HoTT brings together faculty in English, History, Information Sciences, Modern Languages, and Religion, among others. Incorporating new faculty hires (made possible in 2007–2009 by the competitive cluster-hiring initiative of Pathways of Excellence), HoTT builds on existing excellence in Text Technologies at FSU. The program focuses chiefly on the history of text and textual communities in Western Europe, especially in the related literatures and cultures of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain over the last two millennia. In this lengthy story of how texts have evolved and have transformed cultures—from tablet to roll to book to computer and from inscription to handwriting to print to digitization—our focus is on textual production, transmission, transformation, and reception. In our teaching and research, we recognize that new technologies are crucial tools for studying older technologies.
- Terri Bourus — Professor of Theatre
Print and performance of early modern drama; bibliography and editing.
- Anne Coldiron — Professor of English
Late-Medieval and Renaissance literature with specializations in French-English literary relations, translation, and early printing.
- François Dupuigrenet-Desroussilles — Professor of Religion
History and ethnography of religion with a research focus on the history of the Christian Bible in Medieval and early modern Europe, and religious visual poetry of the Baroque era.
- David L. Gants — Associate Professor of English
Descriptive and analytical bibliography; the history of the book with specialization in the evolution of the book trade from 1450–1700 to the current digital transformation.
- S.E. Gontarski — Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English
Twentieth-century Irish studies and European Modernism with specializations in contemporary publishing trends and performance theory.
- John V. Nance — Post-doctorral Fellow in English
Bibliography and editing.
- Gary Taylor — Chair of the Department of English & George Matthew Edgar Professor of English
Founding director of the History of Text Technologies Program, whose specialties include editorial theory, printed and manuscript texts of early modern drama, and the history of publishing.
- Lori Walters — Harry F. Williams Professor of Modern Languages
Medieval and Renaissance French literature with special interest in literature in its manuscript context.
- Denise Bookwalter — Assistant Professor of Art
- Francis Cairns — Professor of Classics
Medieval and Renaissance Latin literature
- Bryan J. Cuevas — Associate Professor of Religion
Tibetan and Buddhist texts
- Nancy de Grummond — M. Lynette Thompson Professor of Classics
Etruscan Text Technology
- Leigh H. Edwards — Associate Professor of English
Media studies, with particular emphasis on television and music and American literature and popular culture from the 19th century to the present
- Barry Faulk — Associate Professor of English
Critical theory and late nineteenth and twentieth century popular culture, with particular emphasis on music
- Kristie S. Fleckenstein — Professor of English
Visual literacy and composition pedagogy
- Paula Gerson — Emerita Professor of Art History
Medieval art and architecture.
- Keith Howard — Assistant Professor of Modern Languages
Early Modern Spanish-Italian interactions
- David Johnson — Professor of English
Old English, Latin, and Germanic textuality
- Stephanie Leitch — Associate Professor of Art History
Early Modern prints
- Dennis Moore — Associate Professor of English
Literature and culture of eighteenth-century America and U.S. literature to 1900 as well as African American literature
- Mary Pohl — Emerita and Laura Jepsen Professor of Anthropology
Mesoamerican writing systems
- Robert Romanchuk — Associate Professor of Modern Languages
- Silvia Valisa — Assistant Professor of Modern Languages
Nineteenth-century Italian publishing
- Eric Walker — Professor of English
British Romantic textuality
- Lauren S. Weingarden — Associate Professor of Art History
Modernist word and image
- Jimmy Yu — Assistant Professor of Religion
History and ethnography of religions