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Richard Pearson

National University of Ireland Galway

Richard Pearson was awarded a Professorship in Victorian Literature in 2007. He lectures on nineteenth-century British and Irish literature at NUI Galway. Publications include 2 monographs W.M.Thackeray and the Mediated Text (2000) and Victorian Writers and the Stage (2015). His work has three main strands: authorship in a transitioning literary marketplace; digital and material texts; archaeology and anthropology in fiction. He is Director of the Victorian Plays Project @

Subjects: Literature


MA Nottingham University; PhD Manchester University
Part-time Lecturer, University of Salford
Research, Compiler & Co-Editor, The Index of English Literary Manuscripts (1800-1900) (London)
Professor of Victorian Literature; Head of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Worcester
Currently lectures at the National University of Ireland Galway

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Nineteenth-century literature, especially Thackeray, Dickens, Collins, William Morris
    Nineteenth-century drama: especially authorship and links between drama and fiction, drama and journalism
    Victorian culture connected to archaeology, anthropology, museum studies, classical studies
    Digitisation of play texts
    Current project: Joseph Stirling Coyne and the Victorian Urban Farce



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I am currently on research sabbatical

By: Richard Pearson

My main project is on the Irish playwright and journalist, Joseph Stirling Coyne (1800-1868) - focusing on his many popular farces for the London stage, and their interest in cultural identities, urban living and the news media.