I teach 19th century literature and culture with a specialism in book history, and have particular research interests in the history of reading and the publication and circulation of Victorian and Edwardian popular texts. I welcome applications for MPhil/PhD work on any aspect of Victorian and Edwardian literature, publishing history, and print culture. I am Founder and Director of the interdisciplinary Southampton Centre for Nineteenth-Century Research, in which postgraduates play a full and active part.
I am currently working with Professor Barry Sloan (English) and colleagues at the University of Hull on a major project called ‘The North-South Divide: from Victoria to Reconstruction (1837-1947)’ which aims to use a wide range of archival sources in Hull and Southampton and their environs to examine the history of regional identities in and relationships between North and South in Britain across a turbulent century of change.
I am General Editor with Professor Jonathan Rose (Drew University, USA) of the major research publication The Edinburgh History of Reading: A World Survey from Antiquity to the Present (forthcoming in 2019).
In addition, along with colleagues in the UK, Scotland, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, India, Australia and the US, I am involved in an interdisciplinary project called Printers on the Move: Migration, Identity and Printing Skills Transfer Across the English-speaking World 1840-1914. The project aims to map the migration patterns of skilled print workers between these locations with a view to understanding how immigrant and indigenous printing practices helped to form local and global identities in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The project has received funding from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and the University of Southampton's Internationalisation Fund.
Visit the Printers on the Move website.
Read a review of the most recent project symposium.
Professor Mary Hammond
Faculty of Humanities University of Southampton Avenue Campus Highfield Southampton SO17 1BF United Kingdom
Room Number: 65/2022
Telephone: (023) 8059 5065