I teach the novel, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British and occasionally French culture, gender, and book history.
My books include How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain (Princeton UP, 2012) and The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel (Cambridge UP, 2000). I also edited Unpacking my Library: Writers and their Books (Yale UP, 2011); Literary Secretaries/Secretarial Culture (with Pamela Thurschwell); and (with Seth Lerer) a special issue of PMLA on The History of the Book and the Idea of Literature.
In progress: Out of Print: Reading After Paper. I am curious about what you read, where you read, when you read, how you read (sitting or standing? in public or private? on paper or plastic? by purchase or loan or hand-me-down or gift?),
- Join the Humanities Center research seminar on the History of the Book (convened by me, Ann Blair, Alex Csiszar and Robert Darnton).
- Sign up to be notified of Boston-area book history events, or browse resources for Book history @ Harvard.
- Explore videos, reading suggestions, and an exhibit from two Radcliffe conferences, Why Books and Take Note.