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Material matters: The surfaces of realist fiction (2022)
Book Chapter
James, S. J. (2022). Material matters: The surfaces of realist fiction. In S. E. Larsen, S. B. Jørgensen, & M. R. Higonnet (Eds.), Landscapes of Realism: Rethinking literary realism in comparative perspectives. Volume II: Pathways through realism (233-269). John Benjamins Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1075/chlel.xxxiii.08jam

The representation of objects is one of the guarantors of a particular kind of literary text being characterized as realist. The mimesis of objects, possessions, and interiors, marveled at by Henry James when writing on Honoré de Balzac, and deplored... Read More about Material matters: The surfaces of realist fiction.

Digital Seriality and Narrative Branching: Season One, the Podcast Serial (2022)
Journal Article
Hardey, M., & James, S. J. (2022). Digital Seriality and Narrative Branching: Season One, the Podcast Serial. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 19(1), 74-90. https://doi.org/10.1080/14791420.2022.2029513

This paper explores the characteristics of storytelling in a digital medium through Season One of the podcast Serial. We also analyse how Serial’s digital audience engages with and reacts to the narrative, and the ways in which such an audience influ... Read More about Digital Seriality and Narrative Branching: Season One, the Podcast Serial.

The Benefits of Music Workshop Participation for Pupils’ Wellbeing and Social Capital: The In2 Music Project Evaluation (2021)
Journal Article
Ward, S., James, S., James, K., Brown, C., Kokotsaki, D., & Wigham, J. (2023). The Benefits of Music Workshop Participation for Pupils’ Wellbeing and Social Capital: The In2 Music Project Evaluation. Arts Education Policy Review, 124(1), 37-47. https://doi.org/10.1080/10632913.2021.1903640

This paper reports on the evaluation of the In2 music project in Darlington, England. The project ran for seven weeks from January – March 2020 and involved Year 6 pupils from four primary schools (n = 103) and Year 7 pupils from one secondary school... Read More about The Benefits of Music Workshop Participation for Pupils’ Wellbeing and Social Capital: The In2 Music Project Evaluation.

Durham Commission on Creativity and Education (2019)
Report
James, S., Houston, A., Newton, L., Daniels, S., Morgan, N., Coho, W., …Lucas, B. (2019). Durham Commission on Creativity and Education. Arts Council UK and Durham University

Daily bread: food and drink in the Holmes canon (2018)
Journal Article
James, S. J. (2018). Daily bread: food and drink in the Holmes canon. Critical Quarterly, 60(3), 5-13. https://doi.org/10.1111/criq.12427

While in the Sherlock Holmes canon Watson is married twice (and once widowed), the domestic scenario most frequently staged by the stories sees Holmes and Watson sharing 221b Baker Street, attended by their housekeeper Mrs Hudson. Holmes himself nost... Read More about Daily bread: food and drink in the Holmes canon.

The First Men in the Moon. (2017)
Book
James, S. J. (2017). The First Men in the Moon

At the village of Lympne, on the south coast of England, the failed playwright Mr Bedford meets the brilliant inventor Mr Cavor, and together they invade the moon. The First Men in the Moon is both an inspired and imaginative fantasy of space travel... Read More about The First Men in the Moon..

A Body Undressed for Text: Trilby in Parts (2016)
Journal Article
James, S. J., & Miller, E. V. (2016). A Body Undressed for Text: Trilby in Parts. Feminist Theory, 17(1), 83-105. https://doi.org/10.1177/1464700115620862

George Du Maurier’s best-selling novel, Trilby (1894), is as important because of its defiance of social and cultural norms as it is for its apparent compliance with them. Trilby is a fiction that, like its eponymous heroine, attempts to negotiate th... Read More about A Body Undressed for Text: Trilby in Parts.

'Ugly Meanings in Beautiful Things': Reading the First Wilde Trial (2015)
Book Chapter
James, S. J. (2015). 'Ugly Meanings in Beautiful Things': Reading the First Wilde Trial. In M. O'Neill, M. Sandy, & S. Wootton (Eds.), The Persistence of Beauty: Victorians to Moderns (45-58). Pickering & Chatto

What might it entail to speak or write in words of beauty, especially of physical beauty? Is it the case that the literary arts can never portray beauty itself su ciently, but only the e ects of beauty (wonder, sexual desire , envy)? If it is admitte... Read More about 'Ugly Meanings in Beautiful Things': Reading the First Wilde Trial.

