. by Lorna-Piatti Farnell and Donna Lee Brien (Routledge, 2015 forthcoming).
Databases and Digital Outputs
- Co-editor, Wales-Related Fiction of the Romantic Era (Belser Wissenschaftlicher Dienst, 2002).
- Co-author, British Fiction: A Database of Production, Circulation & Reception (Online: Internet, 2004). Funded by the AHRC.
- Co-author, Database of Mid-Victorian Wood-Engraved Illustration (Online: Internet, 2007; version 2.0, 2012). Funded by the AHRC.