On Wednesday 13 November, Dr Tom Mole (University of Edinburgh; IAS Fellow, Durham), will address the Staff and Postgraduate Research Seminar. The title of his paper his:
‘Scattered Odes’ in ‘Shattered Books’: Romantic Poems in Victorian Anthologies
Tom Mole is currently Reader in English Literature and Director of the Centre for the History of the Book at the University of Edinburgh. From 2005 until July 2013 he was Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar in the Department of English at McGill University in Montreal. He specializes in the Romantic period in Britain, especially Lord Byron. His research focuses on three areas: the cultural history of celebrity, print culture and book history, and reception history. His monograph, Byron's Romantic Celebrity (Palgrave, 2007), won the Elma Dangerfield prize from the International Byron Society. Professor Mole edited Romanticism and Celebrity Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2009, paperback 2012), which brings together twelve contributors to assemble the most complete account of Romantic celebrity available. Arguing that celebrity emerged in several areas of cultural production almost simultaneously, the book includes case studies from literature and the theatre, music and visual culture, fashion and boxing.The seminar will be chaired by Professor Michael O’Neill and take place in Hallgarth House seminar room at 4:30, followed by drinks in The Victoria.