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Selected publications

Recent Papers and Electronic Publications

    • Pater and the Politics of journalism (ESPRIT Sept 2015)
    • On WHP and Eminent Victorians  (Decadence and Modernism IES 2015)
    • Better Together WHP/CP (Writing Lives, Leicester 2015) re biography
    • Taylorian and 19C periodicals (ESPRIT 2014)
    • Serials, columns and departments (RSVP Places and Spaces Delaware 2014)
    • We are all Decadent Nowadays’?: Pater and the YB’  Decadent Poetics 2012
    • Authorship. Ghent  2012
    • Irish News and Per History Group, Kingston. 2012
    • Young Oxford -- In Print: The (Walter) Paters and the (Humphry) Wards 1869-99, 2013.
    • The Functions of the ‘foreign’: Walter Pater, Anglo-Catholicism and the Press”  2013  BAVS/NAVSA Venice
    • 2013 RSVP  Manchester: paper: 1865: ‘All Change’?
    • Co-editor with Jim Mussell, W T Stead, Special Issue, 19. Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century. No 16 (Spring 2013). http://www.19.bbk.ac.uk/index.php/19
    • W T Stead. Newspaper Revolutionary, ed by L. Brake, E. King, R. Luckhurst, J. Mussell, London: British Library: 2012
    • DNCJ: Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism, ed. with Marysa Demoor. Print: Academia Press and British Library; Online ProQuest, 2009 ff. The web edition is updated regularly.
    • Editor with Marysa Demoor, Picture and Press in the Nineteenth-Century: the Lure of Illustration, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2009.
    • Nineteenth-century Serials Edition (www.ncse.ac.uk) 2008
    • Editor with Julie Codell, Encounters in the Victorian Press. Editors, Authors, Readers. Palgrave, 2005
    • Editor with Lesley Higgins and Carolyn Williams, Walter Pater: Transparencies of Desire ELT Press, 2002.
    • Print in Transition, Studies in Media and Book History Palgrave, 2001.

