Current PhD students supervised
Stephanie Hicks - Emerson and Coleridge
Dr Taylor specialises in nineteenth-century North American literature and intellectual history, and has an interest in the intersection of historiography and contemporary American fiction.
He is the author of Henry James and the Father Question (2002), Thinking America: New England Intellectuals and the Varieties of American Experience (2010), and co-author of Thomas Pynchon (2013).
He has written several articles on American writing and culture, and is the co-editor of: The Afterlife of John Brown (2005), Transatlantic Literary Studies: A Reader (2007), Stanley Cavell: Literature, Philosophy, Criticism (2012), and Stanley Cavell, Literature and Film: The Idea of America (2013).
He is currently working on an edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel The Wrecker (for Edinburgh University Press). He is also co-editing a book for Cambridge University Press on the literary 1880s
Dr Taylor is also co-editor of the Edinburgh Critical Studies in Atlantic Literatures and Cultures, published by Edinburgh University Press:
Current project grants
He is the PI on a five-year (2016-21) Leverhulme Trust funded project, "The Cantos Project", which is generating a new, digital edition of Ezra Pound's Cantos - http://thecantosproject.ed.ac.uk/index.php
Henry James, vulgarity and transatlantic moderation
If I Survive
The Cantos Project
'How did you get here? and where are you going?': Transatlantic Literary History, Exile, and Textual Traces in Herman Melville's Israel Potter
Just words writing