Mark Frost

How would you define yourself?

University academic

Mark Frost

Please describe yourself and your areas of interest.

I am a Victorian scholar and my work began with John Ruskin, science, and environment. I've published widely on this subject and am also the author of the monograph 'The Lost Companions and John Ruskin's Guild of St George: a Revisionary History' (Anthem Press, 2014). Ruskin remains important and inescapable in my research but my interests are now more broadly focused on Victorian literature and environment. I am working on a monograph on pastoral in early-Victorian fiction and have published work on late-Victorian environmental disaster narratives and edited a scholarly edition of Richard Jefferies' 'After London; or Wild England' (Edinburgh University Press, 2017).

Why did you become a Companion of the Guild?

As well as having a deep interest in the Guild's roots I also believe in Ruskin's Law of Help and have tried to do my best to assist the Guild during the most encouraging, active, and positive period in its history

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