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Dr Anthony Mandal - BA (Dunelm), MA, PhD (Wales)

Overview

Dr Anthony Mandal Position: Reader Email: Mandal@cf.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 75626
Extension: 75626
Location: John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cathays, Cardiff

Research Group

English Literature / Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research

Postgraduate Students

I would welcome applications from potential graduate students interested in researching the following subjects:

  • book history, material cultures and digital humanities;
  • popular fiction and/or print culture from 1780 to 1910;
  • gothic literature and sensation fiction;
  • literature, science and medicine;
  • Jane Austen, Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Research Interests

Romantic and Victorian fiction, particularly Jane Austen and Robert Louis Stevenson; gothic literature; book history and print culture; textual editing and bibliography; material cultures; digital humanities; literature and science; British–European literary exchanges.

Selected Publications

Editorships

Editor, Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780–1840. ISSN 1478-0116. (Online: Internet, 1997–present).

General Editor, with Stephen D. Arata, Richard Dury and Penny Fielding, The New Edinburgh Edition of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, 39 vols (Edinburgh: EUP, 2009–c. 2020).

Books and equivalent items

Editor, Mary Brunton, Self-Control: A Novel (London and Brookfield, VT: Pickering & Chatto, 2014 forthcoming). liv + 425 pp. Chawton House Library: Women’s Novels series.

Jane Austen and the Popular Novel: The Determined Author (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave, 2007). xii + 253 pp.

Co-editor, with Brian Southam, and introduction. The Reception of Jane Austen in Europe (London and New York: Continuum, 2007). xxxvi + 424 pp.

Co-editor, with Peter Garside, et al. The English Novel, 1830–1836A Bibliographical Survey of Prose Fiction Published in the British Isles (Cardiff: Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research, 2003). xx + 382 pp. Funded by the British Academy.

Databases

With Julia Thomas, et al. Database of Mid-Victorian Wood-Engraved Illustration (Online: Internet, 2007; version 2.0, 2012). Funded by the AHRC.

With Peter Garside, et al. British Fiction: A Database of Production, Circulation & Reception (Online: Internet, 2004). Funded by the AHRC.

Articles and Book Chapters
‘Fiction’, in The Cambridge Companion to Women’s Writing in the Romantic Period, ed. by Devoney Loose. (Cambridge: CUP, 2014 forthcoming).

‘Evangelical Fiction’, in The Oxford History of the Novel in English, Volume 2: 1750–1820, ed. by Peter Garside and Karen O’Brien (Oxford: OUP, 2014 forthcoming).

‘Bibliophobia: Fear, Loathing and Textuality in Recent Gothic Fiction’, in Gothic Bastards: Genre, Innovations and Contemporary Fictions, ed. by Fred Botting and Catherine Spooner (Manchester: MUP, 2013 forthcoming).

‘Gothic and the Publishing World, 1790–1830’, in The Gothic World, ed. by Glennis Byron and Dale Townshend (London and New York: Routledge, 2013).

‘Publication History’, in The Cambridge Companion to ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ed. by Janet Todd (Cambridge: CUP, 2013).

Publications

Editorships

Editor, Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780–1840. ISSN 1478-0116 (Online: Internet, 1997–present). Published as Cardiff Corvey: Reading the Romantic Text between 1997 and 2004.

General Editor, with Stephen D. Arata, Richard Dury and Penny Fielding, The New Edinburgh Edition of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, 39 vols (Edinburgh: EUP, 2009–c. 2020).

Books and equivalent items

Editor, Mary Brunton, Self-Control: A Novel (London and Brookfield, VT: Pickering & Chatto, 2014 forthcoming). liv + 425 pp. Chawton House Library: Women’s Novels series.

Jane Austen and the Popular Novel: The Determined Author (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave, 2007). xii + 253 pp.

Co-editor, with Brian Southam, and introduction. The Reception of Jane Austen in Europe (London and New York: Continuum, 2007). xxxvi + 424 pp.

Co-editor, with Peter Garside, et al. The English Novel, 1830–1836: A Bibliographical Survey of Prose Fiction Published in the British Isles (Cardiff: Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research, 2003). xx + 382 pp. Funded by the British Academy.

Databases and other electronic outputs
With Julia Thomas, et al. Database of Mid-Victorian Wood-Engraved Illustration (Online: Internet, 2007; version 2.0, 2012). Funded by the AHRC.

With Peter Garside, et al. British Fiction: A Database of Production, Circulation & Reception (Online: Internet, 2004). Funded by the AHRC.

