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Dr. Sarah Bull

Assistant Professor
DepartmentEnglish
EducationB.A. (Winnipeg), M.A. and Ph.D (Simon Fraser)
Areas of ExpertiseMy research focuses on the history of the book, primarily in the nineteenth century. My first major research project, supported by a Wellcome Research Fellowship at the University of Cambridge, focused on the history of publishing medical books on sexual health in nineteenth-century Britain, amid rising anxieties about the production and consumption of sexually detailed reading material. I have published on aspects of this history in Book History, the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, and Victorian Review, and am completing a book, 'The Business of Sexual Knowledge: Medical Publishing and Obscenity in Victorian Britain'. My next major project looks at a constellation of nineteenth-century textual production and reproduction practices associated with the term 'book-making'.

Brief list of topics/specializations:
Nineteenth-century literature and culture; print culture and the history of the book; media archaeology; machine reading and writing; law and literature (especially in the areas of censorship and intellectual property); history of modern medicine and sexuality.