"A real treasure trove for book lovers." Alexander McCall Smith
What the Victorians Made of Romanticism has been shortlisted for the Saltire Society Research Book of the Year 2018. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Edinburgh on November 30.
What the Victorians Made of Romanticism has been awarded the 2018 Dorothy Lee Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Culture by the Media Ecology Association. It’s an honour to receive this prestigious prize.
What the Victorians Made of Romanticism just about made it onto Library Journal’s list of bestselling titles in literary criticism for the period June 2017 to April 2018. It’s number twenty in the top twenty – but at least it’s in some great company! Another sign that librarians have great taste.
What the Victorians Made of Romanticism has received the commendation (i.e. runner up) for the DeLong Prize for Book History presented by the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) for ‘the best book on any aspect of the creation, dissemination, or uses of script or print published in the previous year’. …
I’m pleased to say that I’ve been promoted to a personal chair in English Literature and Book History at the University of Edinburgh.
The Journal of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society has published a review of The Broadview Introduction to Book History. The reviewer, Stephen W. Brown of Trent University, describes the book as ‘a compact and accessible primer that wears its considerable erudition with comfortable humility’. He writes: ‘the authors have adopted an appropriately conversational tone that conveys …
In this video, I talk about the work placement option that I set up for students on the MSc in Book History and Material Culture at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for the History of the Book.
In this paper I gave at the 2017 Shelley Conference in London, I explore how Victorian anthologists handled Percy Shelley’s longer poems.