University of Hertfordshire

Dr Andrew Maunder BA, MA, PhD

Reader in Victorian Studies

Andrew Maunder

Dr Andrew Maunder BA, MA, PhD

Reader in Victorian Studies

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University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom


I've taught at the University of Hertfordshire since 2000 where I am currently Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching) in the School of Humanities. I have also worked for the Higher Education Academy English Subject Centre, part of a team involved in projects relating to the teaching of English. In 2013 I was elected a Fellow of the English Association.

My research interests centre on literature of the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, particularly crime and sensation fiction,  theatre (1910-1918) and  individual Victorian writers such as Wilkie Collins, Bram Stoker and Mrs Henry Wood.

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I am working on a number of separate projects at the moment including a biography of Enid Blyton (to be published in 2020). 

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. See our website and keep informed on Twitter.

My recent publications include the book 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).

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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 period, working with professional actors and directors, schools and local groups. Productions have included J.M. Barrie's A Well-Remembered Voice (1918) and the premiere of Robert Graves' play But it Still Goes On (1929).

Our most recent project was a revival of St John Ervine's 1913 play Jane Clegg written at the height of the suffragette campaign. It ran at London's award-winning Finborough Theatre in London in April and May 2019, directed by David Gilmore. 

L-R: Maev Alexander, Alix Dunmore, Brian Martin, Sidney Livingstone.

Jane Clegg: 2019. Photo © Carla Evans. 

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