James Green



College: College of Humanities
Discipline: English
Department: English
Research Centre/Unit: Centre for Victorian Studies

James is a PhD candidate whose thesis explores the relations between the Victorian sensation novel, physiology and temporality, in the context of mid-century modernity. He expects that these links can be foregrounded and more fully understood by a focus on the instances of delay, disruption, and hesitation that populate this important sub-genre. In the process of this investigation, the project aims to critically juxtapose a number of distinct, yet interrelated, concerns: the scientific and cultural contexts of these texts; the reader's physiological responses to them; and the temporalities involved in their appearance as serials.  

James completed a BA (Hons.) in English (First-Class) at the University of Exeter in 2014, and continued there to complete an MA (Distinction) in 2015; his dissertation considered the representations of food adulteration in mid-to-late Victorian Britain. This interest in the period and in the body was taken further with a successful application to the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP), who are fully funding his current doctoral project, co-supervised at the universities of Exeter and Reading.

Alongside his PhD, James is a Research Assistant for the COVE project, being overseen by NAVSA (North American Victorian Studies Association); this is an innovative, scholar-driven project for publishing peer-reviewed Victorian texts and pedagogy. He was previously the Book Reviews Editor for Literature & History, an interdisciplinary journal published biannually since 1975.

James maintains a more comprehensive listing of his research on his academia.edu profile.