Dr Simon Grennan

Leading Research Fellow, University of Chester
Previous UAL Affiliation: Wimbledon College of Arts

Dr Simon Grennan is a scholar of visual narrative and graphic novelist. He is author of A Theory of Narrative Drawing (Palgrave Macmillan 2017), Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval (Book Works 2018) and Dispossession, a graphic adaptation of a novel by Anthony Trollope (Jonathan Cape and Les Impressions Nouvelles 2015 – one of The Guardian Books of the Year 2015). He is co-author, with Roger Sabin and Julian Waite, of Marie Duval: Maverick Victorian Cartoonist (Manchester University Press 2019), Marie Duval (Myriad 2018) and The Marie Duval Archive (www.marieduval.org) and co-editor, with Laurence Grove, of Transforming Anthony Trollope: ‘Dispossession’, Victorianism and 19th century word and image (Leuven University Press 2015). Since 1990, he has been half of international artists team Grennan & Sperandio, producer of over forty comics and books. Dr Grennan was Principal Investigator for the research project Marie Duval presents Ally Sloper: the female cartoonist and popular theatre in London 1869-85, funded by an AHRC Research Grant: Early Career (2014).

Research keywords: Drawing, Narrative, Comics, Nineteenth Century, Participation, Theory