PAUL FYFE, Assistant Professor (Ph.D. University of Virginia, 2009; B.A. Wake Forest University, 1998), specializes in Victorian literature and culture. His current book project examines how the nineteenth-century English metropolis factors into the history of probability thinking and the development of Victorian literary genres. He is also developing a research project on "Victorian Telecommunication" that explores the consequences for writing and publishing in a new era of steam transport and electric communications media. His research interests include print culture and media history, history of science and technology, urban studies, Victorian museums and exhibitions, and experimental poetries.
Having worked at the hypermedia Rossetti Archive and NINES (Networked Interface for Nineteenth-century Electronic Scholarship), Dr. Fyfe also heads up the Digital Scholars reading and discussion group at FSU. In the History of Text Technologies program, he explores the linkages of nineteenth-century media culture and contemporary digital humanities.
- "Illustrating the Accident: Railways and the Catastrophic
Picturesque in the Illustrated London News." Victorian
Periodicals Review (forthcoming 2013).
- "The Opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, 1830."
BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History.
Ed. Dino Franco Felluga. Extension of Romanticism and Victorianism on
the Net (2012). Web.
- "Electronic Errata: Digital Publishing, Open Review, and the Futures
of Correction." Debates in the Digital Humanities. Ed. Matthew
Gold. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012. 259-280. http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/4
- "Digital Pedagogy Unplugged." Digital Humanities
5.3 (Summer 2011). Web. http://digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/5/3/000106/000106.html
- "How to Not Read a Victorian Novel." Journal of Victorian
Culture 16.1 (Spring 2011): 102-106. (preprint)
- "Accidents of a Novel Trade: Industrial Catastrophe, Fire
Insurance, and Mary Barton." Nineteenth-Century Literature
65.3 (December 2010): 315-346.
- "The Random Selection of Victorian New Media." Victorian
Periodicals Review 42.1 (Spring 2009): 1-23. (web
- Online edition of "Mrs. Holmes Grey" by William Michael
The Rossetti Archive. Ed. Jerome McGann. Institute for
Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia. http://www.rossettiarchive.org/docs/wmrossetti014.raw.html
- First-Year Assistant Professor Research Grant, Florida State University, 2010
- NINES Graduate Fellowship, 2008-2009
- Rosemary VanArsdel Prize for best graduate paper, Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, 2008
- NAVSA Graduate Award for best paper presented at the annual conference, 2007
- Thomas J. Griffis Prize for best essay by a graduate student in English, University of Virginia, 2007
- Bradley Fellow, 2005-2007
- English Department Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2002-2007