Professor John Plunkett



with Editor JPL, Editor AVL, Rylance R, Richardson A, Young P, Gagnier R, Palgrave Sourcebook for Victorian Literature, Palgrave, 2011.

with Plunket J, Kember J, Sullivan J, Instruction, Amusement, Spectacle: Popular Exhibitions 1840-1914, London, Pickering and Chatto, 2011.

Multimedia Histories: From the Magic Lantern to the Internet, University of Exeter Press, 2007.

with A. King, Victorian Print Media: A Reader, Oxford University Press, 2005.

Queen Victoria - First Media Monarch, Oxford University Press, 2003.


Popular Exhibitions, Science and Showmanship, 1840-1910, edited by Joe Kember, John Plunkett, and Jill A. Sullivan, Victorian Studies, vol. 57, no. 4, 2015

Peepshows for All: Performing Words and the Travelling Showman, Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, vol. 63, no. 1, De Gruyter, 2015, 7-30

Feeling seeing: Touch, vision and the stereoscope, History of Photography, vol. 37, no. 4, 2013, 389-396

Moving Panoramas c. 1800 to 1840: The Spaces of Nineteenth-Century Picture-Going, 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, vol. 0, no. 17, 2013

Joe Kember;, John Plunkett;, Jill A. Sullivan (Editors). Popular Exhibitions, Science, and Showmanship, 1840-1910 . (Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century.) xvi + 283 pp., illus., index. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2012. $99 (cloth)., Isis, vol. 104, no. 2, 2013, 407-408

Media, technology and literature in the nineteenth century: image, sound, touch, Early Popular Visual Culture, vol. 11, no. 2, 2013, 185-188

Tom Mole (ed.), Romanticism and Celebrity Culture 1750-1850 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), 295+xi pp. GBP50.00, $95.00 (USD), euro64.45, ISBN: 0521884772, ISBN-13: 978-0521884778, Victoriographies, vol. 1, no. 1, 2011, 134-136

andlt;emandgt;Illustrations, Optics and Objects in Nineteenth-Century Literary and Visual Culturesandlt;/emandgt;, edited by Luisa Calèè and Patrizia Di Bello, Victorian Studies, vol. 53, no. 3, 2011, 586-586

with Kember J, Sullivan J, What is an exhibition culture?, EARLY POPULAR VISUAL CULTURE, vol. 8, no. 4, 2010, 347-350

andlt;emandgt;Commodity Culture in Dickens'sandlt;/emandgt; Household Words: andlt;emandgt;The Social Life of Goodsandlt;/emandgt;, by Catherine Waters, Victorian Studies, vol. 51, no. 4, 2009, 769-769

Fashionable Acts: Opera and Elite Culture in London 1780-1880 - By Jennifer Hall-Witt, History, vol. 94, no. 313, 2009, 112-113

"Selling Stereoscopy 1890-1914: penny arcades, automatic machines and American salesmen", Early Popular Visual Culture, vol. 6.3, Taylor and Francis, 2008, 239-255

From Optical to Digital (and back again), 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, vol. 0, no. 6, 2008

'From Optical to Digital (and back again)', 19: Interdiscplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth-Century, vol. 1.6, no. Forum on Digitisation and Materiality, 2008, 1-10

'Moving Books/Moving Images: Optical Recreations and Children's Publishing 1800-1900', 19: Interdiscplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth-Century, vol. vol 1. no 5., 2007, 1-27

The Circus and Victorian Society By Brenda Assael, History, vol. 91, no. 304, 2006, 637-638

A Media Monarchy? Queen Victoria and the radical press 1837-1901, Media History, vol. 9, no. 1, 2003, 3-18

Celebrity and Community: The Poetics of the Carte-de-visite, Journal of Victorian Culture, vol. 8, no. 1, 2003, 55-79

Of Hype and Type: The Media Making of Queen Victoria 1837-1845, Critical Survey, vol. 13, no. 2, 2001


The Overland Mail: Moving panoramas and the imagining of trade and communication networks, in McDonagh J, Murray B, Chaudhuri S, Rajeswari SR (eds) Commodities and Culture in the Colonial World, London: Routledge, 2017, 58-74

Science at the Seaside: Pleasure Hunts in Victorian Devon, in Groom N, Smith J (eds) Coastal Works: Cultures of the Atlantic Edge, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017, 181-203

Celebrity Culture, in The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014

Light work: Feminine leisure and the making of transparencies, in Crafting the Woman Professional in the Long Nineteenth Century: Artistry and Industry in Britain, , 2013, 43-67

with J Plunkett, J Sullivan, J Kember, Popular Exhibitions, Science and Showmanship 1840-1910, in Sullivan J, Kember J, Plunkett J (eds) , London: Pickering and Chatto, 2012

'Visual Culture', in Shattock J (eds) The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1830-1914, Cambridge Univ Pr, 2010, 222-248

with Hadjiafxendi K, The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines, in Brooker P, Thacker A (eds) The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines, Oxford University Press, USA, 2009, 33-50

with Lyons J, Depth, Colour, Movement: Embodied Vision and the Stereoscope, in Lyons J, Plunkett J (eds) Multimedia Histories: From the Magic Lantern to the Internet, University of Exeter Press, 2007, 117-131

"Nineteenth-Century Optical Recreations and Teaching New Media", in Mueller J (eds) Media Encounters and Media Theories, Munster: Nodus Publikationen, 2007, 279-293

with Vadvillo A, The Railway Passenger; or, The Training of the Eye, in Freeman M, Beaumont M (eds) Railway and Modernity : Time, Space and the Machine Ensemble, Berne: Peter Lang, 2007, 45-67

Optical Recreations in Victorian Literature, in Seed D (eds) Literature and the Visual Media, Boydell & Brewer, 2005, 1-28

Transparencies, optical recreations and the invention of the screen, in Popple S, Toulmin V (eds) Visual Delights II, London: John Libbey, 2005, 175-193

Light Work: Transparencies and Feminine Recreation', in Hadjiafxendi K, Zakreski P (eds) Crafting the Female Professional in the long Nineteenth Century, Farnham: Ashgate

Internet publications

Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema, Adam Matthews Digital, 2013