HoTT Faculty


lugosi2.jpgHoTT 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 BourusProfessor of Theatre
    Print and performance of early modern drama; bibliography and editing.
  • Anne ColdironProfessor of English
    Late-Medieval and Renaissance literature with specializations in French-English literary relations, translation, and early printing.
  • François Dupuigrenet-DesroussillesProfessor 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. GantsAssociate 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. GontarskiRobert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English
    Twentieth-century Irish studies and European Modernism with specializations in contemporary publishing trends and performance theory.
  • John V. NancePost-doctorral Fellow in English
    Bibliography and editing.
  • Gary TaylorChair 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 WaltersHarry F. Williams Professor of Modern Languages
    Medieval and Renaissance French literature with special interest in literature in its manuscript context.

Affiliated Faculty

  • Denise BookwalterAssistant Professor of Art
  • Francis CairnsProfessor of Classics
    Medieval and Renaissance Latin literature
  • Bryan J. CuevasAssociate Professor of Religion
    Tibetan and Buddhist texts
  • Nancy de GrummondM. Lynette Thompson Professor of Classics
    Etruscan Text Technology
  • Leigh H. EdwardsAssociate 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 FaulkAssociate Professor of English
    Critical theory and late nineteenth and twentieth century popular culture, with particular emphasis on music
  • Kristie S. FleckensteinProfessor of English
    Visual literacy and composition pedagogy
  • Paula Gerson Emerita Professor of Art History
    Medieval art and architecture.
  • Keith HowardAssistant Professor of Modern Languages
    Early Modern Spanish-Italian interactions
  • David Johnson Professor of English
    Old English, Latin, and Germanic textuality
  • Stephanie LeitchAssociate Professor of Art History
    Early Modern prints
  • Dennis MooreAssociate Professor of English
    Literature and culture of eighteenth-century America and U.S. literature to 1900 as well as African American literature
  • Mary PohlEmerita and Laura Jepsen Professor of Anthropology
    Mesoamerican writing systems
  • Robert RomanchukAssociate Professor of Modern Languages
    Medieval Slavic
  • Silvia ValisaAssistant Professor of Modern Languages
    Nineteenth-century Italian publishing
  • Eric WalkerProfessor of English
    British Romantic textuality
  • Lauren S. WeingardenAssociate Professor of Art History
    Modernist word and image
  • Jimmy YuAssistant Professor of Religion
    History and ethnography of religions
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