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About the speaker:

Dr Juliet John is Reader in English at the University of Liverpool. She is the Director of The Gladstone Centre for Victorian Studies in Wales and the North West of England. Her research interests include the work of Charles Dickens, Victorian literature (including theatre), popular culture, melodrama, film, heritage and neo-Victorianism.

Her latest book, Dickens and Mass Culture, will be published by Oxford University Press in January 2011. Juliet is the author of the widely acclaimed book, Dickens’s Villains: Melodrama, Character, Popular Culture (Oxford University Press, 2001). Current projects include editing The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture (Oxford University Press, 2013) and acting as Editor-in-Chief for The Oxford (Online) Bibliography of Victorian Literature (launched January 2011).


Dr Juliet John from Liverpool University

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