Photo of Dr Matthew Grant.

Photo of Dr Matthew Grant.

Matthew Grant is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Essex. His publications include After the Bomb: Civil Defence and Nuclear War in Britain, 1945-68, and the forthcoming collection (edited with Benjmain Ziemann), Understanding the Imaginary War: Culture, Thought and Nuclear Conflict, 1945-1990, which will be published by Manchester University Press later in 2016.

Publications – Books

  • M. Grant and B. Ziemann (eds), Understanding the Imaginary War: Culture, Thought, and Nuclear Conflict, 1945-1990 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016).
  • M. Grant, After the Bomb: Civil Defence and Nuclear War in Britain, 1945-68 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), 249+xiipp.
  • M. Grant (ed.), The British Way in Cold Warfare: Diplomacy, Intelligence and the Bomb(London: Continuum, 2009; paperback edition, 2011), 206+xipp.
  • Edited and introduced Lord Moran, Winston Churchill: The Struggle for Survival, 1945-60, (London: Robinson, 2006).

Articles and Chapters

  • M. Grant, ‘The Imaginative Landscape of Nuclear War in Britain, 1945-65’, in M. Grant and B. Ziemann (eds), Understaning the Imaginary War: Culture, Thought, and Nuclear Conflict, 1945-1990 (Manchester University Press, 2016), pp.92-115.
  • M. Grant and B. Ziemann, ‘The Cold War as an Imaginary War’, in their (eds), Understaning the Imaginary War: Culture, Thought, and Nuclear Conflict, 1945-1990 (Manchester University Press, 2016), pp.1-29.
  • M. Grant, ‘Images of Survival, Stories of Destruction: Nuclear War on British Screens from 1945 to the Early 1960s‘, Journal of British Cinema and Television, 10:1 (2013), pp.7-26. [An open access, post-print version of this article is available via the University of Essex Research Repository]
  • M. Grant, ‘Citizenship, Sexual Anxiety and Womanhood in Second World War Britain: the Case of the Man with the Cleft Chin’, in S. Nicholas and T. O’Malley (eds), Moral Panics, Social Fears and The Media: Historical Perspectives (London: Routledge, 2013), pp.177-90.