Dr Peter Merchant


NameDr Peter Merchant
Job titlePrincipal Lecturer
Research instituteSchool of Humanities

Research outputs

John Gay and "Trivia"

Merchant, P. 2020. John Gay and "Trivia". in: Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies Palgrave. pp. n/a since initially publication is online only

Measure for measure: Shakespeare's city cartography

Merchant, P. Measure for measure: Shakespeare's city cartography. in: Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies Springer Nature.

The life of Betty Trask (1893 - 1983): fiction, fame, and Frome

Merchant, P. 2020. The life of Betty Trask (1893 - 1983): fiction, fame, and Frome. in: Frome Society Year Book, volume 23 Frome Frome Society for Local Study. pp. 70 - 78

Getting the father back: the orphan's oath in Florence Marryat's Her Father's Name and R. D. Blackmore's Erema

Merchant, P. 2020. Getting the father back: the orphan's oath in Florence Marryat's Her Father's Name and R. D. Blackmore's Erema. in: Rereading Orphanhood: Texts, Inheritance, Kin Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press. pp. 167-185

Thomas Anstey Guthrie ("F. Anstey") (1856-1934)

Merchant, P. 2020. Thomas Anstey Guthrie ("F. Anstey") (1856-1934). in: Tambling, J. (ed.) Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies Springer Nature.

Review of The Journals and Poems of Marjory Fleming, ed. Leslie Robertson and Juliet McMaster et al.

Merchant, P. 2019. Review of The Journals and Poems of Marjory Fleming, ed. Leslie Robertson and Juliet McMaster et al. Journal of Juvenilia Studies. 2 (2), pp. 121 - 123. https://doi.org/10.29173/jjs41

"'What one sees another sees': synchronicity in the Juvenilia of Anna Kingsford and Richard Jefferies"

Merchant, P. 2019. "'What one sees another sees': synchronicity in the Juvenilia of Anna Kingsford and Richard Jefferies". Journal of Juvenilia Studies. 2 (2), pp. 102 - 116. https://doi.org/10.29173/jjs38

'Things seen and done otherwise': adaptiveness and the dynamics of difference in A. S. Byatt's 'Morpho Eugenia'

Merchant, P. 2019. 'Things seen and done otherwise': adaptiveness and the dynamics of difference in A. S. Byatt's 'Morpho Eugenia'. Culture Com'. (2).

"With collies graven on his heart": The canine projections of Thomas Anstey Guthrie (1856-1934)

Merchant, P. 2018. "With collies graven on his heart": The canine projections of Thomas Anstey Guthrie (1856-1934). Cahiers victoriens et édouardiens. 88.

Friedrich Dürrenmatt, “der tunnel,” and the dying of the light

Merchant, P. 2018. Friedrich Dürrenmatt, “der tunnel,” and the dying of the light. in: Marcheschi, D. (ed.) La Favola nelle Letterature Europee Pistoia, Italy La Petite Plaisance. pp. 117-124

"'Found out' in Dickens"

Merchant, P. 2018. "'Found out' in Dickens".

"Never too late to mend: Betty Trask's cotton glove country"

Merchant, P. 2018. "Never too late to mend: Betty Trask's cotton glove country".

"Not drowning but waving: the preservation of Annie Bonus' 'River-Reeds' (1866)"

Merchant, P. 2017. "Not drowning but waving: the preservation of Annie Bonus' 'River-Reeds' (1866)".

Desire and disenchantment in Gautier's "Arria Marcella" and Anstey's "Siren"

Merchant, P. 2018. Desire and disenchantment in Gautier's "Arria Marcella" and Anstey's "Siren".

Born to blush unseen: Betty Trask in Frome

Merchant, P. 2018. Born to blush unseen: Betty Trask in Frome.

Laurence Sterne and the zigzagging dragonfly

Merchant, P. 2018. Laurence Sterne and the zigzagging dragonfly. in: Nicolas, D. and Herbreteau, L. (ed.) Pérégrinations et métamorphoses: Échanges linguistiques et littéraires entre la Grande-Bretagne et la France depuis le Moyen Âge La Roche-sur-Yon Presses Universitaires de l'ICES. pp. 121-132

"'Saluting the Papal toe': veneration, renovation, and the sincerest form of flattery"

Merchant, P. 2016. "'Saluting the Papal toe': veneration, renovation, and the sincerest form of flattery".

"Mary Ward's 'Lady Connie' (1916) and the Decay of Only Connecting"

Merchant, P. 2017. "Mary Ward's 'Lady Connie' (1916) and the Decay of Only Connecting".

"Notes from Underground: Tunnel Resonance in Friedrich Dürrenmatt"

Merchant, P. 2016. "Notes from Underground: Tunnel Resonance in Friedrich Dürrenmatt".

