Renaissance Spanish Lit., Scientific prose, Women writers, Early modern book culture
…o-dirigé par Geneviève De Viveiros et Ruth-Ellen St. Onge ” in Revue française d’histoire du livre, décembre 2015.
St. Onge, Ruth-Ellen.“A banquet for Alphonse Lemerre, the poets’ publisher.” Mémoires du livre /Studies in Book Culture, vol. 3, no. 1, 2011. URL: http://www.erudit.org/revue/memoires/2011/v3/n1/1007580ar.html?vue=resume
“Ray Fawkes’s Formal and Stylistic Shifts in the Field of Comic Book Production.” The Canadian Alt…
Pronouns: she/her/hers I am a first generation PhD and librarian from a working-class settler family in Northern Ontario, Canada. I lived in Toronto for several years before relocating to the United States in 2015 in order to join the curatorial staff at Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. During my graduate studies, I worked at the rare book library and research centre, Joseph Sablé Centre for 19th Century French Studies, and taught undergraduate French as a Second Language and French Cultural Studies courses in the Department of French at the University of Toronto. My interdisciplinary doctoral dissertation focused on publishers of poetry in 19th century France and entailed several summers of conducting research at the Bibliothèque nationale de France and at the Archives départementales de l’Orne. My current research has shifted towards the study of contemporary graphic novels and comic book culture and to special collections librarianship.
Romanticism, Book History, Print Culture, Cultural History of Celebrity.
Transnational Americas, Popular Culture, Cultural Studies, comic books, music, collection, sound studies, identity
I am a historian of Habsburg Central Europe and its imperial entanglements across internal and external borders (1450–1800). I specialize in the study of administrative institutions, scribal practices, book cultures, military conflicts, and material culture. I have published articles and chapters on costume books, arms and armor, dress and identity, Habsburg-Ottoman diplomacy, and the circulation of information on city streets and at imperial courts. I have also worked in several international and local museums with whom I continue to maintain strong ties. In both teaching and research, I seek to combine perspectives from art history with a primary-source-based historical method rooted in both Continental and Anglo-American traditions. Research: I am currently writing a monograph entitled Paper Portraits of Empire: Habsburg Albums from the German House in Constantinople, 1568–1593. The book examines what it meant to be a “Habsburg subject” in the Early Modern period by exploring how a displaced group of men from across Habsburg-ruled territories interacted with one another through their production of a unique set of texts and images. The book brings archival sources together with over 50 manuscripts containing painted images, decorative papers, and friendship albums (alba amicorum) from the Habsburg ambassador’s residence in Constantinople. It engages with debates on the origins of visual archetypes and identification practices in zones of layered sovereignty, as well as questions of deterritorialization and imperial belonging. It also draws on network analysis and the tools of digital humanities to raise further questions on cross-border social relations, human mobility, and the circulation of objects. This project has been generously funded by the Institute for Advanced Study at CEU (2017–18) and the Gerda Henkel Stifftung (2018–). Teaching: I teach courses on Habsburg history in the longue durée (institutional, political, and cultural history); art history and material culture of the long early modern period (1450–1800); and post-imperial memory politics in public history (19th–21st centuries). I am happy to supervise M.A. and Ph.D. students in these and related subfields.
History of Cartography, Book History, Early Modern Visual Culture, Transatlantic Studies
Independent scholar working on interwar feminist middlebrow fiction. Freelance professional book indexer for books on English literature, drama, history, cultural studies, women’s and LGBT studies.
digital humanities, scholarly communication, nineteenth-century American literature and culture, book history
Digital Humanities, Digital Pedagogy; Early Modern drama and literary studies; theatre, book, popular culture history.
Eighteenth-Century Literature, Women Writers, Book History and Bibliography, Digital Humanities, Periodicals, Material Culture