Nineteenth-century American literature, reception theory, publishing history, Google Books, genre, African American literature, swimming, making things, armchair analysis of public discourse on the Internet.
Poetry in English, especially post-’45 African, British, and Irish
Postcolonial / global anglophone / world literature
African studies, particularly Nigeria
Book and publishing history
Religion and globalization
Retired archivist, formerly at the Tamiment Library. NYU, from 1989-2012, specializing in left and communist history.
I am a self-employed, independent scholar with a PhD (History) from Canada’s York University, with a long history of trade and academic publishing.
I am a historian with interests in Atlantic history, British imperial history, and Caribbean studies. My work has focused on the histories and legacies of slavery in the Americas, mainly on slave societies in the British Caribbean. My particular area of expertise is the history of colonial settlers and slaveholders, and I have published work on the social and cultural history of the Jamaican planter class. My new book, Slavery and Revolution: Simon Taylor’s Jamaica and the Transformation of the British Empire, is due to be published by Oxford University Press in 2018.
My teaching and research interests lie in the history of western Europe in the early and high Middle Ages. To date, my work has focused on themes of kingship and governance with an emphasis on the role of ritual and symbolic display. I recently published a new biography of King Æthelred ‘the Unready’, which was awarded the Longman-History Today prize for best ‘scholarly but accessible’ book. Future projects include a study of forgery and historical memory in western Europe at the turn of the first millennium, to be published by Princeton University Press; a popular history of the Normans, to be published by John Murray; and an edition of the Anglo-Saxon charters from continental houses.
My work relates to two principal themes or research interests. I work on the history of English law in the central middle ages, and have published and spoken on the cultural and social history of law, as well as one specific legal texts. I also work on the cultural and social history of religion, and have worked on both Benedictine monasticism and the work and impact of the episcopate.
John Randolph is a specialist in the intellectual and cultural history of the Russian Empire. His interests include the histories of literature, communication, and transportation. Currently, John is a faculty sponsor of the University of Illinois’s SourceLab initiative, a digital publishing program that sits at the intersection of DH, documentary editing, and classroom education.
My passions include teaching and Slovakia–a strange combination that has afforded me experience teaching at the secondary level in Slovakia and has led me to complete my Ph.D. in East Central European History in order to publish and teach at the university level. Dr. Manor Mullins earned her Ph.D. at the University of Washington in 2013. A Fulbright Scholar, she conducted research for her dissertation in Kosice, Slovakia, the city where she lived and worked for 7 years. Her published work focuses on the history of Kosice and eastern Slovakia’s experience during the turning points of Czechoslovakia’s postwar history (1948, 1968 and 1989).
Director of the University of Minnesota Press and acquiring editor for projects in digital culture and social theory, including the series Electronic Mediations and Posthumanities. Interested in issues of scholarly communication, publishing, academic culture, and cultural history.