Stephen Carver
Curriculum Vitae

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

Jan 2013 – date:
Freelance Writer & Editor

June 2012 – date:
Reader, Mentor & Complaints Moderator
The Literary Consultancy
London
EC1R 3GA

QUALIFICATIONS

1995 – 99:
Ph.D (19th Century Literature), conferred 2000
Supervisor: Professor Victor Sage
University of East Anglia (fully funded by AHRB)

1993 – 94:
MA Modern Literature, UEA (fully funded by AHRB)
Pass with Distinction

1990 – 93:
BA (Hons) English Literature with Philosophy, UEA, 2.1

PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • The Nineteenth Century Underworld (Philadelphia: Pen & Sword, 2018)
  • Shark Alley: The Memoirs of a Penny-a-Liner (London: Green Door, 2016)
  • The Life & Works of the Lancashire Novelist William Harrison Ainsworth, 1805 – 1882 (New York: EMP, 2003)
  • The Man Who Outsold Dickens (Pen & Sword, forthcoming autumn 2019)
  • As Editor (with Ashley Stokes), Unveiled Anthology of New Writing (London: Unthank Books, 2019)

 Chapters in Books

  • ‘“He wants to be just like Vincent Price”: Influence & Intertext in the Gothic Films of Tim Burton.’ In J. Weinstock ed, The Works of Tim Burton: Margins to Mainstream (New York: Palgrave, 2013) pp 117 – 133
  • ‘“Addicted to the Supernatural”: Spiritualism and Self-Satire in All in the Dark (1866).’
  • In Crawford, Rockhill & Showers eds, Reflections in a Glass Darkly: Essays on J. Sheridan Le Fanu (New York: Hippocampus, 2011) pp 346 – 363
  • ‘“The Wrongs & Crimes of the Poor”: The Urban Underworld of The Mysteries of London in Context.’ In Louis James & Anne Humphreys, eds, G.W.M. Reynolds & Nineteenth-Century British Society (London: Ashgate, 2008), pp 185 – 212
  • ‘“A Wrappage of Traditions”: Nineteenth Century Narratives of British National Identity.’ In G. Subramaniam ed, Nationhood & Literature: Expressions of Realities (Selangor: PPB & Linguistik, 2005) pp 195 – 219

Articles in Journals

  • ‘Things That Walk: Weeping Angels & Gothic Semiology.’ In Mnemoscape No.3 (2016)
  • ‘Life in London from Egan to Dickens: Regency Innocence versus Victorian Experience.’ In Fukui Daigaku Kyoiku Chiiki Kagakubu no Kenkyu Kiyou vol I, 60 (Japan 2004) pp 1 – 21
  • ‘William Harrison Ainsworth: The Life & Adventures of the Lancashire Novelist.’ In Fukui Daigaku Kyouiku Chiiki Kagakubu no Kenkyu Kiyou vol I, 59 (Japan 2003) pp 1 – 23
  • ‘Carry On Cowboy: The Shoulder of Shasta by Bram Stoker (1895).’ In The Gothic Studies Journal Vol V, 2 (November 2003) pp 117 – 119

Online

  • Stephen Carver: Writer ǀ Teacher ǀ Editor – Website
  • Ainsworth & Friends: Essays in Victorian & Gothic Literature – Academic Blog
  • Confessions of a Creative Writing Teacher – Creative Writing Blog
  • The Jack Vincent Papers – Online serial
  • Wordsworth Editions – Contributor
  • Dirty Sexy History – Contributor
  • Mash Stories – Contributor
  • Unthank School Blog – Contributor
  • Unique Histories from the 18th and 19th Centuries – Contributor

Encyclopedias

  •  W. Hughes, D. Punter & A. Smith eds, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic Vols I & II (London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) – Contributor
  • Chris Murray ed, Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760 – 1850 Vols I & II (London: Routledge, 2003) – Contributor
  • Clarke, Robert, General Editor, The Literary Encyclopedia (Cambridge: The Literary Dictionary Company Ltd, 2002) – Contributor

Editorial/Peer Review

  • Senior Editor, Jackdaw Books
  • Copy Editor, Pen and Sword Books
  • Literary executor of the estate of Colin Philips, last of the Soho Poets
  • Reader & Reviewer, The Gothic Studies Journal
  • Reader, Victorian Studies Journal
  • Reader, Wiley-Blackwell
  • Reader, Palgrave-MacMillan
  • Script Advisor (Historical), BBC Radio 4

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

June 2012 – Dec 2018
Head of Online Courses/Lecturer in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction)
Unthank School of Writing
Norwich

Oct 2006 – Dec 2012:
Tutor (Literature & Creative Writing)
Centre for Continuing Education
School of Education
University of East Anglia

Oct 2005 – Sept 2011:
Lecturer in Critical Studies & Study Skills Advisor
Norwich University of the Arts

Oct 2002 – Sept 2005:
Associate Professor of English & American Literature
Department of English, Faculty of Education
University of Fukui, Japan

March 2000 – Aug 2002:
Academic Director, Literature, Film & Cultural Studies
Centre for Continuing Education, UEA

Sept 1994 – March 2002:
Tutor in English Literature
School of English & American Studies, UEA

REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST