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Prof Brian Maidment

Humanities and Social Science

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies


1973, University of Leicester, United Kingdom, .Ph.D.
1970, University of Wales, United Kingdom, M.A.
1968, University of Wales, United Kingdom, B.A.

Academic appointments

Professor of the History of Print, English, Liverpool John Moores University, 2012 - present


Maidment BE. 2021. ‘Will you walk into the parlour?’ – Lloyds’s Songbook and the domestication of the popular lyric. Lill S, McWilliam R. Edward Lloyd: Victorian Publisher Routledge DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Maidment BE. 2019. The Development of Magazine Illustration in Regency Britain – The Example of Arliss’s Pocket Magazine 1818–1833 Haywood I, Shannon M. Romantic Illustration :267-287 Cambridge University Press DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Maidment BE. 2017. Afterword Goodridge J, Keegan B. A History of British Labouring Class Literature :412-418 Cambridge University Press. Cambridge 978 1 107 19040 5

Maidment B. 2017. Graphic satire, caricature, comic illustration and the radical press, 1820-1845 Journalism and the Periodical Press in Nineteenth-Century Britain :84-103 DOI Publisher Url

Maidment BE. 2017. Satire, Caricature and the Radical Press 1820-1845 Shattock, J . Journalism and the Periodical Press in the Nineteenth Century :84-103 Cambridge University Press. Cambridge 978-1-107-08573-2

Maidment BE. 2016. ‘The Explicated Image – Graphic ‘Texts’ in Early Victorian Print Culture’ Jones A, Mitchell R. Drawing on the Victorians – Reading the Palimpsest of Victorian and Neo-Victorian Graphic Texts :39-66 Ohio University Press 978-0-8214-2247-2

Maidment BE. 2016. Illustration King A, Easley A, Morton J. The Routledge Companion to Victorian Periodicals and Newspapers 1 :102-123 Routledge. Abingdon 9781409468882

Maidment BE. 2016. ‘Hogarth in Victorian Popular Culture’ Roman CE. Hogarth’s Legacy :115-141 Yale University Press. New Haven 9780300215618

Maidment BE. 2015. ‘Beyond Pickwick: Seymour’s Sketches and Regency Print Culture’ Baker W. Studies in Victorian and Modern Literature: A tribute to John Sutherland :141-152 Farleigh Dickinson University Press 9781611476927

Maidment BE. 2014. 'Caricature and Periodicals 1820-1837' Kremers A, Reich E. Loyal Subversions: Caricatures from the Personal Union between England and Hanover 1714-1837 :163-182 Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht. Gottingen

Hanley K, Maidment B. 2013. Introduction: Ruskin's 'common treasuries' :1-12

Maidment BE. 2013. The Persistent Regency - The Presence of the Past in Victorian Illustrated Comic Literature Korte B, Lechner D. History and Humour - British and American Perspectives :21-46 transcript. Bielefeld, Germany 978-3-8376-2593-6

Maidment B. 2013. ‘Influence, Presence, Appropriation – Ruskin and the Periodical Press’ Maidment B, Hanley K. Persistent Ruskin 9781409400769

Maidment BE. 2013. Beyond Usefulness and Ephemerality - The Discursive Almanac, 1828-1860 jung S. British Literature and Print Culture 2013 :158-194 D.S.Brewer. Cambridge 978-1-84384-343-6

Maidment BE. 2013. The Presence of 'Punch' in the Nineteenth Century Harder H, Mittler B. Asian Punches: A Transcultural Affair :13-44 Springer. Heidelberg New York London 978-3-642-28607-0

Maidment B. 2012. ‘Writing History with the Digital Image – A Cautious Cleberation’ Weller T. History in the Digital Age 9780415666978 DOI Publisher Url

Maidment B. 2009. Magazines and journals 1780-1832 Suarez MF, Turner ML. The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain: :498-512 Cambridge Univ Pr 9780521810173

Maidment BE. 2009. 'The Illuminated Magazine' and the Triumph of Wood engraving Brake L, Demoor M. The lure of illustration in the nineteenth century Palgrave MacMillan 9780230217317

