Publications and Conferences

Publications

Monographs, Edited Collections and Journal Issues

Saunders, Samuel, The Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press and the Development of Detective Fiction (Oxon: Routledge, 2020) (Under contract)

Saunders, Samuel and Lucy Andrew (eds.), The Detective’s Companion in Crime Fiction: A Study in Sidekicks (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2019) (Under contract)

Saunders, Samuel and Stephen Basdeo (eds.), Special Issue of Law, Crime and History (Lives, Trials and Executions: Perspectives on Crime c. 1700-1900), 8, 1, (2018)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles 

Saunders, Samuel, ‘The crime gardens of London’: The Police Officer, Periodical Journalism, and Popular Crime Fiction, c. 1820-1870’, Journal of Victorian Popular Fictions, Issue Details TBC (Accepted for publication, subject to peer review)

Saunders, Samuel, ‘It is introspective, and I want to introspect’: Detection, Isolation, and Mental Health in Crime Fiction, c. 1891-1940’, Open Library of Humanities, Issue Details TBC (Submitted for peer review)

Saunders, Samuel, ‘No more detective work, or I’ll write to Mum!’: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Popular Detective Fiction’, Journal of Popular Culture, 52, 2 (2019) (Accepted for publication)

Saunders, Samuel, ‘To get to the very bottom of the social fabric’: Mid-Victorian Journalism and the Police Officer, 1856-1877’, in Wilkie Collins Journal, 15, 1 (2019)

Saunders, Saunders, ‘To Pry Unnecessarily into Other Men’s Secrets’: Voyeurism, William Russell and Police Memoir Fiction, in Law, Crime and History, 8, 1 (Special Issue: ‘Lives, Trials and Executions: Perspectives on Crime 1700-1900) (2018), pp. 76-90

Book Chapters

Saunders, Samuel, ‘‘were sensation our object, it would not be difficult to cull from the Newgate Calendar’: Periodical Journalism and Distaste for Public Executions, c. 1830-1870’, in Patrick Low, Helen Rutherford and Clare Sandford-Couch (eds.), Execution Culture and Penal Practice in the Nineteenth Century (Oxon: Routledge, 2020) (Chapter accepted for publication).

Saunders, Samuel, ‘‘…always with the Inspector’: The Reader as Sidekick in Mid-Victorian ‘Detective Literature’, c. 1845-1877’, in Samuel Saunders and Lucy Andrew (eds.), The Detective’s Companion in Crime Fiction: A Study in Sidekicks, (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2020)

Saunders, Samuel, ‘The Great Detective Case’: The 1877 Detective Crisis, the Mass-Media and mid-to-late Victorian Crime Fiction’, in J. C. Bernthal and Fern Pullan (eds.), Criminal Heritage: Crime, Fiction and History in Victorian and Neo-Victorian Texts (Publisher TBC, 2019) (Awaiting publication)

Saunders, Samuel, ‘Mr. Bazalgette’s Agent’, in Kevin A. Morrison (ed.), The Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction (North Carolina: McFarland Publishing, 2018)

Other Publications 

Saunders, Samuel and Lucy Andrew, ‘Introduction’, in The Detective’s Companion in Crime Fiction: A Study in Sidekicks (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2020)

Saunders, Samuel and Stephen Basdeo, ‘Introduction – Lives, Trials and Executions: Perspectives on Crime c. 1799-1900’, in Law, Crime and History (Special Issue: ‘Lives, Trials and Executions: Perspectives on Crime c. 1700-1900’), 8, 1 (2018), pp. 1-4

Saunders, Samuel, The Private Space of the Police and the Prison: Periodicals and the Voyeuristic View of Victorian Law Enforcement, blog post published on the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) postgraduate blog, 2017

Saunders, Samuel, Social Subversion and Monarchic Mistrust: The Use of Mesmerism in The Notting Hill Mystery (1862), blog post published on the British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) postgraduate blog, The Victorianist, 2015

Book Reviews

Saunders, Samuel, ‘Review of Strange Victoriana: Tales of the Curious, the Weird and the Uncanny from our Victorian Ancestors’ by Jan Bondeson, in British Association for Victorian Studies Newsletter, 2019

Saunders, Samuel, ‘Review of Histories for the Many: The Victorian Family Magazine and Popular Representations of the Past. The Leisure Hour, 1852-1870’, in Journal of European Periodical Studies, 3, 2, (Winter 2018), pp. 55-57

Saunders, Samuel, ‘Review of Convict Voices: Women, Class, and Writing About Prison in Nineteenth-Century England’ by Anne Schwan, New Hampshire: University of New Hampshire Press (2014), in British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) Newsletter, March 2017

Conferences and Symposia

Organised

(Organiser) ‘North West Print Culture Research Network – Research Meeting’, University of Chester, September 2019 [TBC]

(Organiser) ‘Robert Bloch’s Psycho: 60 Years On Public Workshop’, University Centre Shrewsbury, University of Chester, 6 April 2019

(Organiser) (‘Crime Fiction or Fact: Blurred Boundaries 1680-1880’, IHR Senate House, London, 11 July 2018. Paper: ‘The Defeated Detective’: Detectives in Periodicals and Crime Fiction, 1877-1887

