Associate Professor of English and Literary and Cultural Studies, English
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
My research has focused on the British Romantic and Victorian periods, print history, and the sociology of culture. I am especially interested in the emergence of new fields of knowledge in the early nineteenth century and am completing a book on this topic, Transfiguring “Arts & Sciences”: Knowledge Fields and Cultural Institutions in the Romantic Age. I am also working on the historical relationship of so-called “new” and “old” media in my courses and research on book history, the long nineteenth century, and the current debates around new media and digital humanities. I have edited A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age for Blackwell and have contributed to a wide range of collections and reference books. I am also author of The Making of English Reading Audiences 1790-1832 and related essays on Romantic-age cultural and media history.
- Ph.D., UCLA
- M.A., UCLA
- BA, Pitzer College
- “Wild Bibliography: The Rise and Fall of Book History in Nineteenth-Century Britain,” Bookish Histories: Literature and Commercial Modernity 1700-1850, ed. Ina Ferris and Paul Keen (New York: Palgrave, 2009): 19-41.
- “Discriminations, or Romantic Cosmopolitanism in London,” in Romantic Metropolis: The Urban Scene of British Culture, 1780-1840, eds. James Chandler and Kevin Gilmartin (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006) pp. 165-84.
- “British Romantic Criticism,” The Johns Hopkins Guide to Criticism and Theory, Second Edition (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2004).