Concordia University (Department of English)

Jonathan Sachs is Principal Investigator of the Interacting with Print Research Group and Professor of English at Concordia University. He focuses on British literature from 1750-1850, where his research explores the role of literature in constructing historical and temporal experience, including the uses of antiquity, the anticipation of the future, and practices of reading. In addition to serving as PI of Interacting with Print, Sachs is the Romanticism Section editor of Blackwell’s Literature Compass and a member of the MLA’s Executive Committee for Later Eighteenth-Century Literature. His research has been supported by multiple awards from the SSHRC and residential fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the National Humanities Center (US). Sachs is the author of Romantic Antiquity: Rome in the British Imagination, 1789-1832 (Oxford, 2010) and The Poetics of Decline in British Romanticism (Cambridge, 2018). He is currently at work, with Andrew Stauffer, on a new one-volume edition of Byron’s Major Works (under contract with Oxford University Press) and on a new monograph, Slow Time.