Recent Articles

    • 'Introduction', 'Rebranding the News of the World: 1856–90' and 'Rebranding the News of the World: 1891 and After' with Mark Turner, in The News of the World  and The British Press, 1843-2011. Journalism for the Rich, Journalism for the Poor. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2015,  1-10, 27-42, 43-62. Words 4500, 7500, and 7000.
    • ‘Looking Back’. Special Issue: A Return to Theory. Victorian Periodical Revie, 48.3 (Fall 2015), 312-22  words 3340
    • ‘Journalism’, Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Victorian Literature, ed by Dino Felluga, Pamela Gilbert, Linda Hughes. Wiley Blackwell, 2015, pp 845-853. Words ca 2300
    • ‘London Letter: Researching the Historical Press, Now and Here’ in Victorian Periodicals Review, 48.2 (Summer 2015), 246-53. Words 3500
    • Review of ‘Journalism’, TLS, 12 Sept 2014, p. 28. Words 2060
    • ‘W T Stead and Democracy: The Americanization of the World’, in The American Experiment and the Idea of Democracy, edd. Ella Dzelzainis and Ruth Livesey. Farnham and Burlington: Ashgate, 2013, 161-78. Words 8628
    • ‘On Pater’s Essays from the Guardian’, ELT, 56.4 (Spring, 2013), 483-96. Words 6360
    • Second Life: All the Year Round and the New Generation of British of Periodicals in the 1860s’, Charles Dickens and the Mid-Victorian Press 1850-1870, ed by Hazel Mackenzie and Ben Winyard, DJO, Univ of Buckingham Press, 2013,11-34. Words ca. 3800
    • '”A juggler’s trick”? Swinburne and Journalism' in Charles Swinburne: Unofficial Laureate. ed, Catherine Maxwell and S. Evangelista, Manchester: MUP, 2013, pp 69-92.
    • ‘British Decadence and American Print Media in the 1890s’, in Modernism/modernisms. Special Issue ‘Mediamorphosis’, ed by A Ardis 19.3(2012), pp. 419-435.
    • ‘Stead Alone: Editor, Proprietor and Publisher’, in W T Stead. Newspaper Revolutionary, ed by L. Brake, E. King, R. Luckhurst, J. Mussell, London: British Library: 2012, pp 77-97.
    • ‘Fiction in the Late Nineteenth Century: Serials, Serialisation and the Short Story’ in Time and the Short Story, ed, Maria Teresa Chialant and Marina Lops. Bern: Peter Lang, 2012. Pp. 43-55.  READ
    • ‘Half Empty and Half Full – Nineteenth Century Newspapers in the Digital Age’ in ‘Digital Forum’, Journal of Victorian Culture, 17.2(2012), pp 222-29
    • ‘’The Longevity of Ephemera: Library Editions of Victorian Newspapers and Periodicals’, Special Issue: Ephemera. Media History, 18.1 (Feb 2012),7-20
    • 'Pater at NAVSA', Pater Newsletter,  57/58 (spring/fall 2010 (2011)), 14-17.
    • ‘“Time’s Turbulence”: Mapping Journalism Networks’, Victorian Periodicals Review, Special Issue: Victorian Networks and the Periodical Press,, ed Alexis Easley, 44.2 (Summer, 2011), 115-127
    • ‘The Advantage of Fiction: the novel and the ‘success’ of the Victorian Periodical’, A Return to the Common Reader: Print Culture and the Novel 1850-1900, ed Beth Palmer and Adelene Buckland. Ashgate, 2011, pp 9-21.
    • ‘Tacking; 19C Print Culture and its Readers’, in ‘Victorian Studies and its Publics’. RaVoN, Special Issue edited by Linda Hughes, 55(2009). http://www.erudit.org/revue/ravon/2009/v/n55/039555ar.html
    • ‘Lost and Found: Serial Supplements in the Nineteenth Century’, Victorian Periodicals Review, Special Issue: ‘Supplements’, ed M. Demoor and K. McDonald. 43.2 (Summer, 2010), 111-118.
    • ‘The Art of the Novel: Pater and Fiction’, Victorian Aesthetic Conditions: Pater Across the Arts, ed Elicia Clements and  Lesley Higgins. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2010, 220-31.
    • ‘Culture Wars? Arnold’s “Essays in Criticism” and the Rise of Journalism, 1865-1895’, Conflict and Difference in Nineteenth-Century Literature, ed Dinah Birch and Mark Llewellyn. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2010), 201-12.
    • ‘Oscar Wilde’s “An Ideal Husband” and W Somerset Maugham’s “The Constant Wife”: a Dialogue’, Oscar Wilde and Modern Culture: the Making of a Legend, ed. J. Bristow. Athens: Ohio UP, 2009.
    • ‘Aestheticism and Decadence’, Modernist Magazines: a Critical and Cultural History .Vol 1. Britain and Ireland 1880-1945, ed P Brooker and A Thacker. Oxford: OUP, 2009.
    • ‘Journalism and Modernism, Continued: the Case of W T Stead’, Transatlantic Print Culture, 1880-1940. Emerging Media, Emerging Modernisms, ed Ann Ardis and Patrick Collier. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, 149-166.
    • ‘The Popular ‘Weeklies’ [in 19C Scotland], History of the Book in Scotland. Vol. 3, ed Bill Bell. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2007, 358-369.
    • ‘ “Fiction of Another Sort”: News and the Novel in W.T. Stead’s Journalism’, Au Bonheur du feuilleton,ed.Marie-Francoise Cachin and Claire Parfait.Paris:CREAPHIS. 2007,179-92.
    • ‘Maga, the shilling monthly, and the new journalism’, Print Culture and the Blackwood Tradition, ed. David Finkelstein. University of Toronto Press. 2006, 184-211.
    • ‘Vernon Lee and the Pater Circle’, Vernon Lee: Decadence, Ethics, Aesthetics, ed by Catherine Maxwell and Patricia Pulham. Plagrave Macmillan, 2006, 40-57.
    • The Deaths of Heroes: Biography, Obits and the Discourse of the Press’, Life Writing and Victorian Culture, ed. David Amigoni. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006, 165-193.
    • ‘“Government by Journalism” and the Silence of the Star: Victorian Encounters, 1885-90’, Encounters in the Victorian Press, ed. L. Brake and J. Codell. Palgrave, 2005, 213-235.
    • 'C.W. Dilke', 'Clara Pater', and 'Walter Pater', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004.
    • ‘”Who is ‘We’?” The “Daily Paper” Projects and the Journalism Manifestos of W.T. Stead’, Marketing the Author, ed Marysa Demoor. Palgrave, 2004, 54-72.
    • ‘“The Sex” Debates. The Suffrage Campaign in 1889’, New Women Hybridities, ed. Ann Heilmann and Margaret Beetham. Routledge, 2004, 51-73.
    • ‘On Print Culture: the State We’re In’, Journal of Victorian Culture (2001), 125-36.
    • “The Politics of Illustration: Ruskin, Pater and the Victorian Art Press’, ed Marie-Francoise Cachin Interfaces, 15 (1999)..pp.169-188

Current News

The critically acclaimed, sold-out play, Beginning, written by Birkbeck’s David Eldridge will transfer from the National Theatre to the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End for ten-weeks in January.

10 November 2017