•  ‘Madness and Masculinity: Male Patients in London Asylums and Victorian Culture’, Insanity and the Lunatic Asylum in the Nineteenth Century ed. Thomas Knowles and Serena Trowbridge (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2014).



  • ‘Masculinity, Tourism and Adventure in English Nineteenth-Century Travel Fiction’, Men, Masculinities Travel and Tourism, ed. Thomas Thurnell-Read and Mark Casey (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

Men, Masculinities, Travel and Tourism

‘This edited volume, due to be published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2014, aims to bring together important advances in studying the relationship between masculinities, tourism and travel. Although there is some existing work that has focused upon gender and tourism (Sinclair, 1997; Swain and Momsen 2002; Pritchard et al, 2007; Kahn, 2009) the focus upon men, masculinities and tourism has been very limited (e.g. Knox and Hannam, 2007; Noy, 2007). This new volume seeks to advance ideas and debates around masculinities, tourism and travel. In so doing it seeks to engage with the complexity of contemporary masculinities, alongside the many other identities men posses and the material realities of men’s lives with their wider engagement with tourism and travel. While the implicit masculine position of the tourist gaze has been questioned, understandings of specific male tourists has often failed to engage with the gendered notions of independence, adventure, embodiment and ‘risk’ which underpin much tourism experience and practice.

Through its international focus the volume brings together established and emerging academics and practitioners working in the fields of masculinity studies and tourism studies. In bringing together these authors this collection makes an important contribution in addressing the existing gap in the literature on men, masculinity and tourism. Through the diverse themes and chapters gathered in this collection, the volume will be of key interest to those academics and students studying in fields such as sociology, anthropology, human geography, tourism studies and business and marketing. The volume will also be of importance to those who work in the tourism and travel industries. This volume allows the reader to engage with contemporary writing and research in the fields of masculinity, tourism and travel, one in which local concerns are framed in global terms. In addressing the intersection of masculinity with travel and tourism, the collection contributes to the existing work upon gender and travel, advancing knowledge and insights into men’s relationship with tourism.’


  • Review of Eithne Henson’s Landscape and Gender in the Novels of Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy: The Body of NatureVictoriographies, 4.1, May 2014.


  • Co-editor (with Bernadette V. Russo and Joana Zozimo), Beyond These Walls: Confronting Madness in Society, Literature and Art. Oxford: The Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013.


  • ‘The “Green-Eyed Monster”‘, Beyond These Walls: Confronting Madness in Society, Literature and Art. Oxford: The Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013.

Beyond These Walls cover


  • ‘Madness in Marriage: Erotomania and Marital Rape in He Knew He Was Right and The Forsyte Saga’, Victorian Network, vol. 4, no. 2 (Winter 2012), pp. 47-71.


  • Review of Tanya Agathocleous, Urban Realism and the Cosmopolitan Imagination in the Nineteenth Century: Visible City, Invisible WorldVictoriographies, vol. 2 (November 2012), pp. 190-192.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s