Marc Ricard



College: College of Humanities
Discipline: English
Department: English

Marc is an AHRC funded PhD student investigating accounts of imagined plants or 'cryptobotany' in Victorian literature and culture.

Supervisors: Dr Paul Young (Exeter) and Dr Andrew Mangham (Reading)


Conference Papers [2018]:

"Nonsense Botany: Lear’s Queer Botany and the Disruption of the Natural" at New Work on Edward Lear, University of York, 18/02/2018

"The Roots of All Evil: Criminal Plants in the Victorian Imagination" at Crime Fiction(s): Victorian and Neo-Victorian Narratives of Crime and Punishment, Edinburgh Napier University, 27/04/2018


Conference Papers [2017]:

"The Flower of Remedies: Late Victorian Patent Medicine in the Context of 'Cryptobotany'" at Interrogating Commodity Cultures | Exploring Global Connections, University College Dublin, 05/05/2017

"Speculating Fictions: Imaginary Botanical Innovations in Late Victorian Economies" at New Directions in the History of Imperial and Global Networks, University of Exeter, 23/06/2018