Dr Michael John Goodman is an independent researcher, writer, educator, curator and designer who uses art and design as modes of enquiry to bring together objects and artefacts so that we may see them in new ways. Using archives, public domain and out of copyright material, specifically 19th Century book illustration, Michael’s work exists at the intersection between English literature, graphic design and the digital. He is the creator of the  Charles Dickens Illustrated Gallery, an online resource that contains all the original illustrations from Charles Dickens's novels, and the Victorian Illustrated Shakespeare Archive, another open-access online resource that contains over 3000 illustrations from the most significant illustrated Shakespeare editions in the Victorian period.  He has most recently created the Kelmscott Chaucer Online,  a website that allows users to explore 'the most beautiful book ever printed', alongside the online exhibition 'Paint the Picture to Word: Shakespeare Illustration and Artificial Intelligence Art'.  Michael is a big advocate and proponent for open knowledge and culture.

Michael’s work has featured in The Guardian, The Washington Post and the BBC, as well as numerous other outlets and publications. He has been published in several journals and books, including the prestigious Arden Shakespeare imprint of Bloomsbury publishing, and he has received various funding awards for different projects. In his time at Cardiff University, he has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and has organised and presented at many conferences as well as leading workshops, and was nominated by his students for an 'Enriching Student Life' award. Michael has appeared on the BBC Radio Wales Arts Show discussing Shakespeare and Wales and has made a film for the Open University exploring Victorian Illustration and its intersection with the digital. 

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. 

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