About the Lecturers

Dr David Hitchcock, Senior Lecturer in early modern history
Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

Hitchcock Bylines and other Publications:
“Boris Johnson, Rogue Masculinity, and Our Picaresque Political Moment”, History Workshop Online, July 30th 2019.

Hitchcock Academic Publications:

Vagrancy in English Culture and Society, 1650-1750 (Bloomsbury, 2016)

  • CHOICE magazine: ‘Hitchcock is to be commended for giving vivid voice to the most marginal and historically ephemeral of human populations. His work offers a highly readable and marvellously constructed social and cultural analysis of vagrancy grounded on a rich source base of royal proclamations, newspapers, pamphlets, court records, constabulary accounts, and popular ballads. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries.’
  • History: Reviews of New Books (45:6): ‘Hitchcock draws in his intended audience of academics and university students with his undoubtedly strong grasp of the archival sources, together with the rich literature of the period. The book’s strength is its examination of contemporary perceptions of vagrancy, the notions of idleness, and the literary tropes that influenced and informed legislation and attitudes.’
  • Social History (42:3): ‘This timely work also gives us new lenses for understanding our own society, as we wrestle with a resurgence of localism and conversations about who should be responsible for local poverty in a global world.’

‘A Typology of Travellers: Migration, Justice, and Vagrancy in Warwickshire, 1670-1730’, Rural History, 23:1 (April, 2012); pp. 21-39

‘Poverty in the Early Modern English Atlantic’, in Trevor Burnard (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Atlantic History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013) Available Online: www.oxfordbibliographies.com

(Special Issue and editorial) ‘Poverty and Mobility in England, 1600-1850’, a Rural History Special Issue, 24:1 (April 2013)

‘He is the Vagabond without Habitation in the Lord’: The Representation of Quakerism as Vagrancy in Interregnum England, 1650-1660’, Cultural and Social History (Spring 2018)

‘Punishment is all the charity that the law affordeth them’: Penal Transportation, Vagrancy, and the Charitable Impulse in the British Atlantic, 1618-1718’, New Global Studies (Special Issue: ‘Empires of Charity’, summer 2018)

Coming Soon:

Co-edited with Julia McClure, The Routledge History of Poverty, 1500-1800 (Forthcoming December 2020)

‘Monstrous Mutant bodies and and representations of the early modern world in Neil Gaiman’s Marvel 1602’, in Michael Goodrum, David Hall, and Philip Smith, (eds), Drawing the Past: Comics and the Historical Imagination (December 2018)

Dr Mitch Goodrum, Senior Lecturer in American History
Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury UK

Goodrum Publications:

Gender and the Superhero Narrative (University Press of Mississippi, 2018), co-editor with Philip Smith & Tara Prescott.

Superheroes and American Self Image (Ashgate, 2016)

Firefly Revisited: Essays on Joss Whedon’s Classic Series (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015)

Special Issue of a Journal:

Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies 13.2 (2015): http://www.whedonstudies.tv/current-issue1.html (co-editor with Philip Smith)

Selected Articles & Chapters:

‘”Superman believes that a wife’s place is in the home”: Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane and the representation of women’, Gender & History 30.2 (2018)

‘Superhero Films and American National Identity’ in Histories on Screen: The Past and Present in Anglo-American Cinema and Television (2018)

‘”Corpses… Coast to Coast!” Trauma, Gender, and Race in 1950s Horror Comics’, Literature Compass 14.9 (co-author with Philip Smith)

‘“It Must Have Been Cold There In My Shadow”: Everyday Heroism in Superhero Narratives’ in Extraordinary Ordinariness (2016)

‘Comics & Politics’ in The Routledge Companion to Graphic Novels & Comics (2016).

‘You Complete Me’: The Joker as Symptom’ in The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime (2015).

“Oh c’mon, those stories can’t count in continuity!’: Squirrel Girl and the problem of female power’, Studies in Comics 5.1 (2014).

‘The Body (Politic) in Pieces: Post 9/11 Marvel Superhero Narratives and Fragmentation’ in Jason Dittmer (ed.), Comic Book Geographies (2014).

‘Friend of the people of many lands’: Johnny Everyman, ‘critical internationalism’ and liberal postwar US heroism’ Social History 38.2 (2013).

‘We have experienced a tragedy which words cannot properly describe’: Representations of trauma in post-9/11 superhero comic-books, Literature Compass 8.8 (2011) (co-author with Philip Smith).

Forthcoming Books

Drawing the Past vols. 1 & 2 (University Press Mississippi)

Printing Terror (Manchester University Press)