Dr Sophie Gilmartin, Programme Director, is an expert on Thomas Hardy, on Victorian visual culture, and on women in the ninteenth-century maritime world. Her publications include Thomas Hardy's Shorter Fiction: A Critical Study (2007) and Ancestry and Narrative in Nineteenth-Century British Literature: Blood Relations from Edgeworth to Hardy (1998).
Other teaching staff (see links for more details):
Dr Vicky Greenaway, Deputy Programme Director. Dr Greenaway has worked on the interconnections of literature and the visual arts in the nineteenth century nineteenth century, and in particular onRomantic poetry and sculpture, with an additional interest in the relationship of poetry and painting in Pre-Raphaelite and Aesthetic poetry.
Professor Juliet John is an internationally recognised Dickensian and much of her work focuses on the relationship between Dickens's work and the popular cultural contexts of the Victorian and post-Victorian periods. She has research expertise in areas such as melodrama, nineteenth-century theatre, the popular Victorian novel, journalism, film, adaptation, heritage, neo-Victorianism, thing theory, and affect studies.
Dr Ruth Livesey has written extensively on literature, gender and politics in the late Victorian period; she is author of Socialism, Sex and the Culture of Aestheticism in Britain, 1880-1914. Her Writing the Stagecoach Nation: Locality on the Move in Nineteenth-Century Literature is out later in 2016.
Professor Adam Roberts has written extensively on Victorial literature, including recent books on the long poem and on Walter Savage Landor; he has edited Browning and Coleridge; and has an international reputation as a practitioner of and writer on science fiction.