Dr. Evan R. Davis


Dr. Evan DavisAssociate Professor of English
Morton Hall, 115
(434) 223-6245
edavis@hsc.edu

Education

B.A. Williams College 1989 M.A. Indiana University 1993 Ph.D. Indiana University 1999

Recent Courses at Rare Book School in Charlottesville: Analytical Bibliography: "Book Illustration Processes before 1900 (2013); "The History of Papermaking" (2012); (2011); "Teaching the History of the Book" (2010);  “Introduction to Descriptive Bibliography" (2008); "“The Stationers’ Company" (2006); “Printing, Publishing, and Consuming Texts in Britain and Its Empire, 1770-1919" (2002)     

Teaching Interests

British Literature, especially 1700-1900
The English Novel
The History of Authorship and Book History
Jonathan Swift
Satire
Religion and Literature

Most Recent Publications

Robinson Crusoe, ed. Broadview Press: 2010. (Modernized edition forthcoming 2014).
"Pope's Phantom Moore: Plagiarism and the Pseudonymous Imprint."
Producing the Eighteenth-Century Book: Writers and Publishers in England, 1650-1800
. Ed. Laura L. Runge and Pat Rogers. University of Delaware Press. 2010

"Philip Larkin: 'This Be the Verse.'" The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry, 1900 to the Present. New York: Facts on File, Ed. James Persoon and Robert R. Watson.

"The Injured Lady, the Deluded Man, and the Infamous Creature: Swift and the 1707 Act of Union." Anglo-Irish Identities, 1571-1845. Ed. Jill Bradbury and David Valone. Bucknell University Press, 2008

"A Just and Authentic Relation: Solitude, Sodomy, and Print Culture in the Narrative of the Marooned Dutchman." The Eighteenth-Century: Theory and Interpretation. Summer 2004

"Teaching in the Space of Blackboard."  Co-authored with Sarah Hardy. Computers and Composition On-line. Spring 2003

Honors & Awards

Elliott Associate Professorship, 2008-2011

The Cabell Prize for Excellence in Teaching, 2011

The Bortz Award for Teaching with Technology, 2004

 

Clark Library/Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies Short-Term Fellowship, The William Andrews Clark Library, June 2005

American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Fellowship, The Newberry Library, November 2004

Mayers Fellowship, The Huntington Library, May-July 2004

NEH Summer Seminar Fellowship. "Anglo-Irish Identities, 1600-1800." Directed by Christopher Fox. Notre Dame Keough Center for Irish Studies. June-July 2003

Indiana University Graduate School Dissertation Year Fellowship, 1997-1998

Family

Mary Boodell
Ravenel Davis
Benjamin Davis