Fall, 2017: Co-director of the English Honors Program; office hours by appointment. Most weeks, you can also find me in the mezzanine of Harrison College House at around 8pm.
Michael Gamer is author of Romanticism and the Gothic: Genre, Reception, and Canon Formation (Cambridge, 2000) and Romanticism, Self-Canonization, and the Business of Poetry (Cambridge, 2017). He is currently at work on A History of British Theatre: Staged Conflicts, under contract with Blackwell-Wiley Publishing. He is 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).
He works on collaboration and is fond of collaborative work, which has included a book (with the Multigraph Collective), Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation (Chicago, 2017); an edition (with Dahlia Porter), Lyrical Ballads 1798 and 1800 (Broadview, 2008); and anthology (with Jeffrey Cox), The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Drama (Broadview, 2003), an edited collection (with Diego Saglia) The Bloomsbury Cultural History of Tragedy, Volume 5 (forthcoming), and (with Laura Mandell) a special issue of Romanticism on the Net way back in 1996.
Essays on poetic collections, gender and performance, the novel, pornography, print culture, authorship, and dramas of spectacle have appeared in MLQ, PMLA, Novel, ELH, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Studies in Romanticism, and other journals. Written with Terry Robinson, "Mary Robinson and the Dramatic Art of the Comeback"won the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association 2010 prize for best article. He is recipient of the Ira Abrams, Lindback, College of General Studies, David Delaura, and Alan Filreis awards for distinguished teaching.