Richard J Walker

Richard J Walker

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Harrington Building, HA217

+44 (0) 1772 89 3124

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1998 B.A. Hons. English Language and Literature, University of Liverpool.

1989 M.A. Victorian Studies, University of Liverpool. Distinction.

1999 Ph.D University of Plymouth


Selected Publications

2006; Pious Works: Aesthetics, Ethics and the Modern Individual in Stevenson’s Stranger Case, in Robert Louis Stevenson: Writer of Boundaries; University of Wisconsin Press

2007; Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century; Liverpool University Press

2002; ‘Blooming Corpses: Burying the Literary Corpus in the Modern City’; Gothic Studies; vol. 4

2004; ‘He, I say – I cannot say, I: Modernity and the Crisis of Identity in Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’; Journal of Stevenson Studies; 1

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Current Research and Supervision

Nineteenth Century Literature, Literature and Modernity, Romanticism, Robert Louis Stevenson.


August 2002, British Academy Travel Grant, £400

external activities

1999-2003, External Examiner, B.A. in Education, School of Education, University of Manchester

Reader, Manchester University Press

Referee, Journal of Gothic Studies

Reader, Journal of Stevenson Studies


Nineteenth Century Literature, Literary and Cultural Theory, Gothic Writing