Jerome De Groot

Jerome De Groot


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Supervision areas:

Historical novels, public history, popular history, history on television, historical film, museum and heritage studies, the ethics of historical representation, re-enactment studies, computer games, genetics, biotechnology, race and history, DNA, bioethics, representations of queer and trans histories, ethics, anachronism.

John Milton, the period 1640-70, Andrew Marvell, John Dryden, translation, pedagogy, Royalism, Cavalier poetry.

Please get in touch if you are interested in postgraduate study in any of the areas mentioned above.

Research interests

I have three main areas of interest: Public History; the Historical Novel; Literature and culture of the English Revolution (c.1640-1660).

My primary research interest is in public and popular history. I recently published Double Helix History which looks at the relationship between genetics/ DNA and History since 2000.

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 film, television (documentary and drama), museums, computer games, re-enactment and novel writing. I discuss writers like Hilary Mantel, David Peace, Thomas Pynchon, Ali Smith, and Sarah Waters. I talk about historical films from 12 Years a Slave to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, to the work of Quentin Tarantino.

I would be happy to supervise on any of these topics, or:

  • history and ethics
  • historiography
  • games and culture
  • film, tv and online culture
  • re-enactment
  • queer history
  • History and DNA
  • Popular history and race

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:

  • Royalism
  • The court, 1642-60
  • Restoration politics
  • John Milton
  • Translation, 1630-80
  • Prison Writing
  • Premodern sexuality
  • Early modern pedagogy and gender
  • Royalist women's autobiography.




I work on the representation of history in contemporary popular film, television, drama and games; I also work on the literature of the period 1640-1660.

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Creative Manchester


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