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Dr Karl Bell

Reader in Cultural and Social History

  1. 2018
  2. Accepted for publication

    Exquisite corpse: the Urban Gothic mindscape in China Mieville’s The Last Days of New Paris

    Dr Karl Bell, Dec 2018, (Accepted for publication) The New Urban Gothic: Global Gothic in the Age of the Anthropocene: Global Gothic in the Age of the Anthropocene. Heholt, R. & Millette, H-G. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  3. Early online

    Haunting the Rue Laffitte: spatial politics and spectral geographies

    Dr Karl Bell, 13 Feb 2018, In : City and Society.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  4. 2017
  5. Published

    "She was full of evil spirits": occult influence, free will, and medical authority in the Old Bailey, c.1860-1910

    Dr Karl Bell, Nov 2017, In : Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies of the Preternatural. 6, 2, p. 310-336 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Published

    (Un)knotting time: imagining past futures in early Victorian street ballads

    Dr Karl Bell, 30 Jan 2017, Memories of the Future: On Countervision. Jaffé, D. & Wilson, S. (eds.). Bern: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  7. 2016
  8. Published

    Dark City: Portsmouth Tales of Haunting and Horror

    Dr Karl Bell (ed.) & Pryde-Jarman, S. (ed.), Nov 2016, Life Is Amazing. 186 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

  9. Published

    Phantasmal cities: the construction and function of haunted landscapes in Victorian English cities

    Dr Karl Bell, Nov 2016, Haunted landscapes: super-nature and the environment. Heholt, R. & Downing, N. (eds.). Rowman & Littlefield, (Place, Memory, Affect).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  10. Published

    'They are without Christ and without hope’: heathenism, popular religion, and supernatural belief in Portsmouth’s Maritime Community, c.1851–1901

    Dr Karl Bell, 24 Apr 2016, Port towns and urban cultures: international histories of the waterfront, c.1700-2000. Beaven, B., Bell, K. & James, R. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 49-68

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  11. Published

    Port towns and urban cultures: international histories of the waterfront, c.1700-2000

    Dr Karl Bell (ed.), Professor Bradley Beaven (ed.) & Dr Robert James (ed.), 24 Apr 2016, Palgrave Macmillan. 315 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  12. 2015
  13. Accepted for publication

    Inheriting phantasmal cities: urban ghost lore as intangible heritage

    Dr Karl Bell, 9 Dec 2015, (Accepted for publication) Inheriting the city: Advancing understandings of urban heritage.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  14. 2014
  15. Published

    Civic Spirits? Ghost Lore and Civic Narratives in Nineteenth-Century Portsmouth

    Dr Karl Bell, 1 Mar 2014, In : Cultural and Social History. 11, 1, p. 51-68 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Published

    Magic, modernity, and the middle classes

    Dr Karl Bell, 2014, Magic and witchcraft. Vol. 2. The early modern and Modern Eras. Bailey, M. (ed.). London: Routledge, p. 117-156 21. (Critical concepts in historical studies).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  17. 2012
  18. Published

    The magical imagination: magic and modernity in urban England, 1780-1914

    Dr Karl Bell, 23 Feb 2012, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 308 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  19. Published

    Supernatural folklore and the popular imagination: re-reading object and locality in mid-nineteenth-century Norfolk

    Dr Karl Bell, 2012, Art, faith and place in East Anglia. Heslop, T., Mellings, E. & Thofner, M. (eds.). Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer Ltd, p. 240-525 286 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  20. Published

    The legend of Spring-Heeled Jack: urban folklore and Victorian popular cultures

    Dr Karl Bell, 2012, In : Gramarye. 1, 1, p. 41-56 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Published

    The legend of Spring-heeled Jack: Victorian urban folklore and popular cultures

    Dr Karl Bell, 2012, Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer Ltd. 256 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  22. 2009
  23. Published

    Remaking magic: the “Wizard of the North” and contested magical mentalities in the mid-nineteenth century magic show

    Dr Karl Bell, Jul 2009, In : Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft. 4, 1, p. 26-51 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. 2007
  25. Published

    Breaking modernity’s spell - magic and modern history

    Dr Karl Bell, Jan 2007, In : Cultural and Social History. 4, 1, p. 115-122 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  26. Published

    Illuminated by darkness: superstition, the supernatural, and the challenges of modernity c.1800 – 1870

    Dr Karl Bell, 2007, New perspectives in British cultural history. Crone, R., Gange, D. & Jones, K. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 136-146 11 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  27. 2006
  28. Published

    'The humbugg of the world at an end': the apocalyptic imagination and the uses of collective fantasy in Norfolk in 1844

    Dr Karl Bell, 2006, In : Social History. 31, 4, p. 454-468 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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