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).
Cranfield J. 2022. How Sherlock Pulled the Trick: Spiritualism and the Pseudoscientific Method by Brian McCuskey Victorian Studies, 4 :687-689
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. 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 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 Publisher Url
2014. Fan Phenomena: Sherlock Holmes Cranfield J, Ue T. Intellect 9781783202058 Author Url