University of Hertfordshire

Dr Andrew Maunder BA, MA, PhD

Reader in Victorian Studies, Reader

Andrew Maunder

Dr Andrew Maunder BA, MA, PhD

Reader in Victorian Studies, Reader

Postal address:
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom

Overview

I've taught at the University of Hertfordshire since 2000 where I am currently Head of English and Creative Writing. I have also worked for the Higher Education Academy English Subject Centre, as part of a team involved in projects relating to the teaching of English.

My research interests centre on literature of the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, particularly crime and sensation fiction, on WWI theatre, on biography, and individual writers such as Wilkie Collins and Mrs Henry Wood.

I am working on a number of separate projects at the moment including a biography of children's author Enid Blyton (to be published in 2018), and articles on First World War theatre and entertainment. 

I am also Co-Investigator on the AHRC-funded Everyday Lives in War: First World War Engagement Centre. This aims to support community research projects, connecting academic and public histories of the war. I have recently worked with volunteer historians at Orleans Gallery on the project After Tipperary: Theatrical Entertainment in Richmond 1914-1919 resulting in an exhibition, schools workshops and a co-authored booklet [for a free copy please contact me].

My recent publications include an essay collection British Theatre and the Great War 1914-1919 (Palgrave, (2015), and a student guide to R.C. Sherriff's famous war play Journey's End (Methuen; 2016).

Further details are on my web page https://andrewcmaunder.wordpress.com/

 

World War I Theatre Project

Since 2011 I've been leading a performance-based project World War I Theatre which revives forgotten plays of the First World War, working with professional actors and directors, schools and local groups. Our latest production, J.M. Barrie's play about spiritualism, A Well-Remembered Voice (1918) is currently touring - most recently at the Leicester Square Theatre in London. 

 

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