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Dr Jonathan Cranfield

Dr Jonathan Cranfield

Telephone: 0151 904 1474



My PhD (University of Kent, 2010) was on the relationship between science and popular fiction in the Strand Magazine. I came to LJMU in 2012 and currently teach on Vamps and Villains: Exploring Gothic Fiction (Stage 6) as well as module leading The English Dissertation (Stage 6), The Victorians: Realism, Science & Sensation (Stage 5) and, for 2019/20, Violence in Nineteenth-Century Literature (Stage 6).

I am interested in supervising postgraduate work (MA, MRes, PhD) on popular fiction, science, periodicals and early cinema (~1880-1920).


Journal article

Cranfield J. 2020. “The Kinematograph View of Life”: Cinema, Fiction & Periodicals in Britain, 1910-20 Journal of Modern Periodical Studies, 10 :52-75 Author Url Public Url

Cranfield JL. 2019. 'The Submarine in British Periodicals and Fiction, 1901-1914: Death From Below' English Literature in Transition 1880-1920, 62 :147-172 Publisher Url

Cranfield JL. 2014. Sherlock's slums: The periodical as an environmental form Textual Practice, 28 :215-241 DOI

Cranfield JL. 2013. Arthur Conan Doyle, H. G. Wells and the Strand Magazine's long 1901: From Baskerville to the Moon English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, 56 :3-32 DOI

Cranfield JL. 2012. Cultures of aversion Wasafiri, 27 :19-26 DOI

Cranfield JL. 2012. Chivalric machines: The boer war, the male body, and the grand narrative in the strand magazine Victorian Literature and Culture, 40 :549-573 DOI

Cranfield J. Introduction: Victorian Television Victoriographies, 6 :1-4 DOI


Cranfield J. 2019. Doyle and Evolution The Cambridge Companion to Sherlock Holmes :81-95 Cambridge University Press. Cambridge 9781107155855 Author Url

Cranfield J. 2014. Sherlock Holmes, Fan Culture and Fan Letters Cranfield J, Ue T. Fan Phenomena: Sherlock Holmes :66-79 Intellect Books 9781783202058


Cranfield JL. 2016. Twentieth-Century Victorian: Arthur Conan Doyle and the Strand Magazine, 1891-1930 Edinburgh University Press. Edinburgh 978-1474406758