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Celebrating Dickens' Christmas Carol 175years on. Dr. Andrew Mangham Wednesday 22 November 2017

DR ANDREW MANGHAM is a literary critic and lecturer at the University of Reading.  He is best known among his peers for his work on the sensation novel, having published 3 books and published numerous articles on the genre as well as publishing critical work on Dickens and the Gothic.  Andrew began his career by looking at the links between Victorian conceptions of female pschopathology, the insanity plea in criminal courts and sensation fiction of 1860s.  Since then he has gone on to develop an interest in Charles Dickens and forensic medicine.  He has a major interest in all forms of interdisciplinary scholarship, especially when it involves linking literature to the history of science.  He currently supervises PhD projects on Dickens and Medicine, Knife Culture in the Victorian period, Jeanette Winterton and literary representations of the Royal Society.  He has a degree from Huddersfield University, gained a distinction in his Masters Degree in Victorian Literature from University of Leeds and his PhD thesis became the basis of his first book ‘Violent Women and Sensation Fiction’.