Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
106 Bryan Hall
Office Hours: By appointment.
19th C British, Book History, Digital Humanities
Book Traces: Nineteenth-Century Readers and the Future of the Library, University of Pennsylvania Press, January 2021.
Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation, co-auth. with the Multigraph Collective. University of Chicago Press, 2018.
Anger, Revolution, and Romanticism, Cambridge University Press, 2005
Editions and Edited Collections
"Romanticism, Now and Then," co-ed Bruce Holsinger, New Literary History 49:4 (2018)
Virtual Victorians: Networks, Connections, Technologies, co ed. Veronica Alfano. Palgrave, 2015.
Robert Browning's Poetry, co-ed. James Loucks (W.W. Norton, 2007)
H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure (Broadview, 2006)
- Pinetree Distinguished Fellowship, Advanced Research Collaborative, CUNY, 2014-15
- NYPL Short-Term Research Fellowship, 2013-14
- ACLS Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship, 2006-07
- National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 2003-04
- Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship, 2003
- Huntington Library Mellon Short-Term Fellowship, 2001
- Gilder Lehrman Fellowship, New-York Historical Society, 2001
- Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Strategic Planning Grant, for Book Traces (co-PI, with Kristin Jensen), 2019-2020
- CLIR Hidden Collections Grant (co-PI, with Kara McClurken, UVa Library), 2015-17
- NEH Institutes for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities: Evaluating Digital Scholarship, 2011-13
- Google Digital Humanities Awards (for Juxta software development), 2010, 2011
- “The Date-Stamped Book,” The Unfinished Book, eds. Alexandra Gillespie and Deidre Lynch. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021, 397-411.
- “Loves What Vanishes: Romantic Textuality and the Making of Byron,” Studies in Romanticism 59 (Winter 2020): 461-73.
- “An Image in Lava: Annotation, Sentiment, and the Traces of Nineteenth-Century Reading,” PMLA 134:1 (January 2019), 81-98.
- “Dark Prometheus: Byron’s Manfred and the Last Infirmity of Evil,” Romantic Circles Praxis, "On the 200th Anniversary of Lord Byron's Manfred," ed. Omar Miranda (2019).
- “Fourteen New Letters by Lord Byron,” (co-auth. Adam Friedgen), Keats-Shelley Journal 66 (2017), 37-54.
- “The Goblin Men and the Flower Girl: New Sources for ‘Goblin Market,’” Victorian Poetry 56:1 (2018), 47-58.
- “My Old Sweethearts: On Digitization and the Future of the Print Record,” Debates in the DigitalHumanities, ed. Matthew Gold. University of Minnesota Press, 2016.
- “Byron’s Lyrics and the Politics of Publication,” Byron: The Poetry of Politics and the Politics of Poetry, ed. Roderick Beaton and Christine Kenyon Jones (Ashgate: Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College London, 2016), 24-31.
- “Lord Byron’s Greek Air: Rediscovering a Regency Lyric,” The Regency Revisited, ed. Timothy Fulford and Michael Sinatra (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), 146-58.
- “Speaking with the Dead: The Séance Diary of William Michael Rossetti,” Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies 24 (Spring 2015), 35-43.
- “Poetry, Romanticism, and the Practice of Nineteenth-Century Books,” Nineteenth-Century Contexts 34:5 (December 2012), 411-26.
- “The Nineteenth Century Archive in the Digital Age,” European Romantic Review 23:3 (June 2012), 335-41
- .“Hemans by the Book,” European Romantic Review 22:3 (June 2011), 373-80.
- “Evidence and Interpretation in the Digital Age: Searching Engines, Reading Machines,” Victorian Studies 54:1 (2011), 63-8.
- “Lord Byron’s Poetry,” The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Romanticism, ed. Frederick Burwick, Nancy Moore Goslee, and Diane Long Hoeveler. (Blackwell, 2011).
- “Digital Scholarly Resources for the Study of Victorian Literature and Culture,” Victorian Literature and Culture 39 (2011), 293-303.
- “The Germ,” The Cambridge Companion to the Pre-Raphaelites, ed. Elizabeth Prettejon (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012), 76-88.
- “Sardanapalus, Spectacle, and the Empire State,” Byron and the Politics of Freedom and Terror, ed. Piya Pal-Lipinski and Matthew Green (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), 33-46.
- “Legends of the Mummy Paper,” Printing History n.s. 8 (July 2010), 11-16.
- “The Lost World of Paper: Rider Haggard’s Pulp,” She: Explorations into a Romance, ed. Tania Zulli. Studi di Anglistica 20 (Aracne Editrice, 2010).
- “The Career of Byron’s ‘To the Po,’” Keats-Shelley Journal 57 (2008), 108-27.
- “Two Re-discovered Byron Letters,” Byron Journal 36:2 (2008), 143-6.
- “Childe Roland’s Literate Despair,” Reading, Writing and the Influence of Harold Bloom, ed. Alan Rawes and Jonathon Shears (Manchester Univ. Press, 2010), 103-16.
- “Rooms of His Own: Byron’s Italian Property Search,” Times Literary Supplement (16/05/08), 15.
- “The First Printing of a Byron Poem in America,” Notes & Queries 55:1 (March 2008), 31-2.
- “Ruins of Paper: Dickens and the Necropolitan Archive,”Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net, ed. Jerome McGann (January 2008).
- President, Byron Society of America (2013 - )
- Director, Book Traces project (2014 - )
- Associate Editor, Victorian Literature and Culture series, University of Virginia Press (2014 - )
- Director, NINES: Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-century Electronic Scholarship (2008 - 2018)