MemberJaleen Grove

…“From Dark to Light: Illuminating the Critically Missing History of Illustration.” York University and Seneca College, Toronto. March 6, 2016….
…The History of Illustration ProjectI am a founder of this grassroots collective (92 members) devoted to furthering Illustration History and illustrators’ education. In 2012 with Whitney Sherman (MICA) I conducted a survey about the need for a book on the history of illustration and its form and content. This led to my editing of The History of Illustration (Bloomsbury, 2017), 648 pp, with Sherman and Susan Doyle (RISD). It will be the first college textbook on the subject, comprising contributions from over 40 experts writing 29 chapters. Although weighted to American and European works, it surveys illustration from prehistory to present around the world and introduces key issues and theories relating to the visual culture and communication of illustration. The Illustration Research Network, International Illustration Research Symposia, and Journal of IllustrationIn 2011 I began collaborating with the Il…
…BooksA Cultural Trade: Continentalism and Canadian Illustration, 1880-1960. In progress; based on dissertation.History of Illustration. Edited by Susan Doyle, Jaleen Grove, and Whitney Sherman (Fairchild Books/Bloomsbury, January 2018). 648 pp.Oscar Cahén: Life and Work (Toronto: Art Canada Institute, September 2015). e-book; print edition 120 pp.Walter Haskell Hinton, Illustrator of the Popular American West (Knoxville: Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, 2010). 88 pp. Book Chapters“Oscar Cahén: The Early Years” and “Oscar Cahén’s Vulgar Modernism,” In Oscar Cahén (Beaverbrook, 2017).“Crossing the Line: Canadian Satire of the Pretty Girl North and South of the 49th Parallel.”  In The History of Graphic Satire in Canada, From the Colonial Period to the Onset of the Cold War, edited by Dominic Hardy, Annie Gérin, Lora Senechal Carney (McGill-Queens University Press, forthcoming).“T…

My research area is the history of illustration, with a focus on Canada and the United States, 1840-present. Naturally this expands into visual culture, art history, history of the book, and periodical studies. I am also interested in Early Modern print, and I my background before academia was in fine art and graphic design practice.

MemberChristopher Lukasik

Christopher J. Lukasik is a Provost’s Fellow for Fulbright Faculty Awards and an Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Purdue University, specializing on the literary and visual cultural history of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Atlantic world. He has received over fifteen fellowships, including long-term awards from the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Senior Scholar Program, the American Antiquarian Society, the Boston University Humanities Foundation, the Purdue Research Foundation, and the Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture at the University of Virginia. He has presented over 90 papers on three continents and his work has been published in over a dozen journals. He is the author of Discerning Characters: The Culture of Appearance in Early America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011) and he is currently working on a new book project entitled The Image in the Text: Intermediality, Illustration, and Nineteenth-Century American Literature.

MemberMichael John Goodman

Michael John Goodman received his PhD in English Literature form Cardiff University in February 2017. His thesis, ‘Illustrating Shakespeare: Practice, Theory and the Digital Humanities’ explored how digital technology can be used to make sense of historical (specifically Victorian) illustrations of Shakespeare’s plays. The project saw the launch of the Victorian Illustrated Shakespeare Archive, an online open access resource that contains over 3000 illustrations taken from Victorian editions of Shakespeare’s plays. In January 2017, Digital Arts Magazine named the archive as one of the top nine on the web for free historical images and Michael has also worked with the BBC to create a short video about the project for social media. Open Culture, Lit Hub, and Fine Books Magazine, amongst others, have also written about the project. You can learn more about the archive in an interview Michael did with arts and culture website, Hyperallergic. The Archive has also been used in secondary schools at Key Stage 4 to teach Romeo and Juliet to GCSE students. A founding member of Forms of Innovation (an AHRC-funded collaborative project that investigated the interplay between technology and literature), Michael also designed the website Women in Trousers: A Visual Archive, and is on the advisory board of the Wellcome Trust-funded ‘Science Humanities’ initiative at Cardiff University. He was the Research Associate on Cardiff University’s Digital Cultures Network and the GW4 Remediating the Archive Project Fellow. Michael has written for The Conversation, the Education section in the Western Mail newspaper and has appeared on the BBC Radio Wales Arts Show talking about Shakespeare and national identity. Michael has peer reviewed and written reviews for the journals the History of Education and the Journal of British Studies. He is currently writing his first monograph which will explore how the digital can help students and the general public engage meaningfully with the humanities. ​

MemberJeremiah Mercurio

I currently serve as Head of Humanities & History in the Columbia University Libraries. Previously, I held positions as a librarian and faculty member at Fairfield University and Haverford College. My doctoral dissertation, completed at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, focused on the role of language and fantasy in Anglophone Decadent fiction and illustration. My scholarly interests include Decadent literature and art, book studies, literary doodling, comparative media studies, and Appalachian literature.

MemberNicole Ford Burley

My primary field of interest is medieval art, with a particular focus on representations of scholastic thought. My current project examines the use of cosmological imagery in pavements in 11th- through 13th-century architecture, with a particular eye to the influence of scientific diagrams on floor decoration. More generally, I am interested in the intersection of secular and sacred in art throughout the Middle Ages, and in using such relationships to better understand medieval culture.