Fall, 2017: Co-director of the English Honors Program and Coordinator of the Junior Research Seminar, English 200; office hours by appointment. Most weeks, you can also find me in the mezzanine of Harrison College House at around 8pm.
Michael Gamer is Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of Romanticism and the Gothic: Genre, Reception, and Canon Formation (Cambridge, 2000) and Romanticism, Self-Canonization, and the Business of Poetry (Cambridge, 2017), Associate Editor of the journal EIR: Essays in Romanticism, and editor of Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto (Penguin, 2002) and Charlotte Smith's Manon L'Escaut and the Romance of Real Life (Pickering and Chatto, 2005). Essays on poetic collections, the Gothic, book history, Jane Austen, dramas of spectacle, gender and performance, periodicals, It-narratives, the novel, print culture, authorship, and pornography have appeared in MLQ, PMLA, Novel, ELH, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Studies in Romanticism, and other journals. He is recipient of the Ira Abrams, Lindback, College of General Studies, David Delaura, and Alan Filreis awards for distinguished teaching.
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He is fond of collaborative work, which has included a book (Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in the Age of Print Saturation, 1700-1900, Chicago, 2018); an edition (Lyrical Ballads 1798 and 1800, Broadview, 2008); an anthology (The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Period Theatre, Broadview, 2003); and an edited collection (A Cultural History of Tragedy, Vol. 5, Bloomsbury, forthcoming). Written with Terry Robinson, "Mary Robinson and the Dramatic Art of the Comeback" won the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association 2010 prize for best article. Current projects and collaborations include a monograph (A Print History of British Theatre: Staged Conflicts), a scholarly edition (The Works of Ann Radcliffe, with Angela Wright), and a digital database (The English Playbill Project, with Scott Enderle).