Jonathan Memel

Dr Jonathan Godshaw Memel

Department: English
Discipline: English
Research Centre/Unit: Centre for Victorian Studies

Wider Research Interests

- Victorian literature/culture: John Ruskin,  Matthew Arnold, Thomas Hardy, Anthony Trollope, William Morris, Grant Allen

- History of educational institutions, especially Victorian debates on pedagogy, training, professions

- Representations of space: civic buildings, rural space, landscape

- History of outdoor education in relation to discourses on environmentalism, scientific naturalism, public health

- Early twentieth-century literature/culture: H. G. Wells, D. H. Lawrence, Henry Williamson

Authored Publications/Reports

Jonathan Godshaw Memel (1st May 2013) “Some poor gaper”: Community, Identity and Marginal Individuals in Hardy’s Fiction, The Hardy Review, XV-i, 11-22

Jonathan Godshaw Memel (April 2015) Rev. of Alexandra Lawrie, The Beginnings of University English: Extramural Study, 1885-1910, by Alexandra Lawrie, History of Education, 44.3, 397-399

Jonathan Godshaw Memel (December 2016) “Making the University less exclusive”: the Legacy of Jude the Obscure , Neo-Victorian Studies, (Forthcoming, Winter 2016)

Jonathan Godshaw Memel (2nd August 2016) Obstacles to Social Mobility in Britain, The Conversation, 4490 readers internationally in 2 months, https://theconversation.com/obstacles-to-social-mobility-in-britain-date-back-to-the-victorian-education-system-57371