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Stephen Karian

 

Department of English, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI  53201-1881

(414) 288-3469

Stephen.Karian@Marquette.edu

http://academic.mu.edu/engl/karians/

 


 

Education

Teaching Experience

Publications

Honors

Conference Activities

Editorial Experience

 


 

Education

The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ph.D.  English, 2001.

Dissertation: "Jonathan Swift and the Practices of Eighteenth-Century Authorship."

M.A.  English, 1992.

 

Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio

B.A.  English, 1991.

 

 

Teaching Experience

Associate Professor, English Department, Marquette University, Fall 2010 to present.

 

Assistant Professor, English Department, Marquette University, 2003 to 2010.

 

Visiting Assistant Professor, English Department, Marquette University, 2001 to 2003.

 

Undergraduate Courses: Rhetoric and Composition 1 and 2; Honors English 1 and 2; Survey of English Literature 1 and 2; Shakespeare's Major Plays; Seventeenth-Century British Literature; The Ages of Dryden and Pope; The Age of Johnson; Individual Authors: Jonathan Swift; and Classics and Remakes.

Graduate Courses: Introduction to Modern Critical Theory and Practice; English Verse Satire, 1660-1750; and Varieties of Eighteenth-Century Fiction.

 

 

Publications

Books:

Jonathan Swift in Print and Manuscript (Cambridge University Press, 2010) (limited preview on Google Books).

 

Eighteenth-Century Contexts: Historical Inquiries in Honor of Phillip Harth, co-editor with Howard D. Weinbrot and Peter J. Schakel (University of Wisconsin Press, 2001).

 

Reviewed by Lorna Clymer, Huntington Library Quarterly 66 (2003): 191-98 (JSTOR or ProQuest); M. A. Box, Notes and Queries, n.s. 51 (2004): 93-95; and W. A. Speck, Literature & History, 3rd ser. 13 (2004): 89-90.

 

 

Articles:

"SwiftŇs First Poem: 'Ode to the Honourable Sir William Temple,'" Huntington Library Quarterly 71 (2008): 489-501 (ProQuest).

 

"Edmund Curll and the Circulation of Swift's Writings," in Reading Swift: Papers from the Fifth Mčnster Symposium on Jonathan Swift, ed. Hermann J. Real (Wilhelm Fink, 2008), 99-129.

 

"Swift, Arbuckle, and The Beasts' Confession to the Priest," Swift Studies 21 (2006): 87-106.

Reviewed in English and American Studies in German (2006): 43 and by Nora F. Crow, The Scriblerian 40.1-2 (2007-08): 76-77.

 

"Authors of the Mind: Some Notes on the QSUM Attribution Theory," Studies in Bibliography 57 (2005-06): 263-86 (Project Muse).

 

"The Authorial Strategies of Swift's Verses on the Death," in Representations of Swift, ed. Brian A. Connery (University of Delaware Press, 2002), 77-98.

 

"The Texts of Gulliver's Travels," in Les Voyages de Gulliver: Mondes Lointains ou Mondes Proches, ed. Daniel Carey and FranŹois Boulaire (Presses Universitaires de Caen, 2002), 35-50.

Reviewed in The Scriblerian 37-38 (2005): 66-67.

 

"Reading the Material Text of Swift's Verses on the Death," SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 41 (2001): 515-44 (JSTOR or Project Muse).

Winner of the Richard H. Rodino Prize.

Reviewed by Peter M. Briggs, The Scriblerian 35 (2002-03): 35-36.

 

"Swift's Epitaph for Stella?: A Recently Discovered Document," Swift Studies 16 (2001): 109-13.

Reviewed by Nora F. Crow, The Scriblerian 36 (2002-03): 151-52.

 

"Problems and Paratexts in Eighteenth-Century Collections of Swift," Studies in the Literary Imagination 32.1 (1999): 59-80 (EBSCOhost or ProQuest).

 

 

Reviews:

A Tale of a Tub, The Battle of the Books, and The Mechanical Operation of the Spirit edited by Frank H. Ellis, The Scriblerian 41 (2009): 199-201.

 

Patriotism and Poetry in Eighteenth-Century Britain by Dustin Griffin, The Scriblerian 37 (2004): 62-64.

 

"Some Current Publications," Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700 23 (1999): 57-67.

