Professor John Plunkett


My teaching draws heavily on my research in Victorian material and print culture; one of the benefits of teaching at Exeter is that we have enormously rich resources for teaching using original periodicals, journals and artefacts. My teaching on Dickens thus includes sessions analysing Household Words and All the Year Round, exploring his role as editor and journalist. Similarly, when teaching on the Victorian Studies MA pathway, we have sessions exploring new technologies and optical devices using the resources of the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum; students enjoy hands-on experience looking at original kaleidoscopes, stereoscopes and handbills for popular shows.



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