Justin Livingstone
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    Research Interests

    Justin’s general research interests are in colonial literature, travel writing, and the relationship between religion and imperialism. His articles have appeared in Literature and TheologyStudies in Travel WritingVictorian Literature and CultureScottish Geographical Journal and English in Africa. Justin’s first monograph, entitled Livingstone’s ‘Lives’: A Metabiography of a Victorian Icon, was published by Manchester University Press in 2014. The book examines the missionary-explorer’s changing posthumous reputation, particularly in relation to the British imperial project. It is concerned with the range of purposes for which his legacy has been mobilised and the socio-political factors that have impinged on his biographical construction.

    Currently, Justin is editing the first critical edition of Livingstone’s bestselling travelogue, Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa, which is to be published digitally on ‘Livingstone Online’ (http://www.livingstoneonline.org). He is also embarking on a second monograph which aims toexamine the considerable range of fictional material produced by the Victorian explorers of Africa: this project is provisionally entitled, The Fiction of Exploration


    Justin studied as an undergraduate and postgraduate at the University of Edinburgh. He completed his PhD in 2011, funded by the Helen Philip Memorial Scholarship and the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. Before joining the School of Arts, English and Languages in 2016, he spent a year at the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities. From 2012-2015, he worked at the University of Glasgow as the Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow in Critical Studies.


    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

    I am open to PhD applications in the fields of Victorian literature and culture, and colonial and postcolonial studies. I particularly invite applications on:
    - Imperial travel writing and the literature of exploration
    - Nineteenth and twentieth-century colonial fiction
    - The African novel in English

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    Frequent Journals

    • Studies in Travel Writing

      ISSNs: 1364-5145

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1755-7550


      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 0.1 SNIP 0.083


    • Scottish Geographical Journal

      ISSNs: 1470-2541

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1751-665X


      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 0.301 SNIP 0.504


    • Literature and Theology

      ISSNs: 0269-1205

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1477-4623

      Oxford University Press

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 0.116 SNIP 0.428


    • English Historical Review

      ISSNs: 0013-8266

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1477-4534

      Oxford University Press

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 0.252 SNIP 1.198


    • Journal of Victorian Culture

      ISSNs: 1355-5502

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1750-0133

      Edinburgh University Press

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 0.223 SNIP 1.254


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