Introduction

Hello everyone,

An online presence is ever-important in the world of academia, hence the reason for my persistent tweeting/blog posts and Facebook updates.

I should say that I consider myself primarily an historian of print culture. My main interests lie in the area of the history of crime literature and other examples of “low” culture, such as ballad collections, Newgate Calendars, penny dreadfuls and so forth.

I began my PhD project at Leeds Trinity University. I must say I feel like I have struck gold being able to do my project there; it allows me to indulge a boyhood interest of mine by studying literary representations of Robin Hood (I am that person who has every DVD movie/box set made about my hero).

Anyhow, what will follow will be updates about my research.

Happy reading!

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