Tom Mole

Professor of English Literature and Book History, Director of the Centre for the History of the Book

Background

Tom Mole is Professor of English Literature and Book History, and Director of the Centre for the History of the Book. He studied at the University of Bristol and has worked at the University of Glasgow, the University of Bristol and at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. In 2013 he was a fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University.  His most recent book, What the Victorians Made of Romanticism (2017), won the Dorothy Lee Prize, was commended for the DeLong Prize, and was shortlisted for the Saltire Society Research Book of the Year.

Research summary

Tom specialises in literature of the Romantic period in Britain, especially the poetry of Lord Byron. He is interested in Book History and Print Culture, the cultural history of celebrity, periodical writing, and reception history.

The Centre for the History of the Book, which Tom directs, was established in 1995 as an international and interdisciplinary centre for advanced research into all aspects of the material culture of the text - its production, circulation, and reception from manuscript to electronic text.

Research activities

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Project activity

Tom is currently writing a book, provisionally entitled The Secret Life of Books, about the things we do to books and the things they do to us.

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