Centre for the History of the Book

Dr Alexander Dick

Dr Alexander Dick was a visiting fellow at The Centre for the History of the Book during the 2014-15 session.

Dr Alexander Dick

Associate Professor

  • Department of English
  • University of British Columbia

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Alex is tenured Assistant Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. For the last 10 years, he has been research the debates surrounding paper money and the gold standard in Romantic era Britain; his book on this topic Romanticism and the Gold Standard: Money, Literature, and Economic Debate in Britain 1790-1830 was published by Palgrave in April 2013. He is also the co-editor of two essay collections, Spheres of Action: Speech and Performance in Romantic Culture (Toronto, 2009) and Theory and Practice in the Eighteenth Century: Writing between Literature and Philosophy (Pickering and Chatto, 2008), as well as the author of several articles and chapters on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature, philosophy, and political economy, one of which received the best article of the year award for 2007 from European Romantic Review. He is currently working on a new critical edition of Sheridan’s last play, Pizarro, and beginning a new book-length project on the literature of “improvement” in the Scottish agricultural revolution.

Related Links

Dr Alexander Dick's blog at The University of British Columbia