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Lindsey Eckert

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Toronto


British Romanticism and Digital Humanities


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 and Book History. Most recently, she won the 2014 North American Society for the Study of Romanticism and Romantic Circles Pedagogy Competition for her course entitled “Romanticism and Technologies of Information.”


“‘I’ll be bound’: Clare’s ‘Don Juan,’ Literary Annuals, and the Commodification of Authorship,” forthcoming in Nineteenth-Century Literature

“Lady Caroline Lamb Beyond Byron: Graham Hamilton, Female Authorship, and the Politics of Public Reputation,” forthcoming in European Romantic Review

“Rethinking Romantic Love: Hazlitt’s Liber Amoris and the Limits of Familiarity,” delivered at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, Washington D.C., July 2014.

“Where is the Book History in Big Data?” delivered as part of the roundtable “Digital Literary Labs” at the Modern Language Association Convention, Boston, MA, January 2013.