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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.