Desert Island (2015)
Book
James, S. J. (Ed.). (in press). Desert Island. Insitute of Advanced Study

Q is for Queen: The Reading Nation (2014)
Book Chapter
James, S. J. (2014). Q is for Queen: The Reading Nation. In S. J. James (Ed.), Books for Boys : literacy, nation and the First World War (6-9). Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University

Afterword (2014)
Book Chapter
James, S. J. (2014). Afterword. In The time machine by H. G. Wells ; with an introduction by Greg Bear and a new afterword by Simon J. James (119-128). Penguin Group (USA)

Decline and Fall. (2014)
Book
James, S. J. (Ed.). (in press). Decline and Fall. Oxford University Press

Island of Memory (2013)
Book Chapter
James, S. J. (in press). Island of Memory. In S. J. James (Ed.), Desert Island (10-13). Institute of Advanced Study

Marie Corelli and the Value of Literary Self-Consciousness: The Sorrows of Satan, Popular Fiction, and the Fin-de-Siècle Canon (2013)
Journal Article
James, S. J. (2013). Marie Corelli and the Value of Literary Self-Consciousness: The Sorrows of Satan, Popular Fiction, and the Fin-de-Siècle Canon. Journal of Victorian Culture, 18(1), 134-151. https://doi.org/10.1080/13555502.2012.740846

Marie Corelli’s The Sorrows of Satan (1895) presents a paradoxical test case for the practice of academic literary criticism. The best-selling work of fiction of the nineteenth century, the book was demeaned by Victorian critics and has been long ign... Read More about Marie Corelli and the Value of Literary Self-Consciousness: The Sorrows of Satan, Popular Fiction, and the Fin-de-Siècle Canon.

Witnessing the End of the World: H. G. Wells's Educational Apocalypses (2012)
Journal Article
James, S. J. (2012). Witnessing the End of the World: H. G. Wells's Educational Apocalypses. Literature and Theology, 26(4), 459-473. https://doi.org/10.1093/litthe/frs052

H.G. Wells professed himself to be antipathetic to religion in general, and to the extremes of Protestantism and Catholicism which he experienced during his upbringing in particular. In The Outline of History (1920) and Experiment in Autobiography (1... Read More about Witnessing the End of the World: H. G. Wells's Educational Apocalypses.

Introduction: The Evolution of Literature. (2011)
Book Chapter
Saul, N., & James, S. J. (2011). Introduction: The Evolution of Literature. In N. Saul, & S. J. James (Eds.), The Evolution of Literature: Legacies of Darwin in European Cultures (9-18). Rodopi

A Prophet Looking Backwards: H. G. Wells's Curriculum for the Future (2008)
Journal Article
James, S. J. (2008). A Prophet Looking Backwards: H. G. Wells's Curriculum for the Future. English, 57(218), 107-124. https://doi.org/10.1093/english/efn010

H. G. Wells was a literary writer very closely involved in education. From his early career as a teacher and his first writings onward, his work always attempts to instruct. This article considers Wells's involvement with the teaching of history. Nov... Read More about A Prophet Looking Backwards: H. G. Wells's Curriculum for the Future.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2008)
Book Chapter
James, S. J. (2008). The Mystery of Edwin Drood. In D. Paroissien (Ed.), A companion to Charles Dickens (444-451). Blackwell

H.G. Wells, Kipps (2005)
Book
James, S. J. (Ed.). (2005). H.G. Wells, Kipps. Penguin

In Public: George Gissing, Newspapers and the City. (2005)
Book Chapter
James, S. J. (2005). In Public: George Gissing, Newspapers and the City. In J. Spiers (Ed.), Gissing and the City: Cultural Crisis and the Making of Books in Late-Victorian England (189-188). Palgrave Macmillan

Unsettled Accounts: Money and Narrative in the Novels of George Gissing (2003)
Book
James, S. J. (2003). Unsettled Accounts: Money and Narrative in the Novels of George Gissing. Anthem Press

The following text is taken from the publisher's website: "Simon J James examines how Gissing's work reveals an unhappy accommodation with money"s underwriting of human existence and culture, and how daily life in all its forms - moral, intellectual,... Read More about Unsettled Accounts: Money and Narrative in the Novels of George Gissing.

Sissinghurst (1993)
Digital Artefact
James, S. J., & Walker, D. (1993). Sissinghurst. [[Media unknown]]