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 commended for SHARP Book History Prize
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.
Broadview Intro to Book History Reviewed in JEBS
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 …
Work Placements for Students on the MSc in Book History
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.
Percy Shelley in Victorian Anthologies
In this paper I gave at the 2017 Shelley Conference in London, I explore how Victorian anthologists handled Percy Shelley’s longer poems.
World Book Day Lecture: Books in the World of Things
The University of Otago, New Zealand, 1 March 2018
The Interacting with Print Multigraph is Here!
Interacting with Print: Keywords for the Age of Print Saturation has been published by the University of Chicago Press. This is a ‘multigraph’ written by a collective of 22 scholars with the help of a dedicated wiki. It’s the major output of the Interacting with Print research group, which I led from 2008-2013. Writing it …
Interacting with Print Multigraph
"A textual and visual treat of collaborative scholarship, often exciting in the way it pushes the boundaries of media history." Jon Klancher
What the Victorians Made of Romanticism Book Launch
I’ll be launching my new book What the Victorians Made of Romanticism at Blackwell’s book shop on Edinburgh’s South Bridge on 11 January at 6.30pm. Come along to hear me talk about the book, enjoy a glass of wine and buy a signed copy! Thanks to Princeton University Press for supporting the event and Blackwell’s …