"Scatter my words among womankind? Mary Eliza Haweis's Unextinguished Hearth"

Merchant, P. 2016. "Scatter my words among womankind? Mary Eliza Haweis's Unextinguished Hearth".

"Rescued by Rover: Terriers, Tenacity, and Thomas Anstey Guthrie"

Merchant, P. 2016. "Rescued by Rover: Terriers, Tenacity, and Thomas Anstey Guthrie".

"Trollope revisited."

Merchant, P. 2015. "Trollope revisited.".

"'As a child looks at a cake': hungering at Hope Farm in Elizabeth Gaskell's 'Cousin Phillis'"

Merchant, P. 2015. "'As a child looks at a cake': hungering at Hope Farm in Elizabeth Gaskell's 'Cousin Phillis'".

"Thomas Anstey Guthrie's gothic voices"

Merchant, P. 2015. "Thomas Anstey Guthrie's gothic voices".

"Per ardua ad Astor: the vicissitudes of Henry James's covering"

Merchant, P. 2015. "Per ardua ad Astor: the vicissitudes of Henry James's covering".

"'Does the road wind uphill all the way?' Christina Rossetti in Frome 1853-54"

Merchant, P. 2014. "'Does the road wind uphill all the way?' Christina Rossetti in Frome 1853-54".

Coloured by nostalgia: the juvenilia of Mary Eliza Haweis (1848-98)

Merchant, P. 2013. Coloured by nostalgia: the juvenilia of Mary Eliza Haweis (1848-98).

"Exploring 'Great Expectations.'"

Merchant, P. 2012. "Exploring 'Great Expectations.'".

"Dickens's suffering child and Anstey's fabulous mill"

Merchant, P. 2012. "Dickens's suffering child and Anstey's fabulous mill".

"Viewing a voiceless ghost: Scotland's 'walking spirits' and Johnson's highland fling"

Merchant, P. 2010. "Viewing a voiceless ghost: Scotland's 'walking spirits' and Johnson's highland fling".

"Excavation marks: Victorian broodings on 'the birthless past'"

Merchant, P. 2002. "Excavation marks: Victorian broodings on 'the birthless past'".

"Wedded to the ocean: Charles Dickens and the speech of the sea."

Merchant, P. 2000. "Wedded to the ocean: Charles Dickens and the speech of the sea.".

Review of Colleen M. Conway, "Sex and slaughter in the tent of Jael: a cultural history of a biblical story," New York: Oxford UP, 2017

Merchant, P. 2017. Review of Colleen M. Conway, "Sex and slaughter in the tent of Jael: a cultural history of a biblical story," New York: Oxford UP, 2017. Nineteenth Century Gender Studies. 13 (2).

The statement of Stella Maberly

Anstey, F. Merchant, P. (ed.) 2017. The statement of Stella Maberly. Richmond, VA Valancourt Books.

Thomas Anstey Guthrie's Madhouse Shuffle: steps toward a nightmare scenario

Merchant, P. 2016. Thomas Anstey Guthrie's Madhouse Shuffle: steps toward a nightmare scenario. Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film (Online First). 42 (2), pp. 146-163. https://doi.org/10.1177/1748372715626721

'Hast thou yet found a balmy spot...?': Mary Eliza Haweis (1848-98) and domestic felicity

Merchant, P. 2016. 'Hast thou yet found a balmy spot...?': Mary Eliza Haweis (1848-98) and domestic felicity. in: Owen, D. and Peterson, L. (ed.) Home and Away: The Place of the Child Writer Newcastle upon Tyne Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 28-45

Dickens and the imagined child

Merchant, P. and Waters, C. (ed.) 2015. Dickens and the imagined child. Farnham Ashgate.

"A kind of odour of Salem House": David Copperfield and Thomas Anstey Guthrie

Merchant, P. 2015. "A kind of odour of Salem House": David Copperfield and Thomas Anstey Guthrie. in: Merchant, P. and Waters, C. (ed.) Dickens and the Imagined Child Farnham Ashgate. pp. 131-147

Introduction

Merchant, P. and Waters, C. 2015. Introduction. in: Merchant, P. and Waters, C. (ed.) Dickens and the Imagined Child Farnham Ashgate. pp. 1-10

Robert Paltock

Merchant, P. 2015. Robert Paltock. in: Day, G. and Lynch, J. (ed.) Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660-1789 Chichester Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 868-869

‘“No magic dwelling-place in magic story”: time, memory and the enchanted children of Dombey and Son’.