 

 

Other:

Entries on Apparatus, Attribution, Bibliography, Print Culture, and Textual Criticism in The Oxford Companion to the Book, 2 vols., ed. Michael F. Suarez, S.J. and H. R. Woudhuysen (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010).

 

 

Honors

Regular Research Grant, Marquette University, 2009.

Summer Faculty Fellowship, Marquette University, 2009.

Faculty Development Award, Marquette University, 2007.

Regular Research Grant, Marquette University, 2006.

Summer Faculty Fellowship, Marquette University, 2006.

Summer Faculty Fellowship, Marquette University, 2004.

Summer Stipend Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2003.

Irish-American Research Travel Fellowship, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2003.

Richard H. Rodino Prize, Ehrenpreis Center for Swift Studies, Mčnster, Germany, 2002.

Aubrey Williams Research Travel Award, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2000.

William Freeman Vilas Travel Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999.

Ernst Philip Goldschmidt Fellowship, Rare Book School, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1998.

Nancy Hoefs Fellowship, English Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998-2000.

 

 

Conference Activities

Organized and Hosted:

Johnson Society of the Central Region.  Milwaukee, April 2007.

 

"Recent Developments in the Scholarship of Jonathan Swift,"

Speakers: Hermann J. Real, James Woolley, Michael J. Conlon, and Claude Rawson.  Madison, February 2001.

 

 

Presented Papers:

"The Publication and Composition of A Tale of a Tub,"

Johnson Society for the Central Region, Madison, Wisconsin, April 2010.

 

"Why Did Swift Publish A Tale of a Tub in 1704?,"

British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Oxford, England, January 2010.

 

"The Importance of Swift's Trifles,"

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Portland, Oregon, March 2008.

 

"The Rise and Fall of Edmund Curll as Distributor of Texts,"

British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Oxford, England, January 2008.

 

"The Extra Lines of Swift's 'On Poetry: A Rapsody,'"

British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Oxford, England, January 2007.

 

"Edmund Curll and the Circulation of Swift's Writings,"

Fifth Mčnster Symposium on Jonathan Swift, Mčnster, Germany, May 2006.

 

"The Circulation of Swift's Late Poetry,"

Johnson Society for the Central Region, Columbia, Missouri, April 2005.

 

"Print Culture and A Tale of a Tub: Beyond the Grub Street Paradigm,"

Dublin Symposium on Jonathan Swift, Dublin, Ireland, October 2004.

 

"Toward a Taxonomy of Literary Piracy Within and Across National Boundaries,"

International Congress on the Enlightenment, Los Angeles, August 2003.

 

Colloquium speaker, "Current Research in Print Culture,"

Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Library and Information Studies, Madison, April 2003.

 

"Jonathan Swift and the Author of A Tale of a Tub,"

East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Rosemont, Pennsylvania, October 2002.

 

"Ev'ry Coxcomb knows me by my Style': Debating Attribution in the Long Eighteenth Century,"

Johnson Society for the Central Region, Notre Dame, May 2002.

 

"From the Coffee House to the Bookshop: The Practice of Anonymity in Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Century London,"

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, New Orleans, April 2001.

 

"Scribal Publication in Eighteenth-Century England and Ireland: The Case of Swift,"

East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Norfolk, Virginia, October 2000.

 

Colloquium Speaker, "Readers, Writers, and Printers in England: A Case Study,"

Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Library and Information Studies, Madison, September 1999.

 

"Swift's Collections and the Problem of Textual Authority,"

International Congress on the Enlightenment, Dublin, July 1999.

 

"Script, Print, Author, and Public in Swift's Verses on the Death,"

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, Madison, July 1999.

 

"Material Witness: The Dilemma of Authorship in Swift's Verses on the Death,"

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Milwaukee, March 1999.

 

"Authorial Control and Textual Instability in Swift's Miscellanies in Prose and Verse,"

Mid-Western American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Chicago, October 1997.

 

 

Other:

Moderator, "Education and Ideology,"

18th and 19th Century British Women Writers' Conference, Madison, April 2002.

 

 

Editorial Experience

Assistant Book Review Editor, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Book Reviews Online, Summer 1999 to Summer 2001.

 

Assistant Editor, American Literary History, Summer 1998 to Summer 2000.

 

 

Last Modified: May 14, 2010