Sam Saunders

Sam Saunders

I'm a PhD student in the Research Centre for Literature and Cultural History. Prior to starting my PhD I studied for a dual-honours degree in English and History at Bangor University, North Wales, before coming to LJMU in September 2014 and completing the MRes (Master of Research) degree in English Literature, passing with distinction. My MRes thesis explored the relationships between gender and character in Victorian detective fiction and how the gender of characters affected the progress of detective narratives across the nineteenth century. My current research interests lie in the study of Victorian sensation, crime and detective fiction, as well as mid-to-late Victorian print culture and the way that these two genres intersect with each other. My PhD research engages with the role of Victorian periodicals between 1861 and 1887 in public perceptions of the police force, detectives and crime. It explores the ways that the public perceived the police through these periodicals, and how this affected the construction of...
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North-West Print Culture Research Network Meeting

North-West Print Culture Research Network Meeting

Wednesday 28th October 2015 saw the first meeting of the North West Print Culture Research Network. Created in association with the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP), the Network is an exciting new collaboration between several North West institutions designed to discuss different research projects and in the future produce collaborative research opportunities in the field of print culture and periodical research.   Brian Maidment (LJMU): Reading Victorian Periodical Illustration - A Workshop This first session was hosted by Edge Hill University and featured a wide variety of workshops, talks and papers from academics working and researching in the field of print culture from across several institutions in the North West, including Edge Hill University, Liverpool John Moores University and Manchester Metropolitan University. After a brief introduction provided by Bob Nicholson of Edge Hill University, the first session of the day was presented by Professor Brian Maidment (LJMU), and was split into two halves. Firstly, an introduction to the ‘Origins of the Popular Press’...
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