I’m proud to be joining Durham University in August as Principal of Van Mildert College and Professor of English Literature and Book History. I’m very much looking forward to working with the many remarkable students and colleagues in this vibrant community. More information is available here.
Paul Hudson interviewed me as part of the Portobello Book Festival 2020
"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 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’. The award was announced at the SHARP conference in Sydney on 12 July 2018. The winning book was Eric Marshall White’s Editio Princeps: A History of the Gutenberg Bible.
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 the unabashed pleasure they take from their subject, one that gives their prose the feel of a personal tutorial with that rare breed of tutor whose passion makes you want to study whatever they’re teaching.’ The review appears in JEBS 12 (2017), 87-89.