Associate Professor of English
BioMy 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,
- MA, 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).