Oulton, C. 2015. ‘“No magic dwelling-place in magic story”: time, memory and the enchanted children of Dombey and Son’. in: Merchant, P. and Waters, C. (ed.) Dickens and the Imagined Child Ashgate. pp. 43-56

Review of Elena Paruolo, Le letterature per l’infanzia: ne parlano Peter Hunt, Jean Perrot, Dieter Richter, Jean Foucault, Anne Fine, Sandra Beckett, Roma, Aracne, 2014

Merchant, P. 2014. Review of Elena Paruolo, Le letterature per l’infanzia: ne parlano Peter Hunt, Jean Perrot, Dieter Richter, Jean Foucault, Anne Fine, Sandra Beckett, Roma, Aracne, 2014. MediAzioni: Rivista Online di Studi Interdisciplinari su Lingue e Culture.

Spirited away: highland touring, 'Toctor Shonson' and the hauntings of Celtism

Merchant, P. 2013. Spirited away: highland touring, 'Toctor Shonson' and the hauntings of Celtism. in: Gibson, M., Trower, S. and Tregidga, G. (ed.) Mysticism, Myth and Celtic Identity Abingdon Routledge. pp. 142-152

The writings and West Country world of Samuel Daniel (1562?-1619)

Merchant, P. 2012. The writings and West Country world of Samuel Daniel (1562?-1619). in: Macleay, A. (ed.) Frome Society Year Book 2012 Frome Frome Society for Local Study.

F. Anstey, "Vice Versâ, or A Lesson to Fathers"

Merchant, P. (ed.) 2011. F. Anstey, "Vice Versâ, or A Lesson to Fathers". Brighton, Sussex Victorian Secrets.

Charles Dickens, "A Tale of Two Cities"

Merchant, P. (ed.) 1999. Charles Dickens, "A Tale of Two Cities". Wordsworth.

'Breathed on by the rural Pan': the atmosphere of Arcadia in Giono's 'Regain'

Merchant, P. 2007. 'Breathed on by the rural Pan': the atmosphere of Arcadia in Giono's 'Regain'.

Winking through the chinks: Eros and Ellipsis in Robert Browning's 'Love Among the Ruins'

Merchant, P. 2007. Winking through the chinks: Eros and Ellipsis in Robert Browning's 'Love Among the Ruins'. Victorian Poetry. 45 (4), pp. 349-368.

Tales told out of school: Anstey’s relation to Dickens and vice versa

Merchant, P. 2006. Tales told out of school: Anstey’s relation to Dickens and vice versa. The Dickensian. 102 (3), pp. 232-239.

Sarah Fyge Egerton, "The Female Advocate"

Merchant, P. (ed.) 2010. Sarah Fyge Egerton, "The Female Advocate". Sydney, Australia Juvenilia Press.

Myth and faith in fictions of childhood and adolescence

Gavin, A. 2008. Myth and faith in fictions of childhood and adolescence. in: Gavin, A., Merchant, P. and Bray, S. (ed.) Re-Embroidering the Robe: Faith, Myth and Literary Creation Since 1850 Newcastle Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 1-5

"Mythology revisited": introduction

Merchant, P. 2008. "Mythology revisited": introduction. in: Bray, S., Gavin, A. and Merchant, P. (ed.) Re-Embroidering the Robe: Faith, Myth and Literary Creation since 1850 Newcastle Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 157-161

“Breathed on by the rural Pan”: the atmosphere of Arcadia in Giono’s Regain

Merchant, P. 2008. “Breathed on by the rural Pan”: the atmosphere of Arcadia in Giono’s Regain. in: Bray, S., Gavin, A. and Merchant, P. (ed.) Re-Embroidering the Robe: Faith, Myth and Literary Creation since 1850 Newcastle Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 228-242

Elizabeth Gaskell, "The Life of Charlotte Brontë"

Merchant, P. (ed.) 2008. Elizabeth Gaskell, "The Life of Charlotte Brontë". Wordsworth.

Re-embroidering the robe: faith, myth and literary creation since 1850

Bray, S., Gavin, A. and Merchant, P. (ed.) 2008. Re-embroidering the robe: faith, myth and literary creation since 1850. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

The clew of her story: female myth-making in Margaret Mahy’s The Tricksters

Gavin, A. 2008. The clew of her story: female myth-making in Margaret Mahy’s The Tricksters. in: Bray, S., Gavin, A. and Merchant, P. (ed.) Re-Embroidering the Robe: Faith, Myth and Literary Creation since 1850 Newcastle Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 48-62

Review of Dickens Studies Annual 36

Merchant, P. 2007. Review of Dickens Studies Annual 36. The Dickensian. 103 (471), pp. 63-65.

Review of Dickens Studies Annual 35

Merchant, P. 2006. Review of Dickens Studies Annual 35. The Dickensian. 102 (468), pp. 56-58.

Review of Dickens Studies Annual 34

Merchant, P. 2005. Review of Dickens Studies Annual 34. The Dickensian. 101 (465), pp. 62-64.

Review of Thomas McGeary, 'Verse epistles on Italian opera singers, 1724-1736'

Merchant, P. 2004. Review of Thomas McGeary, 'Verse epistles on Italian opera singers, 1724-1736'. The Scriblerian and the Kit-Kats. 36 (2), pp. 160-161.

Review of Roxann Wheeler, 'The complexion of race: categories of difference in eighteenth-century British culture'

Merchant, P. 2001. Review of Roxann Wheeler, 'The complexion of race: categories of difference in eighteenth-century British culture'. The Scriblerian and the Kit-Kats. 34 (1-2), pp. 99-101.

Anne Brontë, "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall"

Merchant, P. (ed.) 2001. Anne Brontë, "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall". Wordsworth.

Anthony Trollope, "The Way We Live Now"

Merchant, P. (ed.) 2001. Anthony Trollope, "The Way We Live Now". Wordsworth.

Review of Frank Felsenstein, 'English trader, Indian maid: representing gender, race and slavery in the new world. An Inkle and Yarico reader'

Merchant, P. 2000. Review of Frank Felsenstein, 'English trader, Indian maid: representing gender, race and slavery in the new world. An Inkle and Yarico reader'. The Scriblerian and the Kit-Kats. 33 (1), pp. 47-48.

From Eliot to Dickens: the descent of the stone slab in Great Expectations

Merchant, P. 1999. From Eliot to Dickens: the descent of the stone slab in Great Expectations. The Dickensian. 92 (2), pp. 132-137.

Double blessedness: Anna Kingsford and Beatrice

Merchant, P. 1998. Double blessedness: Anna Kingsford and Beatrice. in: Hogan, A. and Bradstock, A. (ed.) Women of Faith in Victorian Culture Basingstoke, UK Palgrave Macmillan.

Inhabiting the interspace: De Tabley, Judges, "Jael"

Merchant, P. 1998. Inhabiting the interspace: De Tabley, Judges, "Jael". Victorian Poetry. 36 (2), pp. 187-204.

'Great Expectations' and 'Elizabeth Villiers'

Merchant, P. 1997. 'Great Expectations' and 'Elizabeth Villiers'. Dickens Quarterly. 14 (4), pp. 243-247.

Review of Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, ed. Janice Carlisle and of New Casebooks: “Great Expectations,” ed. Roger D. Sell

Merchant, P. 1997. Review of Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, ed. Janice Carlisle and of New Casebooks: “Great Expectations,” ed. Roger D. Sell. The Dickensian. 93 (1), pp. 53-55.

Robert Paltock and the refashioning of 'Inkle and Yarico'

Merchant, P. 1996. Robert Paltock and the refashioning of 'Inkle and Yarico'. Eighteenth-Century Fiction. 9 (1), pp. 37-50.

Magnifying martyrdom: Annie Bonus's Beatrice and the Victorian vision of the early church

Merchant, P. 1996. Magnifying martyrdom: Annie Bonus's Beatrice and the Victorian vision of the early church. Recusant History. 22 (2), pp. 222-230.

"Like a beacon left alone": the position of Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market

Merchant, P. 1994. "Like a beacon left alone": the position of Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market. Children's Literature in Education. 25 (2), pp. 67-81.

The Last of the Mohicans reconsidered

Merchant, P. 1993. The Last of the Mohicans reconsidered. Children's Literature in Education. 24 (2), pp. 85-100. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01131334

Arnold's sea of faithlessness: Margaret, the merman, and the cry of the children

Merchant, P. 1991. Arnold's sea of faithlessness: Margaret, the merman, and the cry of the children. Children's Literature in Education. 22 (4), pp. 237-246. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01139478

Snatched from the sea: the survival of 'Peter Wilkins'

Merchant, P. 1990. Snatched from the sea: the survival of 'Peter Wilkins'. Children's Literature in Education. 21 (2), pp. 67-82. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01464462

'Fresh instruction o'er the mind': exploit and example in Victorian fiction

Merchant, P. 1989. 'Fresh instruction o'er the mind': exploit and example in Victorian fiction. Children's Literature in Education. 20 (1), pp. 9-24. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01128037

Rehabilitating 'Lorna Doone': prospects and problems

Merchant, P. 1987. Rehabilitating 'Lorna Doone': prospects and problems. Children's Literature in Education. 18 (4), pp. 240-252. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01141755

Greece in the romantic imagination: Trelawny, Byron, and the lure of myth

Merchant, P. 1985. Greece in the romantic imagination: Trelawny, Byron, and the lure of myth. The Greek Gazette. 19 (April), pp. 1-9.

Review of Timothy Webb's 'English Romantic Hellenism, 1700 - 1824' (Manchester University Press, 1982)

Merchant, P. 1983. Review of Timothy Webb's 'English Romantic Hellenism, 1700 - 1824' (Manchester University Press, 1982). The Greek Gazette. 17 (August), pp. 10-10.
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