Date of Birth: July 22, l937

Married: (1960, to Anne Lanni); three children (born 1963, 1965, 1967)


B.S., LeMoyne College, 1959

M.A., Syracuse University, 1962

Ph.D., Yale University, 1966


University of Chicago: Assistant Professor, 1966-69; Associate Professor, 1969-72; Professor, 1972-75

Johns Hopkins University: Professor, 1975-80

Bread Loaf School of English: summers, 1978-80

California Institute of Technology: Dreyfuss Professor of Humanities, 1980-1986

University of Southern California: Adjunct Professor of English, 1983-86

University of Virginia:Commonwealth Professor, 1986-93; John Stewart Bryan University Professor, 1993-

Royal Holloway College, U. of London: The Thomas Holloway Professor of Victorian Studies, 1999-2002

University of California, Berkeley: Research Fellow, 2007-


Director, Literature Program: California Institute of Technology, 1980-1986

Director, International Conference on Textual Studies and Literary Interpretation: Caltech 198

Director, International Conference on Historical Studies and Literary Criticism: Caltech, 1984

Co-Designer (with Steve Cushman), Introduction to Literary Studies Course (basic gateway course for the UVA English major): University of Virginia, 1993

Co-Founder (with Edward Ayers, Alan Batson, Kendon Stubbs, William Wolf), Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities: University of Virginia, 1993-

Director, Center for Cultural Change: University of Virginia, 1995

Founder and Director, MA Program in Victorian Media and Culture: Royal Holloway College, U. of London, 1999-2005

Co-Founder (with Johanna Drucker): Speculative Computing Laboratory (SPECLAB) , University of Virginia, 2001-

Founder and Project Director: ARP (Applied Research in 'Patacriticism) , U. of Virginia, 2003-

Founder and Director: NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship , 2003-2008

Executive Board: NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship , 2003-


American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Philosophical Society

Fulbright Fellow, 1965-66

Fels Foundation Fellow, 1965-66

American Philosophical Society Fellow, 1967, summer

Guggenheim Fellow, 1970-71, 1976-77

Melville Cane Award, American Poetry Society, 1973, for Swinburne as "The Year's Best Critical Book about Poetry."

NEH Fellow, 1975-76, 1987-89, 2003-2006

Byron Society, Distinguished Scholar Award, 1989

Distinguished Scholar Award from the Keats-Shelley Association of America, 1989

Fellow, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, 1992- 93; Associate Fellow, 1993-

Wilbur Cross Medal, Yale University Graduate School, 1994

Beckman Visiting Professor, U. of California/Berkeley, 1994

President, Society for Textual Scholarship, 1995-1997

Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, University of Chicago, 1996

Avalon Visiting Professor, Northwestern U., fall 1997

Getty Foundation Research Award, 3 years from 1999

Senior Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, U. of London, 1999-

Senior Research Fellow, University College, London University, 2000-

Richard W. Lyman Award for Distinguished Contributions to Humanities Computing, National Humanities Center, 2002 (first award reciptient)

Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award, 2002

James Russell Lowell Award (from the Modern Language Association) for Radiant Textuality as the Most Distinguished Scholarly Book of the Year, 2002

ACLS Committee on Cyberinfrastructure2004-2006

President, Society for Critical Exchange, 2005-6

Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, University of Athens, 2009

Senior Research Fellow, U. of California, Berkeley 2009-

CRASSH Program Visiting Fellow, King's College, Cambridge U. 2015

Richard J. Finneran Award, Society for Textual Scholarship (A New Republic of Letters the Outstanding Book of 2014 devoted to Editorial Theory) 2015

James W. Gargano Award from the Poe Society of America for the outstanding essay on Poe published in 2014 "'The Bells,' Performance, and the Politics of Poetry" 2015

Thomas Jefferson Award, University of Virginia 2017


The Alexander Lectures, University of Toronto, Spring 1986: "Adverse Wheels: The Truth Functions of Poetic Discourse" (in part published as Social Values and Poetic Acts.

"The Text in Crisis" (series of three lectures delivered at U. of Texas, Austin, fall 1987).

The Clark Lectures, Trinity College, Cambridge, Lent term, 1988: "Towards a Literature of Knowledge" (published by Oxford U. Press, 1989).

The William Ives Carpenter Lectures, U. of Chicago, May, 1988 ("Towards a Literature of Knowledge").

The Beckman Lectures, U. of California (Berkeley), spring 1991 ("The Black Riders: Poetry and the Graphic Arts from William Morris to the Present").

The Lansdowne Lectures, U. of Victoria (British Columbia), fall 1994 ("Sentimental Poetry as a Revolution in Poetic Style").

The Patten Lectures, Indiana University, fall 1995 ("Radiant Textuality").

The Byron Foundation Lecture, U. of Nottingham, spring 1998 ("Wordsworth and Byron").

The Jantz Memorial Lecture, Oberlin College, spring 1998 ("Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Embodiment of Knowledge").

The Hulme Lecture, U. Of London, winter, 1999 ("Dante and Rossetti: Art, Ritual, Pastiche, Fate")

The Hilldale Lecture, U. of Wisconsin, spring 2002 ("The Gutenberg Variations")

The James Murray Brown Lectures, U. of Aberdeen, winter, 2007 ("Experimental Writing in the Nineteenth-Century")

The Royal Society of Edinburgh, March, 2007 ("Philology in a New Key")

The McKenzie Lecture (Oxford), February 2009 ("Information Technology and the Transmission of Culture")

The CERES Lecture, The Catholic University of Brussels, March, 2009 ("Philology in a New Key. Humane Studies in Digital Space")

The Robert Creeley Lecture, SUNY Buffalo, April 2017 ("Reading Poetry")


The Byron Society (Board of Directors)

Keats-Shelley Association

Modern Language Association

Society for Textual Scholarship (Board of Directors)

The Tennyson Society

The Powys Society

North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR)

The Thomas Lovell Beddoes Society

North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA)

Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) (Advisory Board)

Victorian Poetry Network (VPN) (Advisory Board

Rare Book School (RBS) (Advisory Board)


Studies in English Literature

The Byron Journal

Critical Inquiry

Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies

Keats-Shelley Journal


University of Mississippi Studies in English

University of Hartford Studies in Literature

English Literary History

General Editor (18th-20th centuries): Garland English Texts

Victorian's Institute Journal

New Literary History

General Editor: Virginia Victorian Studies

Cambridge Studies in Romanticism

Postmodern Culture

Victorian Literature and Culture

Society for the Study of Romanticism

Critical Theory (Amsterdam)

Critical Texts


Modern Language Quarterly

Robert Duncan Edition (Editorial Board)

Nineteenth Century Contexts

Studies in Browning and his Circle

Romantic Chronology


J. M. Whistler Correspondence Project (Editorial Board)

Topics in Humanities Computing (Editorial Board)

Board of Literary Advisers, Electronic Literature Organization

Advisory Board, Cambridge Edition of Jane Austen

Editorial Advisory Board, ImageText

Editorial Advisory Board, Broadview Press

Editorial Advisory Board, John Clare Society Journal

Editorial Advisory Board, Rice University Digital Press

Editorial Advisory Board, Gibagadinamaagoom: An Ojibwe Digital Archive

Editorial Advisory Board, Drunken Boat

Editorial Advisory Board, The Shelley-Godwin Archive


(Reviews and separately published poems are not listed, nor any republications of essays or parts of books in works edited by other scholars.)

I. Books and Editions

IA. Online Publications

II. Essays and Published Papers

III. Work in Progress (paper)

IV. Work in Progress (digital)