Dr. Lindsey Eckert

Assistant Professor of English
English Department Profile

Lindsey Eckert graduated with her Ph.D. in English and the Collaborative Program in Book History and Print Culture from the University of Toronto. She joined the HoTT program in Fall 2018.

Her research focuses on the production, circulation, and reception of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature. From exploring publishers’ papers and authors’ correspondence to analyzing readers’ marginalia and fan mail, her research draws heavily from original archival materials. Her most recent work seeks points of connection between Book History and New Media Studies, and she has an article on this topic forthcoming in RES.

She has a growing interest in the history of bookbinding and has received training on this topic from the University of Virginia’s renowned Rare Book School. She also has received training in text encoding, digital editions, and database design from the University of Victoria’s Digital Humanities Summer Institute.

Recent publications relevant to HoTT

  • “Priscilla Wordsworth’s Pocketbooks and Interfaces of Subjectivity,” forthcoming in RES.
  • “Romanticism Bound,” forthcoming in Keats-Shelley Journal.
  • “Reading Lyric’s Form: The Written Hand in Albums and Literary Annuals,” ELH 85.4 (2018): 973-97.
  • Co-author with Julia Grandison, “The Almanac Archive: Theorizing Marginalia and ‘Duplicate’ Copies in the Digital Realm,” Digital Humanities Quarterly 10.1 (2016).
  • “‘I’ll be bound’: Clare’s ‘Don Juan,’ Literary Annuals, and the Commodification of Authorship,” Nineteenth-Century Literature 69.4 (2015): 427-54.

Recent graduate teaching relevant to HoTT

  • The Romantic-era Novel: Genres of Print Culture
  • Romanticism and the Birth of Celebrity
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