Professor of English, Director of Literary and Cultural Studies Program
Department of English
Carnegie Mellon University
Baker Hall 259
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
BioMy research has focused on the British Romantic and Victorian periods, print
history, and the sociology of culture. I have recently published a book on the
emergence of new fields of knowledge in the early nineteenth century, Transfiguring
the Arts and Sciences: Knowledge and Cultural Institutions in the Romantic Age
(Cambridge University Press, Fall 2013). At present I am working on the historical
relationship of so-called "new" and "old" media in a project on book history, the
long nineteenth century, and the current debates around new media and digital
humanities. I am also author of The Making of English Reading Audiences, 1790-1832,
and related essays on Romantic-age cultural and media history, and in recent years I
have edited A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age for Blackwell and contributed to
a wide range of article collections and reference books.
- Ph.D., UCLA,
- MA, UCLA
- BA, Pitzer College
"Remediating the Art Controversy: Print and Art Authorship in the Nineteenth Century" in Outrage! Art, Controversy, and Society, ed. Richard Howells, Andreea Ritivoi, and Judith Scachter (New York: Palgrave, 2012)."Configuring Romanticism and Print Culture: The Making of English Reading Audiences in Retrospect," European Romantics Review (2012).
"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).
"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).