Maidment B. 2008. ‘The “March of Intellect” and Graphic Satire 1820-1840’ Morgan V, Williams C. Shaping belief :149-171 Liverpool Univ Pr

maidment B. 2008. 'The Mysteries of Reading: Text and Illustration in the Fiction of G.W.M.Reynolds’ Humpherys A, James L. G.W.M. Reynolds :227-246 Ashgate Publishing Company 9780754658542

maidment B. 2007. ‘An Image of 1848: Reportage, Caricature and Kenny Meadows’s “Dram Drinker”’ Kinealy C, Boardman K. 1848 - The Year the World Turned :190-210 Cambridge Scholars Press. Newcastle

Maidment B. 2005. ‘Mr. Wroe’s Virgins – The’Other Victorians’ and Recent Fiction’ Bentley N. British Fiction Of The 1990s :153-166 Taylor & Francis 9780415342568

Maidment B. 2004. “‘Works in Unbroken Succession’ – The Literary Career of Mary Howitt” Boardman K, Jones S. Popular Victorian women writers :22-45 Manchester Univ Pr 9780719064500

Maidment B. 2001. ‘Entrepreneurship and the Artisans – John Cassell, the Great Exhibition and the Periodical Idea’ Purbrick L. The Great Exhibition of 1851 :79-113 manchester university press 9780719055928

Maidment B. 2000. 'Penny Wise, Penny Foolish? - Representations of Mass Circulation Periodicals and 'The March of Intellect' in the 1820s and 1830s' Brake L, Bell B, Finkelstein D. Nineteenth-century media and the construction of identities :104-121 Palgrave Macmillan 9780312232153

Maidment B. 2000. Re-Arranging the Year - The Almanac, Day Book, and Year Book as Literary Genres 1789-1870’ John J, Jenkins A. Rethinking Victorian Culture :91-114 MacMillan 9780333714461

Maidment B. 1995. 'Domestic Ideology and its Industrial Enemies - The Title Pages of The Family Economist 1848-1850' Parker C. Gender roles and sexuality in Victorian literature :25-56 Scolar Pr

Maidment B. 1990. 'Victorian Periodicals and Academic Discourse' Brake L, Jones A, Madden L. Investigating Victorian journalism :143-154

Maidment B, Louvre A, Beetham M. 1989. 'Taking it Seriously - Teaching Popular Culture' Brooker P, Humm P. Dialogue and difference :236-258

Maidment B. 1985. Poetry in Victorian Manchester Kidd AJ, Roberts K. City, class, and culture :148-166 Manchester Univ Pr

Maidment BE. 1982. Interpreting Ruskin 1870-1914 Hunt JD, Holland FM. The Ruskin Polygon Manchester [Greater Manchester] : Manchester University Press 9780719008344

Journal article

Maidment B. 2021. “Thief in the Name of Kidd”: Unscrupulous Opportunism and Cheap Print in Late Regency London Victorian Popular Fictions Journal, 3 :21-44 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Maidment BE. 2018. Caricature and the Comic Image in the 1830s McHue M, Millim A-M. Yearbook of English Studies, 48 :54-81 Publisher Url Public Url

Maidment BE. 2017. The Gallery of Comicalities - Graphic Humour, the Wood Engraving and the Development of the Comic Magazine 1820-1841 Victorian Periodicals Review, 50 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Maidment BE. 2016. "Larks in Season" - 'The Comic Almanack' 1835-1854 Surridge E, Leighton ME. Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens (, 84 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Maidment BE. 2016. The Draughtsman's Contacts The Journal of European Periodicals Studies, 1 :37-52 Publisher Url Public Url

Maidment BE. 2016. The Draughtsman's Contacts: Robert Seymour and the Humorous Periodical Press in the 1830s. Journal of European Periodical Studies, 1 :37-52 Publisher Url Public Url

Maidment B. 2014. Imagining the Cockney University - Humorous Poetry, the march of intellect and the periodical press 1820-185 Chapman A, Eynes C. Victorian Poetry, 52 :21-38 DOI Publisher Url

