Welcome to my homepage! My name is Maximiliaan van Woudenberg. I am a College Professor of English and Communications interested in Romantic and Victorian literature, Book History, Visual and Print Culture, Digital Humanities, and Publishing with New Media (Digital Video, ebooks, etc). For more details and links please feel free to explore this site.


    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.

    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.

Last updated: 18 June 2017