Co-editor, with Andrew Davies, Wales-Related Fiction of the Romantic Era (Wildberg: Belser Wissenschaftlicher Dienst, 2002). Facsimile set of 50 titles on CD-ROM with historical introduction and bibliographical checklist.

Journal articles and book chapters

‘Fiction’, in The Cambridge Companion to Women’s Writing in the Romantic Period, ed. by Devoney Looser (Cambridge: CUP, 2014 forthcoming), ch. 2.

‘Evangelical Fiction’, in The Oxford History of the Novel in English, Volume 2: 1750–1820, ed. by Peter Garside and Karen O’Brien (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014 forthcoming), ch. 13.

‘Bibliophobia: Fear, Loathing and Textuality in Recent Gothic Fiction’. In Gothic Bastards: Genre, Innovations and Contemporary Fictions, ed. Fred Botting and Catherine Spooner (Manchester: MUP, 2013 forthcoming).

‘Gothic and the Publishing World, 1790–1830’. Chapter in The Gothic World, ed. Glennis Byron and Dale Townshend (London and New York: Routledge, 2013), ch. 3.2.

‘Publication History’. Chapter in The Cambridge Companion to ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ed. by Janet Todd (Cambridge: CUP, 2013), pp. 42–55.

‘Bridging the Gap (of Sighs)? Fiction and Sensibility after 1800’. In From Queen Anne to Queen Victoria: Readings in 18th- and 19th-Century British Literature and Culture, vol. 2, ed. by Grazyna Bystydzienska and Emma Harris (Warsaw: University of Warsaw Press, 2010), pp. 299–321.

‘Austen’s European Reception’. Chapter 37 of A Companion to Jane Austen, ed. by Claudia Johnson and Clara Tuite (Oxford: Blackwell, 2009), pp. 422–33.

‘Making Austen MAD: Benjamin Crosby and the Non-Publication of Susan’. Review of English Studies, 57:231 (September 2006): 507–25.

‘Language’. Chapter 3 of Jane Austen in Context, ed. by Janet Todd (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), pp. 23–32.

‘Jane Austen and the Literary Marketplace: A Context’. Re-Drawing Austen: Picturesque Travels in Austenland, ed. by B. Battaglia and D. Saglia (Naples: Liguori, 2004), pp. 405–14.

‘Revising the Radcliffean Model: Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Regina Maria Roche’s Clermont’. Cardiff Corvey: Reading the Romantic Text, 3 (September 1999). Online: Internet: www.romtext.org.uk/articles/cc03_n03.

With Peter Garside, ‘Producing Fiction in Britain, 1800–1829’. Cardiff Corvey: Reading the Romantic Text, 1 (August 1997). Online: Internet: www.romtext.org.uk/articles/cc01_n01.

Entries in reference works

Blackwell Encyclopedia of the Gothic, ed. by William Hughes, David Punter and Andrew Smith (Oxford: Blackwell, 2013): ‘Inheritance’, ‘Intertext’, ‘Phobia’.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: OUP, 2004): ‘Hannah Maria Jones’, ‘Catherine George Ward’.

Literary Dictionary and Encyclopaedia (2001), Online: Internet: www.encyclit.com: ‘Decadent Fiction’.

Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, Volume IV (1800–1900), ed. by Joanne Shattock (Cambridge: CUP, 1999): ‘Anna Eliza Bray’, ‘Thomas Gaspey’, ‘William Nugent Glascock’, ‘Thomas Colley Grattan’, ‘George Robert Gleig’, ‘Theodore Edward Hook’,  ‘James Justinian Morier’, ‘William Pitt Scargill’, ‘Horatio (Horace) Smith’, ‘Catherine George Ward’; with Peter Garside: ‘Jane Austen’.

The Encyclopaedia of the Novel, ed. by Paul Schellinger (Chicago and London: Fitzroy-Dearborn, 1998): ‘J.-K. Huysmans, Against Nature’, ‘The Decadent Novel’, ‘Ann Radcliffe, The Mysteries of Udolpho’.

Book reviews

John B. Thompson, Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century, 2nd edn (Cambridge: Polity, 2012). In European Journal of Cultural Studies (2013). ISSN 1367-5494.

Franz Potter, The History of Gothic Publishing, 1800–1835: Exhuming the Trade (Basingstoke & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005). In The Journal of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 5 (2010), 140–41. ISSN 0006-193X.

Walter Scott, Peveril of the Peak, ed. by Alison Lumsden (Edinburgh: EUP, 2007). In Studies in Hogg and his World, 19 (2008): 8–11. ISSN 0960-6025.

