Romanticism on the Net, 2 Contributions

Romanticism on the Net (RoN) has relaunched, and with its reissue I’m proud to have two contributions to the new site, both DH-related. The first is my essay on Romantic London – Mathew Sangster’s wonderful project that maps the sites of London as depicted within various Romantic era books upon a base map of Richard Horwood’s Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster (1792-99). My essay is billed as a “Digital Review,” but my editor for the project requested an essay that does more argumentative “close reading” of a project than one usually sees in a review, and I’m proud of that. Read the essay to learn about…

Essay published, “Rodolphe Töpffer’s Earliest Comic Strips and The Tools of the Picturesque: Teaching the Art of Perception”

My essay “Rodolphe Töpffer’s Earliest Comic Strips and The Tools of the Picturesque: Teaching the Art of Perception” is now published as a chapter in Romanticism, Rousseau, Switzerland: New Prospects, edited by Angela Esterhammer, Diane Piccitto, and Patrick Vincent (Palgrave, May 2015). I would like to thank the editors as well as Jill Heydt-Stevenson for their assistance with drafts of this essay.