Dr Jerome De Groot - Research
I have three main areas of interest: Literature and culture of the civil war period; Contemporary popular history; and the Historical Novel.
My primary research interest is in contemporary popular history. Consuming History is published by Routledge and concerns the ways in which contemporary popular culture engages with history: there are chapters on historical film, television (documentary and drama), museums, computer games, re-enactment and novel writing. I would be happy to supervise on any of these topics, or:
- history and ethics
- games and culture
- film, tv and online culture
The Historical Novel (Routledge New Critical Idiom series) was published in 2009. I would happily talk to anyone about any kind of work in this area.
My monograph, Royalist Identities (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), considered the legal, social and cultural pressures attendant upon supporters of the king during the 1640s.
I would be happy to supervise in the following areas:
- The court, 1642-60
- Restoration politics
- John Milton
- Translation, 1630-80
- Prison Writing
- Premodern sexuality
- Early modern pedagogy and gender
- Royalist women's autobiography.