Last updated on 14 January 2017
Welcome to my homepage! I am a College Professor of English and Communications interested in Romantic and Victorian literature, Book History, Visual and Print Culture, Digital Humanities, and New Media Publishing. For more details and links please feel free to explore this site.
14 January 2017
I was quite pleased to find out today about the positive reception of my recent article in The Library: The Transactions of the Bibliographical Society as among the most-read articles during December 2016.
29 November 2016
Lucky enough to have a friend offer some tickets to see Peter Hook and the Light at the Danforth. Another great show, playing first a set of New Order tunes from Substance: Blue Monday obviously and Bizarre Love Triangle and then a second full set of Joy Division, including, Warsaw and naturally, Digital--for almost three hours!
04 November 2016
Went to see one of my favourite bands at the Danforth in Toronto this week: Primal Scream. Great show. Click here for a live video of Loaded.
15 - 18 September 2016
Had an amazing time at presenting at The Gothic Galaxy conference hosted by the beautiful and oldest European University of Bologna. Many thanks to Maurizio Ascari, Serena Baiesi, and Diego Saglia, for organising this interesting event with such wonderful delegates.
15 September 2016
I was delighted and surprised today to see my article on 'The Göttingen Library Borrowings of English Matriculants, 1798-1801' selected as the Editor's Choice in the current issue of in The Library: The Transactions of the Bibliographical Society. Many thanks to the editors, Dr. William Poole and Dr. James Willougby for their efforts with this piece (especially with the formatting of the appendix!).
31 July - 05 August 2016
It was a great experience to take Terry Belanger's amazing course on Book Illustration Processes to 1900 at the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. Truly an indescribable experience! Terry's knowledge and collections of illustrations is unsurpassed and gave me a whole new way of looking at (pun intended) and understanding illustrations. We even made our own etchings and wood engravings! (in my case badly!, but it was fun). I highly recommend this course, but be forewarned: you must adhere to "the Rules!" :).
18 - 22 July 2016
My first time at a SHARP conference where I presented a paper on illustrations and visual cultures at the SHARP 2016: Languages of the Book / Les langues du Livre Conference in Paris. I really enjoyed the cross-collaborartive atmosphere with scholars, librarians, booksellers, collecters, etc., and learned a lot. Looking forward to going to the next one soon.
30 June 2016
Had a wonderful time with Drs. Anthony Mandal, Lisa Stead and Megen de Bruin-Molé, participating in the Cardiff Book Talk series on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Read the review by Caleb Sivyer here.