I’m a historian of nineteenth-century popular culture based at Edge Hill University. I’m currently exploring representations of America, and the circulation of American popular culture, in late-Victorian British newspapers and periodicals. I’m also very interested in the digital humanities. In particular, I’m excited by the new methodological possibilities offered to cultural historians by the digitisation of nineteenth-century newspaper archives.
- PhD Thesis, ‘Looming Large: America and the Late-Victorian Press, 1865-1902′, (University of Manchester, 2012).
- ‘Jonathan’s Jokes: American Humour in the late-Victorian Press’, Media History, 18:1, (2012), pp. 33-49.
- ‘Counting Culture; or, how to read Victorian newspapers from a distance, Journal of Victorian Culture, 17:2 (2012), pp. 238-246.
- ‘‘You Kick the Bucket; We Do the Rest!’ Jokes and the Culture of Reprinting in the Transatlantic Press’, Journal of Victorian Culture, 17:3 (2012) , pp. 273-286.
- ‘The Digital Turn: Exploring the Methodological Possibilities of Digital Newspaper Archives’, Media History, (2013).
- ‘Digital Detectives: bridging the gap between the archive and the classroom’, Victorian Periodicals Review, (2012), pp. 215-223.