Dr Matthew Ingleby is a Teaching Fellow at UCL Language Centre, teaching Modern Literature for the UPCH (University Preparatory Certificate in the Humanities). He studied English Literature at Madgalen College, University of Oxford as an Undergraduate and Masters student, and then obtained his doctorate here at UCL, in the English department, where he participated in the Bloomsbury Project, funded by the Leverhulme: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/bloomsbury-project/
His thesis addressed the role of fiction in the production of this metropolitan locality, tracing the trajectory of specifically local but nonetheless socially instrumental stories that clustered around the place through the whole nineteenth century, from Austen to Woolf, who moved in 1904 into what was already a very culturally mediated part of town. He is revising this work for publication. He is also currently beginning to research a cultural study of London's railings, which will encompass both their material history - the shift from wrought to cast iron that led to their multiplication, one of the most visible signs of the industrial revolution in the capital - and their various roles within political contestations there, from the Hyde Park Railings Affair in 1866 to the suffragettes, and beyond.
G. K. Chesterton, London and Modernity ed. Matthew Beaumont and Matthew Ingleby. Introduction by Matthew Ingleby. (Bloomsbury Academic [formerly Continuum], forthcoming 2013).
‘George Crabbe and the Resources of the Poor’, in Romanticism (forthcoming 2014)
‘Thackeray and Silver-Fork Bloomsbury: Vanity Fair as Local Historical Novel’, in Thackeray in Time ed. Richard Salmon and Alice Crossley (Ashgate, forthcoming 2014).
‘Chemistry versus Biology: Dickens, Malthus, and the Familiarised Doppelgänger’, in Victorian Review (forthcoming 2013).
‘Chesterton and the Romance of Burglary’, in G. K. Chesterton, London and Modernity (Bloomsbury Academic [formerly Continuum], forthcoming 2013).
‘George Crabbe’ (Long entry – 5000 words), in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopaedia of British Literature, 1660-1789, ed. Jack Lynch & Gary Day (Wiley/Blackwell, forthcoming 2013).
‘Bulwer-Lytton, Braddon, and the Bachelorization of Legal Bloomsbury’, in Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (Summer 2012).
‘Utopian Bloomsbury: the Grounds for Social Dreaming in William Morris’ News from Nowhere’, in Utopian Spaces of Modernism: British Literature and Culture 1885-1945 ed. Rosalyn Gregory and Benjamin Kohlmann (Palgrave, 2012) 87-104.
‘Building Plots: Metropolitan Fiction, 1848-1897, and the Conception of Urban Sprawl’, in Literatur in Wissenschaft und Untericht ed. Ulrich Kinzeil (Winter 2011) 127-141.
His reviews about nineteenth-century literature and culture appear in the Times Literary Supplement.
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