(Organiser) ‘A Study in Sidekicks: The Detective’s Assistant in Crime Fiction Public Workshop’, University Centre Shrewsbury, University of Chester, 31 March 2018. Paper:  ‘…always with the Inspector’: The Reader as Sidekick in Mid-Victorian ‘Detective Literature’, c. 1845-1877

(Organiser) ‘Lives, Trials and Executions: Perspectives on Crime c.1700 – c.1900’ at Liverpool John Moores University, 24 May 2017. Paper: ‘To Pry Unnecessarily into Other Men’s Secrets’: Voyeurism and the Police Memoir-Fiction of William Russell

(Panel Organiser) ‘Back to the Future: Class and the Past’, University of Lancaster, 16 March 2017. Panel: ‘The Wrongs and Crimes of the Poor’: Class, Criminality, and Law Enforcement in the Victorian Period’ Paper: ‘In company with detectives, he has visited beershops’: Perceptions of Class and the Mid-Victorian Police Officer

Conference Participation

‘Mind, Matter(s), Spirit: Forms of Knowledge in Victorian Popular Fiction and Culture’, 11th Annual Conference of the Victorian Popular Fiction Association (VPFA), University of Greenwich, 8-10 July 2019. Paper: ‘I had been hanging about the banks in Lombard Street […] since nine o’clock in the morning’: Mid-Victorian Police Memoir Fiction and Exploring the Urban Cityscape

‘Literature, Law and Psychoanalysis’, University of Sheffield, 11-13 April 2019. Paper: ‘It is introspective, and I want to introspect’: Detection, Escapism and Mental Health in Crime Fiction, c. 1891-1940

‘Captivating Criminality 5 – Crime Fiction: Insiders and Outsiders’, Bath Spa University, 28-30 June 2018. Paper: ‘The Crime Gardens of London’: Social Exploration Journalism, Police Officers and Crime Fiction, c. 1820-1870

‘1868: A Civilising Moment?’, Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle, supported by the RHS, Durham University, Northumbria University and Sunderland University, 6 June 2018. Paper: ‘…were sensation our object, it would not be difficult to cull from the Newgate Calendar’: Periodicals, Distaste for Executions and Crime Fiction, c. 1830-1870

‘Crime Fiction(s): Victorian and Neo-Victorian Narratives of Crime’, Edinburgh Napier University, 27 April 2018. Paper: ‘The Romance of the Detective’: Sensation Fiction, Police-Memoirs and Transcending Literary, Physical and Social Boundaries, c. 1850-1870

‘Criminal Heritage: Crime, Fiction and History’, Leeds Beckett University, 5 September 2017. Paper: The 1877 Detective Crisis, the Mass Media and mid-to-late Victorian Detective Fiction: 1877-1887

‘Captivating Criminality 4 – Crime Fiction: Detection, Public and Private, Past and Present’, Bath Spa University, 29 June – 1 July 2017. Paper: Recollections, Memoirs and Experiences of a …: the Voyeuristic View of Victorian Policing and Memoir-Style Crime Fiction

‘Pernicious Trash? Victorian Popular Fiction’, Leeds Trinity University, 12 September 2016. Paper: Sensation from a Safe Distance: Exploring the Police Officer in Mid-Victorian Periodical Fiction

‘Arts, Professional and Social Studies Postgraduate Research Conference’, Liverpool John Moores University, 25 June 2015. Paper: Used Women in ‘The Female Detective’ and ‘Revelations of a Lady Detective

Invited Talks/Seminar Series

‘North West Print Culture Research Network Symposium’, Edge Hill University, 26 April 2017. Paper: ‘To get to the very bottom of the social fabric’: Social Class, Urban Space and the Police Officer in the Mid-Victorian Periodical Press

‘Humanities and Social Sciences Seminar Series 2016-17’, Liverpool John Moores University, 7 February 2017. Paper: An Account of the Most Shocking Murder: Memoir-Style Fiction and an Inside-View of Victorian Crime

‘North West Print Culture Research Network Symposium’, Liverpool John Moores University, 9 March 2016. Paper: Developing Effective Methodology in Periodical Research

Posters

‘Annual Teaching and Learning Conference’ at Liverpool John Moores University, 15-16 June 2017. Poster: Providing Feedback on Research Proposal Essays in English Literature

‘Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Research Day’ at Liverpool John Moores University, 5 April 2017. Poster: Providing Feedback on Research Proposal Essays in English Literature

Public Engagement and Guest Lectures

‘Popular Fiction Matters’ Public Roundtable Discussion’, University Centre Shrewsbury, University of Chester, 27 June 2019 (Forthcoming)

‘Robert Bloch’s Psycho: 60 Years On’ Public Workshop’, University Centre Shrewsbury, University of Chester, 6 April 2019

A Study in Sidekicks: The Detective’s Assistant in Crime Fiction’ Public Workshop’, University Centre Shrewsbury, University of Chester, 31 March 2018. Paper: ‘…always with the Inspector’: The Reader as Sidekick in Mid-Victorian ‘Detective Literature’, c. 1845-1877

Guest Lecture for the Ohio State University at Anglo Education Services, Monticello House, Russell Square, London, 16th May 2018. Paper: Crime Journalism, Sherlock Holmes and Criminal Spatial Relations: Situating Crime Fiction in its Journalistic Context

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