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Professor John Plunkett

Research supervision

I am interested in supervising students in most areas of Victorian literature and culture (see list of PhD students for current projects supervised). 

I am particularly interested in supervising projects on print media (in any area), shows and exhibitions, visual culture, media and technology, and popular fiction.

Previous PhD students who have gone on to publish their theses include:

Alice Barnaby, Light Touches: Cultural Practices of Illumination, 1800-1900 (Routledge, 2016)

Andrew Griffiths, The New Journalism, the New Imperialism and the Fiction of Empire, 1870-1900 (Palgrave, 2015) 

Matt Hayler, Challenging the Phenomena of Technology (Palgrave 2015)

Research students

I am currently supervisor for a number of research students; I am currently first/joint supervisor for:

  • Charlotte White, ‘The Life and Career of Ronald Duncan’

I am second supervisor for:

Previous completed students: