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Described by The Times as a polymath, Clive Bloom is Emeritus Professor of English & American Studies at Middlesex University and a best-selling author and publisher.

Bloom is currently Visiting Professor in Residence at the Larkin Centre for Poetry and Creative Writing, Hull University, having previously been a Research Fellow at New York University.  He holds an Adjunct Professorship at Notre Dame University.


Clive was a historical consultant to the BBC and a number of national and international newspapers on the G20 and the summer riots in Britain. He is an occasional feature writer for The Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian, The independent, The Irish Times and the London Evening Standard, regularly appearing on television and radio and is quoted in the Columbia Book of World Quotations.


Clive has written numerous books and articles on political protest, revolutionary movements, popular culture and gothic literarature. His numerous books include Restless Revolutionaries; Violent London: 2000 Years of Riots, Rebels and Revolts; Bestsellers: Popular Fiction Since 1900; Terror Within: The Dream of a British Republic; Cult Fiction: Popular Reading and Pulp Theory; and Gothic Horror, all of which have enjoyed international recognition. He is also the editor of the prestigious Palgrave Gothic Series and the award winning Crime Files series.


Clive's latest publications are Victoria’ Madmen: Revolution and Alienation and Thatcher’s Secret War: Subversion, Coercion, Secrecy and Government,1974-90.

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