Owing to its focus on interdisciplinary research, CEIR not only draws its membership from the School’s English Literature faculty, but also from other disciplines both with Cardiff University and beyond. Below is a listing of the current members of CEIR and their fields of specialisation:
Professor Bill Bell, BA (Lynchburg), MA (Bowling Green), PhD (Edinburgh). Bibliography; book history; the history of reading; theories of cultural production; utopian writing; literature and religion; the history of English studies; Matthew Arnold
Dr Melanie Bigold, BA (Manitoba), MA (Toronto), DPhil (Oxford). History of the book; manuscript culture; women’s writing and women’s literary history; philosophy, religion and literature in the long c18th; Enlightenment coteries; critical biography and afterlives.
Charlotte Boman, MA (Wales). Doctoral candidate: Domestic Iconography: Representations of Family Life in the Mid to Late Victorian Period.
Professor Martin Coyle, BA PhD (Nottingham). Textual editing and the textual histories of Shakespeare’s plays as well as the other aspects of Shakespeare, including film.
Laura Foster, BA MA (Wales). Doctoral candidate: The Representation of the Workhouse in Nineteenth-Century Culture.
Professor Paul Goldman, BA (London), AMA FMA. Honorary Professor in CEIR, advisor on AHRC-funded CEIR project, A Web-Mounted Database of Mid-Victorian wood-engraved Illustration (DMVI); British book illustration during the Victorian period; antiquarian books.
Michael Goodman, BA (Manchester), MA (Cardiff). Doctoral candidate: Illustrating Shakespeare: Text, Image and the Digital Archive.
Professor Katie Gramich, BA (Wales), MA (London), PhD (Alberta). Welsh writing in English; c20th women’s writing; comparative literature; Modernism and marginality; postcolonial literatures; c20th poetry; travel writing.
Shayne Husbands. Doctoral candidate: The Literary and Cultural Significance of the Early Roxburghe Club.
Professor Martin A. Kayman, BA DPhil (York). Law and Literature; c18th culture; crime fiction; the culture of police; the cultural politics of English; globalisation.
Dr Nicola Lloyd, BA MA PhD (Cardiff). Sentimentalism, Enlightenment and Romanticism: British Fiction, 1789–1820.
Helen McKenzie, BA MA (Cardiff). Doctoral candidate: Conceptions of Authorship in Victorian Fiction.
Dr Anthony Mandal, BA (Dunelm), MA PhD (Wales). Jane Austen; Robert Louis Stevenson; Romantic and Victorian literature; gothic fiction; bibliography and textual studies; history of the book and print culture; digitial humanities.
Dr Laurent Milesi, Maîtrise (Dijon), Agregé d’anglais, DPhil (Oxon). Deconstruction and poststructuralism, in particular the works of Jacques Derrida and Hélène Cixous; postmodernist poetry and fiction; James Joyce and Modernism; genetic criticism; video games and digital culture
Dr Jane Moore, BA MA PhD (Wales). Feminist theory; critical theory, Romantic-era satire; Thomas Moore; Mary Wollstonecraft.
Dr Becky Munford, BA (Oxford), MA, PhD (Exeter). Twentieth-century women’s writing (especially Angela Carter); the European gothic; gender and the erotic; feminist history and theory (especially third-wave feminism and postfeminism); literary influence and intertextuality; neo-Victorianism; women and trousers.
Professor Carl Phelpstead, BA (Sheffield), MPhil DPhil (Oxon). Medieval literature (especially Old Norse–Icelandic and Old and Middle English); 20th-century medievalism.
Professor Helen Phillips, BA (Oxon), MA (Warwick), MPhil (Oxon), PhD (Nottingham). Medieval literature; medievalism; Georgians.
Alice Rowe, BA MA (Cardiff). Doctoral candidate: The Pharmakon and Addiction in Nineteenth-Century Periodical Culture.
Victoria Shirley, BA MA (Cardiff). Doctoral candidate: Arthur Redivivus: The Medieval Arthurian Chronicle Tradition and the First English Empire, c. 1270–1470.
Professor David Skilton, MA MLitt (Cantab). Illustration Studies; Victorian literature; Victorian illustrated texts; Anthony Trollope; the art and literature of London.
Professor Julia Thomas, BA MA PhD (Wales). Victorian illustrations; c19th visual and material cultures; digital archives; Victorian Shakespeare.
Professor Keir Waddington, BA (UEA) MA PhD (UCL). Social history of medicine; tuberculosis; public health and diseased meat; medicine and charity; Victorian hospitals; medical education; the history of nursing; c20th history of Bethlem (Bedlam); rural health in Wales; hospital and patient narratives.
Dr Heather Worthington, BA MA PhD (Wales). Crime fiction and criminography from the c19th/c20th , especially in the c19th periodicals; sensation fiction; the theorisation of children’s literature and the cultural and literary construction of the child; c20th children’s literature; the reception and influence of popular literature generally.