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Professor Julia Thomas - BA (Wales), MA and PhD (Wales)

Overview

Professor Julia Thomas Position: Professor Email: ThomasJ1@cf.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 76491
Extension: 76491
Location: John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cathays, Cardiff

Research Group

Cultural Criticism / English Literature

Selected Publications

Books

Shakespeare's Shrine: The Bard's Birthplace and the Invention of Stratford-upon-Avon (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012) 218pp.

Editor (with Neil Badmington), The Routledge Critical and Cultural Theory Reader (London and New York: Routledge, 2008) xii +452pp.

Pictorial Victorians: The Inscription of Values in Word and Image (Ohio University Press, 2004) ix + 203pp.

Victorian Narrative Painting (London: Tate, 2000) 111pp.

Editor and introduction, Reading Images (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave, 2000) xii + 239pp.

Databases

Database of Mid-Victorian Wood-Engraved Illustration (DMVI). January 2007. Funded by the AHRC.

Enhanced site at www.dmvi.org.uk

Selected Articles

‘Illustrations by Belsey’, Textual Practice 24:6 (December 2010): 1073-1090

‘Always Another Poem: Victorian Illustrations of Tennyson’, Tennyson Transformed: Alfred Lord Tennyson and Visual Culture ed. Jim Cheshire (Aldershot: Lund Humphries, 2009) pp. 20-31

‘Bringing Down the House: Restoring the Birthplace’, Literary Tourism and Nineteenth-Century Culture ed. Nicola J. Watson (Hampshire and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009): 73-83

‘Bidding for the Bard: Shakespeare, the Victorians, and the Auction of the Birthplace’, Nineteenth-Century Contexts 30:1 (September 2008): 215-28.

‘Getting the Picture: Word and Image in the Digital Archive’, European Journal of English Studies 11:2 (August 2007): 193-206.

‘Seeing a Difference: Spectacles of Otherness in Eighteenth-Century Illustrated Travel Books’, Journeys: the International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing 4: 2 (2003): 20-39.

‘Picturing Slavery: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and its Early British Illustrations’, Visual Culture in Britain 4:2 (2003): 73-92.

‘The Adulteress’s Egg: Infidelity and Maternity in Past and Present’, Nineteenth-Century Contexts 21:3 (1999): 371-394.

Research Interests

Illustration studies, Victorian visual and material culture, digital archives, Victorian Shakespeare

Publications

Books

Shakespeare's Shrine: The Bard's Birthplace and the Invention of Stratford-upon-Avon (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012) 218pp.

Ed. (with Neil Badmington), The Routledge Critical and Cultural Theory Reader (London and New York: Routledge, 2008)

Pictorial Victorians: The Inscription of Values in Word and Image (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2004)

Victorian Narrative Painting (London: Tate, 2000).

Ed., Reading Images (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave, 2000).

Databases

Database of Mid-Victorian Wood-Engraved Illustration. Online: Internet, January 2007.

Enhanced site at www.dmvi.org.uk

Journals

Ed. Journal of Illustration Studies (www.jois.cardiff.ac.uk).

Articles/Essays

‘Illustrations and the Victorian Novel’, Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture ed. Juliet John (forthcoming; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)

'Happy Endings: Death and Domesticity in Victorian Illustrations', Reading Victorian Illustration, 1855-1875 ed. Simon Cooke and Paul Goldman (Surrey: Ashgate, 2012) pp. 79-96.

‘Shakespeare and Commercialism’, Shakespeare in the Nineteenth Century ed. Gail Marshall (in press; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011)

‘Illustrations by Belsey’, Textual Practice 24:6 (December 2010): 1073-1090

‘Always Another Poem: Victorian Illustrations of Tennyson’, Tennyson Transformed, exhibition catalogue ed. Jim Cheshire (Aldershot, Lund Humphries) (in press).

‘Bidding for the Bard: Shakespeare, the Victorians, and the Auction of the Birthplace’, Nineteenth-Century Contexts 30:1 (September 2008): 215-28.

‘Digital Transformations’, Journal of Victorian Culture 13:1 (Spring 2008): 101-07.

‘Reflections on Illustration: the Database of Mid-Victorian Wood-Engraved Illustration (DMVI).’ Journal of Illustration Studies (December 2007).

‘Getting the Picture: Word and Image in the Digital Archive’, European Journal of English Studies 11:2 (August 2007): 193-206.

‘Pictorial Victorians: The Inscription of Values in Word and Image’, publication report, The European English Messenger, Vol. XIII (Spring 2004): 43-47.

‘Pre-Raphaelite Illustration: Text, Image, and Ideology’, The Pre-Raphaelite Ideal ed. Paul Hardwick and Martin Hewitt, Leeds Centre Working Papers in Victorian Studies, vol. 7 (Trinity and All Saints, Leeds University, 2004) pp. 16-30.

‘Seeing a Difference: Spectacles of Otherness in Eighteenth-Century Illustrated Travel Books’, Journeys: the International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing 4:2 (2003): 20-39.

‘Picturing Slavery: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and its Early British Illustrations’, Visual Culture in Britain 4:2 (2003): 73-92.

‘“The Hand-Glass of a Nation”: Victorian Illustration in its Cultural Context’, Victorian Book Illustration: Proceedings of an IBIS Full Day Seminar at The Artworkers’ Guild, Saturday 27th April 2002 (London: Imaginative Book Illustration Society, 2002) pp. 20-30.

‘The Adulteress’s Egg: Infidelity and Maternity in Past and Present’, Nineteenth-Century Contexts 21:3 (1999): 371-394.

Dictionary/Encyclopaedia Entries

Book Illustration’, Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850 ed. Christopher John Murray (New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004) vol. 1, p. 104.

‘Ophelia’, Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850 ed. Christopher John Murray (New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004) vol. 2, pp. 828-830.

‘David Wilkie’, Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850 ed. Christopher John Murray (New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004) vol. 2, pp. 1222-1223.

‘Julia Kristeva’, Critical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory, eds. Roberta E. Pearson and Philip Simpson (New York and London: Routledge, 2001) p. 254.

Biography

I teach various undergraduate modules for the BA in English Literature and the BA in Cultural Criticism and courses on the MA in English Literature.

I am Director of the Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research (CEIR) and director of the AHRC-funded Database of Mid-Victorian Wood-Engraved Illustration (DMVI). I would welcome comments and queries about this project and, more generally, about illustration studies.