Dr. Justin Livingstone


Dr. Livingstone’s interests are broadly in nineteenth-century literature and culture, postcolonial studies, book history, literature and religion, and the digital humanities. His research addresses the colonial discourse of the Victorian period, with a particular focus on travel writing and the literature of African exploration.

He is the author of a reputation study, Livingstone’s “Lives”: A Metabiography of a Victorian Icon (MUP, 2014), and articles in journals such as Literature and Theology, Studies in Travel Writing, and Journal of Victorian Culture.

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Open to PhD applications in the fields of Victorian literature and culture, and colonial and postcolonial studies. I particularly invite applications on:

  • Imperial travel writing and the literature of exploration
  • Nineteenth and twentieth-century colonial fiction
  • The African novel in English


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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science

School Of Arts, English And Languages


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PhD title: The Maverick Modernist & Magazines: Collaborative Networks, Readers & the Question of Elites

Name: Sarah McBride
Years of Study: 2014 - present
Country: Northern Ireland



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