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Dr Jonathan Cranfield

Humanities and Social Science

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

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) and The Victorians: Realism, Science & Sensation (Stage 5).

I have published several articles and a monograph on the work of Arthur Conan Doyle and I currently sit on the editorial board for Edinburgh University Press' new series of scholarly editions of his work. For this series I edited The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (2023). My new book project is on the relationship between literature and silent cinema.

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

Journal article

Cranfield J. 2024. The Pen, the Page & the Screen: British Authorship and Americanization in the Age of Silent Cinema Twentieth Century Literature: a scholarly and critical journal, 70 Author Url Public Url

Cranfield J. 2021. Of Time and the City: The Doyles and London Print Culture Victoriographies, 11 :242-262 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Cranfield J. 2020. “The Kinematograph View of Life”: Cinema, Fiction & Periodicals in Britain, 1910-20 Journal of Modern Periodical Studies, 10 :52-75 DOI Author Url Publisher 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 J. 2016. Introduction: Victorian Television Victoriographies, 6 :1-4 DOI Publisher Url

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

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 Publisher Url

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 Publisher Url

Cranfield J. Introduction Journal of Modern Periodical Studies, 14 :107-113 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Scholarly edition

Cranfield J. 2023. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Author Url Publisher Url

Book review

Cranfield J. 2022. How Sherlock Pulled the Trick: Spiritualism and the Pseudoscientific Method by Brian McCuskey Victorian Studies, 4 :687-689


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

Books (authored)

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

Books (edited)

2014. Fan Phenomena: Sherlock Holmes Cranfield J, Ue T. Intellect 9781783202058 Author Url