Dr Jonathan Cranfield

Humanities and Social Science

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).

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

Journal article

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

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


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