Centre for the History of the Book

Dr Lindsey Eckert

Dr Lindsay Eckert was a visiting fellow at the Centre for the History of the Book in 2015.

Dr Lindsey Eckert

  • Department of English
  • Georgia State University

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Lindsey Eckert specializes in British Romanticism and Digital Humanities.  She received her undergraduate education at Kenyon College. She completed her Masters at the University of Cambridge and her PhD in English and Book History at the University of Toronto. She is currently working on a book project that explores how the cultural value of familiarity shaped the production and reception of semi-autobiographical literature in the Romantic period.

Dr. Eckert’s research interests in Book History are matched by a commitment to Digital Humanities. She served as a Teaching Fellow at Toronto’s historic Massey College Letterpress Print Shop where she worked with nineteenth-century iron handpresses. She has also given talks about about metadata standards and the relationship between the history and future of the book at national conferences. Her research about British literary annuals formed the basis of an online exhibition of and introduction to the genre; the website is now used as an open access resource for courses in Romanticism.