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Matthew Ingleby

Dr Matthew Ingleby is a Lecturer at UCL's Centre for Languages and International Education, teaching Literature and Film for the UPCH (University Preparatory Certificate in the Humanities). He studied English Literature at Magdalen 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:

His thesis addressed the role of fiction in the production of that metropolitan locality, tracing the trajectory of specifically local but nonetheless nationally and globally instrumental stories that clustered around Bloomsbury through the whole nineteenth century, from the 'Silver-Forks' to Woolf, who moved in 1904 into what was already a very culturally mediated part of town. He is revising this work for publication as a monograph. Building from this account of a particular place within the city, he is currently scoping a larger future project upon discourses of residential fashion within nineteenth-century London. Other related current research interests about the spatial politics of the long nineteenth century include the contestations that have arisen around London's railings, the use of the figure of the burglar in discourse upon redistributionism, and the role of the material everyday in the poet George Crabbe.


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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