University of Toronto (Department of English)

Thomas Keymer is University Professor and Chancellor Jackman Professor of English at the University of Toronto, where he is affiliated with University College. He currently directs U of T’s Collaborative Program in Book History & Print Culture, based at Massey College, where he is a Senior Fellow. For the past few years he has served as General Editor of the Review of English Studies, co-General Editor of The Cambridge Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Samuel Richardson, and Senior Editor (Literature 1660-1830) of Oxford Handbooks Online. His research and teaching focus mainly on Restoration, eighteenth-century and Romantic-period British and Irish literature, and he has particular interests in narrative and the novel; print, manuscript and history of the book; literature, politics and national identities; literature and law, especially censorship and libel; theories of intertextuality, influence and reception; the theory and practice of textual editing. He was recently awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete Poetics of the Pillory: English Literature and Seditious Libel 1660-1830 for OUP’s Clarendon Lectures in English series.