Dr Jerome de Groot

Position: Visiting Fellow
School and/or Centres: Humanities Research Centre

Location: University of Manchester

Jerome de Groot is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Manchester, UK. He is the author of The Historical Novel (2009), Consuming History (2008) and Royalist Identities (2004), as well as numerous articles on manuscript studies, historiography, popular history and early modern court culture.


Dr de Groot has three main areas of interest: Contemporary popular history; the Historical Novel; Literature and culture of the civil war period.

His primary research interest is in contemporary popular history. Consuming History (2008; 2nd ed. 2016) and Remaking History (2015) are both published by Routledge and concern the ways in which contemporary popular culture engages with history. There are chapters on historical filmtelevision (documentary and drama), museums, computer games, re-enactment and novel writing. He discusses writers like Hilary Mantel, David Peace, Thomas Pynchon, Ali Smith, and Sarah Waters. He talks about historical films from 12 Years a Slave to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, to the work of Quentin Tarantino.

The Historical Novel (Routledge New Critical Idiom series) was published in 2009.

His monograph, Royalist Identities (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), considered the legal, social and cultural pressures attendant upon supporters of the king during the 1640s.

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