Maidment B. 2013. ‘Beyond Ephemerality and Usefulness – The Discursive Almanac 1828-1860’ Yearly volume of Essays and Studies 2013,

Maidment B. 2012. Henry Heath's 'The Caricaturist's Scrapbook' Victorian Review, 38 :13-18

Maidment B. 2011. ‘Pickwick On Pots – Transfer Printed Ceramics and Dickens’s Early Illustrated Fiction’ Dickens Quarterly, 28 :121-130

Maidment BE. 2010. Subversive supplements: Satirical title pages of the periodical press in the 1830s Victorian Periodicals Review, 43 :133-148 DOI Publisher Url

Maidment B. 2010. 'Dinners or Desserts? – Miscellaneity, Knowledge and Illustration in Magazines of the 1820s and 1830s’ Victorian Periodicals Review, 43 :353-387

Maidment B. 2010. ‘Graphic Bric a Brac – Comic Illustration between 1820 and 1850 as a Source for Historians’ Keywords, :76-93

Maidment BE. 2002. ‘One Hundred and One Things to do with a Fantail Hat: Dustmen, Dirt and Dandyism 1820-1860’ Textile History, 33 :79-97

Maidment BE. 2001. 2001 ‘The Manchester Common Reader – Abel Heywood’s “Evidence” and the early Victorian Reading Public’ Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, 97 :99-120

Maidment B. 1998. 'Student Grant – Caricature and Politics in the 1830s’ Journal of Victorian Culture, 3 :339-348

Maidment BE. 1976. A literary friendship, George Allen and William Hale white: Some new letters Notes and Queries, 23 :70-73 DOI Publisher Url

Watson JR, Maidment BE, Chapple JAV. 1972. XIII the nineteenth century Year's Work in English Studies, 53 :296-360 DOI Publisher Url

Watson JR, Maidment BE, Chapple JAV. 1972. The nineteenth century Year's Work in English Studies, 53 :301-362 DOI Publisher Url

Maidment BE. 1972. A new ruskin letter Notes and Queries, 19 :419-420 DOI Publisher Url

Book review

Maidment BE. 2018. Review of ed. Easley, King and Morton 'Researching the Nineteenth Century Periodical Press' Victorian Periodicals Review, 51 :363-366

Maidment BE. 2017. Carrying Off the Palaces - John Ruskin's Lost Daguerreotypes' Victorian Studies, 59 :331-333

Maidment BE. 2015. ed. Gaunt and Cullen Peel in Caricature Victorian Periodicals Review 48, No 1, Spring 2015, 147-149)., 48 :147-149

Maidment BE. 2014. ed. Porterfield The Efflorescence of Caricature H-France (on line journal),

Maidment BE. 2013. ed. Goldman and Cooke Reading Victorian Illustration 1855-1875 Early Popular Visual Culture, 11 :184-185

Maidment BE. Edwin Waugh's Diary Manchester Region History Review, :184-186

Maidment BE. Art versus industry? Victorian Studies, 59 :716-718

Books (authored)

Maidment B. 2017. Afterword :413-418 DOI Publisher Url

Maidment BE. 2017. Robert Seymour and Nineteenth Century Print Culture – “Sketches by Seymour” and Comic Illustration Ashgate

Maidment B. 2013. Comedy, Caricature Social Order 1820-1850 Manchester University Press. Manchester 9780719075261

Maidment B. 2007. Dusty Bob 9780719052835

Maidment B. 2001. Reading Popular Prints, 1790-1870 9780719033711

Internet publication

Maidment B. 2012. Illustration DOI Publisher Url

Maidment B. 2011. ‘A Draft List of Published Book and Periodical Contributions by Robert Seymour’

Maidment B. 2010. Introductory essay for the digital edition of The Illustrated London News

Books (edited)

2009. Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism in Great Britain and Ireland Brake Laurel , Demoor Merysa , (Associate editor) Maidment B. Academia PressScientific Pub 9789038213408

1992. The Poorhouse Fugitives Maidment B. 9780856359705

Other invited event:

