About Dr Peter Jones

Dr Peter Jones is an early career researcher whose work examines the intersection between literary realism, mass entertainment and urban locality during the nineteenth century. Peter has taught at Queen Mary, University of London and recently for two years as ‘Lecturer in Urban History’ at the Institute of Historical Research. This experience across Literary Studies and historical research translates into his work as Editorial Fellow at History Workshop Online and as Vice-President of the Literary London Society.

Qualifications and Academic Achievements
BA in English Literature, Queen Mary, University of London (2008)
MA in London Studies, QMUL (2009)
PhD in English Literature, QMUL (2014)

Professional affiliations
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)


Dr Peter Jones's Research

Peter is working on two books examining the impact of popular culture in Victorian London and the creative history of viaduct railway arches in British cities. Peter co-ordinates ‘Stray Voices’, a research network which explores the unsettled history of homelessness.

Selected Publications
‘Laughing Out of Turn: Fin de Siècle Literary Realism and the Vernacular Humours of the Music Hall’ in Victorian Comedy and Laughter: Conviviality, Jokes and Dissent (contracted to Palgrave, publication 2019)

‘Redressing Reform Narratives: Victorian London’s Street Markets and the Informal Supply Lines of Urban Modernity’, The London Journal <> (February 2016)
‘A Neil Lyons: Arthur’s’, London Fictions Website <> (August, 2012)