Carnegie Mellon University

Jon Klancher

Jon Klancher

Associate Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies, English

Address Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue,
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 have recently completed a book on this topic, Transfiguring the Arts and Sciences: Knowledge and Cultural Institutions in the Romantic Age (Cambridge University Press, 2013). I am also 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 have edited A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age for Blackwell and 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.