Liverpool John Moores English Research Seminar, Liverpool John Moores University, Joint presentation with Simon Rennie and Ruth Mather (Exeter University) on our joint AHRC funded project on 'Poetry and the Cotton Famine (1861-1865).. 2018

Franco-British Seminar, The Sorbonne, Paris, 'The Comic Image 1820-1840 - The Death of Caricature?'. 2018

TIGRE Research Seminar, Ecole National Superiore, Paris, Research seminar on Illustration in the 1820s and 1830s. 2017

Lecture to the Friends of the Wilson Art Gallery, Cheltenham, Chapel Art Gallery, Cheltenham, Public Lecture on Orlando Parry and Victorian caricature.. 2017

Cust Lecture, University of Nottingham, Plenary conference lecture on the comic image in Britain 1820-1840. 2017

Visiting speaker, Freiburg University, Invited to give lecture to undergraduate class and graduate seminar on Victorian periodicals.. 2016

'Masterclass' on the history of prints 1800-1850, Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University, I led a three day residential class for a group of faculty members, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows drawn from both British and American universities.. 2016

Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA, Gave a paper called ‘The Gallery of Comicalities – Graphic humour, the wood engraving and the development of the comic magazine 1820-1841’. 2016

Periodicals Through Glass - Working with 19th. Century Digital Periodicals, The Athenaum, London, Gave paper called 'Illustration and the Digital Periodical' to a one day conference on nineteenth century periodicals and digital approaches.. 2016

Workshop on 'The Poetry of the Cotton Famine', Chetham's Library, Manchestetr, Co-organiser with Simon Rennie (Exeter) of a workshop related to AHRC bid for a project on poetry and the cotton famine.. 2016

Lecture on 'Abel Heywood - Manchester Print Entrepreneur', Quaker Meeting House, Manchester, Invited lecture to the Manchester Victorian Society.. 2016

Research Seminar, Exeter University, Gave paper called 'Imagining the Cockney University - popular poetry and cultural change 1820-1840'. 2016

Annual conference of the European Society for Periodicals Research, Stickhom, I have been invited to give a plenary workshop on illustration and politics in the Victorian press.. 2015

One day conference in honour of David Vincent, Open University Centre, London, Invited plenary speaker in a panel on cultural history.. 2015

AHRC Consultancy Workshop - "Lost Visions", Cardiff University, Invited to test a beta site for a new collaborative AHRC funded project between the University of Cardiff and the British Library tagging over 1 million images from the BL's Flickr account. 2014

Paper at the ‘Comics and Visual Story-telling’ Seminar’, Parsons New School of Art and Design, New York, I gave a paper on the comic image in British print culture 1820-1840 to the long established and prestigious seminar set up by the graphic artist Ben Katchor.. 2014

Visiting lecturer, University of Miami, I spent four days at the University of Miami giving lectures to students, staff and the geneal public and spent some time in small group work with postgraduate students. 2014

Romantic Illustration Network, British Academy, London, Plenary lecture at the first ‘Romantic Illustration’ AHRC funded project event. .. 2014

Loyal Subversion? Caricatures from the Personal Union between Hanover and Great Britain, Wilhelm Busch Museum, Hanover, Plenary lecture at a conference on caricature, with a publication to follow.. 2013

Lecture and seminars, Freeburg University, I have been asked to Freiburg by the 'Periodicals and History' Research Centre to give an open lecture and to lead seminars with post-graduate students in the Centre.. 2012

Western Canadian Victorian Studies Research Society, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, I was invited to Victoria to give an open lecture at Victoria University and a workshop at the conference.. 2012

'Print Culture' conference for post-graduate students with invited speakers., University of Ghent, As part of by Visiting Professor at Ghent I am asked to work with post-graduate students and attend events of this kind organised to support their work. This is the third occasion in the last two years that I have given papers and participated in such events. 2012

External PGR examinations performed:

Leicester, PhD, The early journalistic career of Eliza Meteyard. 2017

Manchester Metropolitan University, PhD, Design, Media, Gender Politics: The Paratext in the Late 19th. Century Feminist Periodical. 2017

