Liverpool Interest

A History of Liverpool’s Courtyard Housing with Elizabeth Stewart

Elizabeth Stewart discusses her recent book -Courts and Alleys: A history of Liverpool courtyard housing.  I’m fascinated by court housing! Courts are a form of high density, poor quality housing which was home to many thousands of Liverpool people from the 18th to 20th centuries, and are the subject of my new book. As Liverpool grew in the 18th and 19th century, spurred by trade through its docks, new homes were constructed at a rapid rate, including thousands of small back-to-back houses off courtyards - court housing. I’ve spent many years researching court housing since my work developing the reconstructed court at the Museum of Liverpool.

Art, Literature

The Trouble with Diary: Reflections on Researching the Journal of Keith Vaughan for ‘Image of a Man’

Alex Belsey is the author of the recent Liverpool English Texts and Studies publication, Image of a Man, a comprehensive critical reading of the extraordinary journal written by post-war British painter Keith Vaughan. In this post, Alex Belsey looks back at researching Vaughan's journal and the many questions that arise when working with diaries, along with … Continue reading

Literature

Science Fiction and Psychology – In Conversation with Gavin Miller

Gavin Miller's Science Fiction and Psychology, a new addition to the Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies series, offers an in-depth exploration of science fiction literature’s varied use of psychological discourses. We discussed this study with the author. Could you tell us a bit about Science Fiction and Psychology and what drew you to focus … Continue reading

Literature

A Day in the Life of John Keats, Medical Student and Assistant Surgeon

Hrileena Ghosh is the author of the latest volume in the English Association Monographs series,  John Keats' Medical Notebook. Her study explores the poet's manuscript medical Notebook from his time at Guy’s Hospital (October 1815 – March 1816), recovering the intriguing and mutually enriching connections between Keats’ two careers of medicine and poetry. In this … Continue reading