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Henry Bartholomew

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Henry Bartholomew is a lecturer in the English Department at XJTLU. He received his PhD from the University of Exeter, and has taught at both Exeter and the University of Plymouth. His research centers on Gothic and weird fiction, the ghost story, dark ecology, Speculative Realism, and the author Algernon Blackwood. He is the editor of three short story collections, one for the British Library (2020) and two for Handheld Press (2023; 2024). His other published work includes an essay on the uncanny for the journal Open Philosophy (2019) and a chapter on psychic vampires for The Palgrave Handbook to the Vampire (2023). He is currently working on two projects: a substantial, two-volume essay collection for Palgrave titled New Directions to the Ghost Story (due 2025), and a monograph - Gothic Immaterialism: Objects, Affects, and the Ghost Story, 1890-1920 - which examines how new theories about "objects" and "things" shine fresh light on the British ghost story tradition.

Research interests

The Gothic, weird fiction, ghosts, affect, objects, Victorian occultism, aesthetic theory, Eco-theory


Associate Lecturer, University of Plymouth, 2021-2022

Postgraduate Teacher, University of Exeter, 2017-2021


LIT301 Final Year Project

LIT304 The Gothic 

LIT307 Literature and Climate Change

LNG002 Introduction to English Studies

Awards and honours

Arts and Humanities Research Council SWWC DTP Studentship (2016-2019) - £36,000

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Exeter, 2021

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