Frances Brooke, The History of Emily Montague, ed. by Laura Moss (Ottawa: Tecumseh Press, 2001). In the British Journal of Canadian Studies, 16 (2003): 407. ISSN 0269-9222.

James Hogg, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Edinburgh: Soft Editions, 2002). In Studies in Hogg and his World, 14 (2003): 133–35. ISSN 0960-6025.

Mary Waldron, Jane Austen and the Fiction of her Time (CUP, 1999). In Notes and Queries,n.s. 47 (2000): 375–76.

 

Research

My research focuses principally on nineteenth-century literature and its engagement with contemporary print culture. I am also interested in the gothic, book history and digital humanities. As of October 2013, I am Director of the Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research at Cardiff, and have developed a number of digital resources, including two databases, a bibliography of fiction 1830–36 and an online journal.

I have written books and essays on Jane Austen, the gothic, print culture and contemporary fiction. In 2009, I became one of the General Editors of the New Edinburgh Edition of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, which is to be published in 39 volumes: the first wave of volumes will be appearing in early 2014.

Current and forthcoming research includes:

  • An accepted book chapter on ‘Gothic 2.0: Remixing Revenants’ for The Gothic Compass: New Directions in Scholarship and Inquiry, ed. by Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Donna Lee Brien (MS due for submission early 2014).
  • An accepted book chapter on the male body in 19th-century medical gothic writing for The Male Body in Medicine and Literature, ed. by Andrew Mangham and Grace Depledge, to be published by Liverpool University Press (Ms due for submission early 2014).
  • An invited journal article on monstrous medicine and teratology in Literature Compass (MS due for submission mid-2014).
  • An invited book chapter on medical gothic and late-Victorian periodical fiction, Science and the Gothic, ed. by Alexandra Warwick and Martin Willis, to be published by EUP (MS due for submission summer 2014).
  • A 230,000-word reference work, The Palgrave Guide to Gothic Publishing: The Business of Gothic Fiction, 1764–1835, which I have been contracted to co-author with Franz Potter and Colin Marlaire (MS due 2014).
  • A collection of essays, Remapping Austen: Jane Austen in Europe and Beyond, which focuses on various aspects of Austen’s reception history, to be co-edited with Diego Saglia (Proposal currently in preparation).

As well as academic research, I am working creatively as the academic lead in Jekyll 2.0: Embodying the Gothic Text, an AHRC-funded knowledge-transfer project which adapts Stevenson’s classic novella into a pervasive media experience driven by players’ bio-data.

Biography

After completing my undergraduate degree in English Literature at the University of Durham, I came to Cardiff in 1995 to read an MA in English Literature, focusing principally on nineteenth-century literature and its engagement with print culture. My postgraduate studies concluded in 2001, with a PhD entitled ‘Jane Austen and the Production of Fiction, 1785–1817’.

Between 2001 and 2004, I was a postdoctoral research associate based in Cardiff’s Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research (CEIR), which I co-founded with Professor Peter Garside in 1998. CEIR specialises in book history, print culture, and textual/bibliographical studies, and since its inception has been the hub for various grant-funded research projects, a programme of visiting speakers and a number of doctoral candidates. In 2004, I took up a Lectureship in English Literature at Cardiff, followed by promotions to Senior Lecturer (2009) and Reader (2013). From October 2013, I am Director of CEIR.

I teach undergraduate modules on Austen, the gothic and advanced research skills, and postgraduate courses on bibliography and textual studies. I have supervised numerous MA dissertations on Austen, the gothic and sensation fiction, and am currently supervising doctoral projects on sentimental discourse in the early nineteenth century; the idea of authorship in the Victorian era; drugs in late-Victorian Gothic fiction; digital humanities and book illustration; as well as second-supervising projects focusing on the history of the book.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), and member of a number of academic societies, including the British Association for Romantic Studies; British Society for Literature and Science; International Gothic Association; North American Society for the Study of Romanticism; and Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing. I also sit on a number of editorial boards for journals and scholarly initiatives, as well as regularly peer reviewing submissions to various academic publications. Since 1998, I have presented over fifty conference papers, invited lectures and public talks, and will be co-organising (with Jane Moore) the 2015 British Association for Romantic Studies conference, entitled Romantic Imprints.

More information is available at http://about.me/anthony.mandal and http://cardiff.academia.edu/AnthonyMandal. You can also follow me on Twitter @CardiffBookHist.