Staff Profile:Dr Daniel Renshaw

Dr Daniel Renshaw
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I currently teach the part one core module courses ‘Journeys Through History 1’ (which I also act as module convener for), and 'Journeys Through History 2', the part one option ‘Arriving in Britain’, the part two option module 'Europe in the Twentieth Century', and the part three option 'Poor Law to Hostile Environment'.

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My research focuses on migration to Britain and across Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and more broadly on concepts of diaspora, identity, self-definitions and contested belonging since 1800. I am particularly interested in the various forms that migrant interactions take -with a host society, within the migrant community itself, and with other migrant groups sharing geographical or chronological space. In my work I examine the cyclical nature of responses to migration.

I am also interested in the intersections between 'difference' - economic, gendered, religious and ethnic - and the revival of the gothic novel in the 1890s. I am currently researching examinations of the interplay between short horror stories of the fin-de-siecle and ideas of marital engagement and misogynistic violence, as well as manifestations of antisemitism in turn-of-the-century English and French vampire fiction. With colleagues in the Department of English Literature at Reading I am currently working on the ‘Past as Nightmare’ project, looking at the relationship between history and gothic horror.

My first book, Socialism and the Diasporic 'Other', a comparative study of Jewish and Irish communal politics in the East End from 1889 to 1912, was published by Liverpool University Press in early spring 2018. My second book, The Discourse of Repatriation in Britain, 1845-2016, was published by Routledge in March 2021. This examines conceptions of repatriation or expulsion as a response to migration from the Irish Famine up to Brexit.

My current research concerns the complex and sometimes ambiguous attitudes of the various British Church establishments, Anglican, Catholic, and Nonconformist, towards migration and minority identity from the beginning of the twentieth century to the 1980s.

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