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Dr Paul Davis

Humanities Visiting Research Fellow

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Dr Paul E H DavisHonorary Research Fellow in English Literature

Dr Paul Davis read for his first degree at the University of Chichester, after which he spent a number of years teaching English in the independent sector. He came to Buckingham in 1986 to pursue his interest in Victorian Literature, and has remained to concentrate on researching 19th-century Anglo-Irish Literature. He is a Research Associate on the English and Digital Media Department’s Dickens Journals Online project, and is currently working on a new edition of William Carleton’s The Squanders of Castle Squander (1852).


  • BA, English Literature and Religious Studies, University of Chichester
  • MA, University of Buckingham
  • MPhil, University of Buckingham
  • DPhil, University of Buckingham

Research Interests

  • Victorian Literature
  • 19th-century Anglo-Irish Literature
  • J.S. Le Fanu
  • Bram Stoker

External Roles

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Contact Details

  • Tel: +44 (0)1280 814080

Selected Publications

  • Paul E.H. Davis, From Castle Rackrent to Castle Dracula: Anglo-Irish Agrarian Fiction in the Nineteenth Century (Buckingham: University of Buckingham Press, 2011)
  • Paul E.H. Davis, “Dracula Anticipated: The ‘Undead’ in Anglo-Irish Literature”, in Barbara Brodman & James E. Doan (eds), The Universal Vampire: Origins and Evolution of a Legend (New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013), 17-31
  • Paul E.H. Davis, “The Nightmare Tales of J.S. Le Fanu”, in Barbara Brodman & James E. Doan (eds), The Supernatural Vampire: From Timeworn Legends to Twenty-First Century Chic (Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016), 35-49
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