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Research on the long nineteenth century at LJMU spans various domains of literature and cultural history, from the Romantic period through the fin de siècle to the Edwardian age and the First World War. We have a particular focus on the recovery of neglected voices in life writing and on periodical and serial print culture, often using LJMU’s special collections. We are attentive to gender, race, and class, and wider cultural politics in relation to literary forms. We work with canonical and non-canonical texts and engage with discourses of the social and natural sciences. We address broad themes such as widowhood, crime and punishment, and madness. Members work on Oscar Wilde and empire, Darwin and gardens, travelling servants, maritime culture, Robert Louis Stevenson’s readers and publishers, Conan Doyle and popular fiction, and cultural histories of submarines and dynamite.
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