Dr James Mussell

Associate Professor, University of Leeds


Research Interests

Jim is Associate Professor of Victorian Literature at the University of Leeds and Director of the Centre for the Comparative History of Print (Centre CHoP).  Jim is interested in all aspects of Victorian print culture.  His first book, Science, Time and Space in the Late Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press (2007) looked at the way science featured in periodical publications of various kinds, as well as the way these publications structured science.  His second, The Nineteenth-Century Press in the Digital Age (2012) considered how newspapers and periodicals are transformed through digitization.  He is currently working on a new book, Whispers of Print, which offers an account of nineteenth-century print culture through the figure of the secret.  Jim blogs at jimmussell.com and is on Twitter @jimmussell.


Major Publications 

(Ed., with Laurel Brake), 'W.T.Stead: Newspaper Revolutionary', special issue of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, 16 (2013).

(Ed., with Laurel Brake, Ed King, and Roger Luckhurst), W.T. Stead: Newspaper Revolutionary (London: British Library, 2012).

The Nineteenth-Century Press in the Digital Age (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2012).

(Ed., with others), Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (ncse) (2008).

Science, Time and Space in the Late Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press (Aldershot: Ashgate 2007).


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