Dr Anthony Mandal - BA (Dunelm), MA, PhD (Wales)
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 75626
Location: John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cathays, Cardiff
I would welcome applications from potential graduate students interested in researching book history and material cultures, popular fiction and/or print culture of the nineteenth century, Jane Austen, Gothic literature, and Victorian sensation fiction.
Jane Austen; the Romantic novel; Gothic literature; book history and print culture; textual editing and bibliography; material cultures.
Books (or equivalent items)
Jane Austen and the Popular Novel: The Determined Author. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave, 2007.
co-editor, with Brian Southam, and introduction. The Reception of Jane Austen in Europe. London: Continuum, 2007.
co-editor, with Peter Garside, et al. The English Novel, 1830–1836: A Bibliographical Survey of Prose Fiction Published in the British Isles. Cardiff: Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research, 2003. Funded by the British Academy.
with Julia Thomas, et al. Database of Mid-Victorian Wood-Engraved Illustration.(DMVI) Online: Internet, January 2007 Funded by the AHRC.
with Peter Garside, et al. British Fiction: A Database of Production, Circulation & Reception. Online: Internet, October 2004 Funded by the AHRC.
‘Making Austen MAD: Benjamin Crosby and the Non-Publication of Susan’. Review of English Studies 57/232 (September 2006): 507–25.
Books and equivalent items
Jane Austen and the Popular Novel: The Determined Author. Basingstoke and
editor, with Brian Southam. The Reception of Jane Austen in
editor, with Peter Garside, et al. The
English Novel, 1830–1836: A Bibliographical Survey of Prose Fiction Published in the
‘Austen’s European reception’. Chapter 35 of The Blackwell Companion to Jane Austen,
ed. by Claudia Johnson and Clara Tuite.
‘Making Austen MAD: Benjamin Crosby and the Non-Publication of Susan ’. Review of English Studies 57/232 (September 2006): 507–25.
‘Language’. Chapter 3 of Jane
Austen in Context, ed. by Janet Todd.
‘Jane Austen and the Literary Marketplace: A Context’. In Re-Drawing
Austen: Picturesque Travels in Austenland, ed.
by B. Battaglia and D. Saglia.
Encyclopedia and dictionary entries
‘Hannah Maria Jones’ and ‘Catherine George Ward’.
‘Decadent Fiction’. The Literary Dictionary and Encyclopaedia. 2001. co-authorship (with Peter
Garside) of Jane Austen entry and authorship of 10 entries for vol. 4
(1800–1900) of the Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature.
‘J.-K. Huysmans, Against Nature’, ‘The Decadent Novel’, ‘Ann Radcliffe, The Mysteries of Udolpho’. The Encyclopaedia of the Novel, ed. by Paul Schellinger.
Franz Potter, The History of Gothic Publishing, 1800–1835: Exhuming the Trade (Basingstoke & New York: Palgrave, 2005). The Bibliotheck (forthcoming: c. 2008).
Frances Brooke, The History
of Emily Montague, ed. Laura Moss (
James Hogg, The Private
Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (
Mary Waldron, Jane Austen and the Fiction of her Time (CUP, 1999). Notes and Queries n.s. 47.3 (September 2000): 375–76.
with Andrew Davies. Wales-Related Fiction of the Romantic Era. Ballinlough: Belser Wissenschaftlicher Dienst, 2002. A facsimile set of 50 titles on CD-ROM.
Editor, Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780–1840, 15–. Online: Internet, 2005–.
Developer, British Fiction, 1800–1829: A Database of Production, Circulation & Reception. Online: Internet, 2004. 3-year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Developer, A Database of Mid-Victorian Wood-Engraved Illustration. (DMVI) Online: Internet, 2007. 3-year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board
My research deals primarily with fiction published during ‘the long nineteenth century’ (roughly, 1780–1910). Much of my work has focused on the novels of Jane Austen and Gothic writing, but also extends more generally to print culture and the interactions between writers and the literary marketplace. In addition to books and articles on these subjects, I have developed a number of online databases, which deal with Romantic-era fiction and Victorian illustrations. I am a member of the editorial boards of Studies in Hogg and his World, the Stirling/South Carolina Research Edition of the Works of James Hogg and the Open Book Project, and a regular reader for Gothic Studies.I recently completed two books which place Austen within wider literary and cultural contexts (see Selected publications, below). I am also the founding editor of the online journal, Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780–1840 (1997–). Current projects include a revised, print edition of The English Novel, 1830–1836 (originally published online in 2003) and preliminary work on a chronology of Austen’s life and works, as well as articles on textuality and the Gothic, and the publishing history of Mary Brunton’s Self-Control.
After taking my first degree at the University of Durham, my graduate studies at Cardiff focused principally on nineteenth-century literature and its engagement with contemporary print culture, concluding with a PhD on Jane Austen and the production of fiction. Between 2001 and 2004, I was a postdoctoral research associate based in (and founding member of) Cardiff’s Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research (CEIR), which was established in 1998 and specialises in book history, print culture, and textual/bibliographical studies. In 2004, I took up a Lectureship in English Literature at Cardiff, while continuing to work on various research projects based in CEIR.
I teach undergraduate modules on Austen, the Gothic, and sensation fiction, and postgraduate courses on bibliography and textual studies, and Romantic era. I have supervised MA dissertations on Austen, the Gothic, and sensation fiction, and am currently supervising doctoral projects on sentimental discourse in the early nineteenth century, late-Victorian Gothic fiction, as well as second-supervising projects focusing on the history of the book.