Owing to its focus of 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:
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.
Dr Claire Connolly, BA MA (NUI), PhD (Wales). The British and Irish novel in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; Irish–Welsh cultural exchanges; Irish and Scottish Romanticism; Ireland and cultural theory; contemporary Irish writing.
Dr 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.
Dewi Evans. Doctoral candidate: The idea of the book at the fin de siècle.
Marianne Fisher. Doctoral candidate: Insular Romance: Genre, Literature and Society.
Liz Ford. Doctoral candidate: Revision in Shakespeare’s early tragedies.
Becky Garner. Doctoral candidate: Constructions of insanity in Victorian Gothic literature, 1860–1900.
Katie Garner. Doctoral candidate: The dialect of Romantic medievalists.
Professor Paul Goldman, BA (London), AMA FMA. Honorary Professor in CEIR, advisor on AHRB-funded CEIR project, A Web-Mounted Database of Mid-Victorian wood-engraved Illustration (DMVI); British book illustration during the Victorian period; antiquarian books.
Dr 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.
Professor Martin A. Kayman, BA DPhil (York). Law and Literature; c18th culture; crime fiction; the culture of police; the cultural politics of English; globalisation.
Professor Stephen Knight, MA (Oxon), PhD (Sydney). Medieval studies; narrative; cultural studies.
Nicola Lloyd. Doctoral candidate: Sentimentalism and the British novel, 1800–36.
Helen Mckenzie. Doctoral candidate: Authorship and professionalisation in the Victorian novel.
Dr Anthony Mandal, BA (Dunelm), MA PhD (Wales). Jane Austen; Romantic 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.
Dr 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.
Professor David Skilton, MA MLitt (Cantab). Illustration Studies; Victorian literature; Victorian illustrated texts; Anthony Trollope; the art and literature of London.
Kara Tennant. Doctoral candidate: Fashion and the feminine ideal, 1856–70.
Dr Julia Thomas, BA MA PhD (Wales). Victorian illustrations; c19th visual and material cultures; digital archives; Victorian Shakespeare.
Dr Peter Thomas, MA DPhil (Oxon). Renaissance Literature; English Civil War journalism and poetry; Henry Vaughan.
Lizzie Wainwright. Doctoral candidate: Restoration drama in the Cardiff Books collection.
Shayne Wilson. Doctoral candidate: The Roxburghe club.
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.