University of Bolton, PhD, Poetry, the Numinous and End of Life Care. 2015

Cardiff, PhD. 2010

Manchester, PhD. 2010

Exeter, PhD. 2009

glasgow, PhD. 2009

Keele, MPhil. 2009

manchester, PhD. 2009

Conference presentation:

Edward Lloyd's Songbooks, British Association for Victorian Studies annual conference, Lincoln, Oral presentation. 2017

‘Illustration across Borders – The Pocket Magazine and early Victorian Periodical illustration’, Crossing Borders, Freiburg, Germany, Oral presentation. 2017

The wood engraving and comic illustration in the 1830s, Woodpeckings - the Dalziel Brothers and Victorian Wood engraving, British Museum, London, Oral presentation. 2017

Orlando Parry's caricatures and Victorian music, Music and Caricature, King's College London, Oral presentation. 2017

‘Hogarth and the Popular Victorian Imagination’, Abusing Power, University of Brighton, Oral presentation. 2016

Hogarth in Nineteenth Century Popular Culture, Abusing Power, University of Brighton, Oral presentation. 2016

The Gallery of Comicalities - Graphic Humour, the wodd engraving and the development of the comic magazine 1820-1841, Research Society for Victorian Periodicals Annual Conference, Kansas City, Oral presentation. 2016

The Literary Dustman Revisited, British Society for Victorian Studies Annual Conference, Cardiff, Oral presentation. 2016

Illustration and the Digital Periodical, Periodicals Through Glass, The Athenaeum, London, Oral presentation. 2016

Reading Illustration - a workshop, European Society for Periodicals Research Annual Conference, Stockholm, Other. 2015

The Spaciousness of G.A.Sala, Research Society for Victorian Periodicals Annual Conference, University of Delaware, Oral presentation. 2014

Editorial boards:

Journal of European Periodicals Research, Member, Editorial Board. 2017

Journal of Illustration Studies, Member, editorial board.. 2014

Victorian Institutes Journal, Member editorial board. 2010

Victorian Periodicals Review, Member editorial board. 2010

Manchester Region History Review, Member of editorial board. 1978

Membership of professional bodies:

Vice president 2015-1016, President Elect 2016-2018, Research Society for Victorian Periodicals. 2015

Member of Advisory Board, European Society for Periodicals Research. 2013

Member of Executive, Research Society for Victorian Periodicals. 2011

Conference organisation:

Annual Conference of the European Society for Periodicals Research in Liverpool, July 2016, Chair of organising committee. 2015

North West Print Culture Workshop, Co-organiser. 2015

Research Sopciety for Victorian Periodicals Annual Conference, Chair of Organising Committee. 2013

European Society for Periodicals Research, Launch conference, Manchester December 2011, Member of organising committee. 2011

British Association for Victorian Studies Annual Conference, Salford 2008, Chair of Organising Committee. 2008


Curran Fellowship of $4,000 to support research for a book on the comic artist Robert Seymour., Research Society for Victorian Periodicals. 2015

Visiting Professor, Centre for Textual and Print Cultural Studies, University of Ghent. 2010

Leverhulme Fellow (one year), Leverhulme Trust. 2007

Associate Professor, Ruskin Programme, Lancaster University. 2002

Visiting Scholar, teaching annual graduate seminar., Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. 2002

Charles Cole Visiting Fellow (One month Fellowship), Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. 2001

Research Grants Awarded:

Research Society for Victorian Periodicals Curran Fellowship, The Work of Robert Seymour and Print Culture in the 1830s, Grant value (£): 2,500, Duration of research project: One year. 2014


Colby Prize - my book 'Comedy, Caricature and the Social Order' was shortlisted for this prize., Research Society for Victorian Periodicals. 2014

External committees:

Executive Board, Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, Member. 2010

External collaboration:

University of Ghent - coolaborative supervision of Ph.D. student, Professor Sandro Jung. 2010

Other Professional Activity:

Vice President Research Society for Victorian Periodicals 2015-2016. President elect 2016-2018.