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Brylowe, Thora Assistant Professor

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  • Thora Brylowe is a scholar of British Romanticism and print history. Her current project examines a group of professional printers, authors, editors, painters and engravers, who worked in and around London during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. She is interested in the labor that went into making and mediating Romantic-era literature and visual and decorative art. Print circulation led to debates about what representations belonged in the national canon. A powerful group of antiquarians thought that classical art should govern contemporary production. They exerted pressure on working artists, who sought to avoid this interference by solidifying their identification with literary authorship. Brylowe is also working on a book project that examines the shift from linen to cotton paper and the trade and labor ramifications of that shift. The book will use paper's recyclability as a means to theorize a relationship between media ecology and earth's ecology.

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  • british romanticism, british 18th century studies, history of the book, print culture studies, visual studies, word image theory, institutional histories, labor history, history of paper, working class studies

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Teaching

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  • ATLS 2036 - Introduction to Media Studies in the Humanities
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Serves as an introduction to media studies specifically from a humanities perspective. Studies both histories and theories of media from the 20th and 21st centuries. Touches on methodologies for undertaking media studies (including distant ready and media archaeology). Objects of study may include such topics as film, radio, social media platforms and games, as well as digital art and literature. Same as ENGL 2036.
  • ENGL 2036 - Introduction to Media Studies in the Humanities
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Serves as an introduction to media studies specifically from a humanities perspective. Studies both histories and theories of media from the 20th and 21st centuries. Touches on methodologies for undertaking media studies (including distant ready and media archaeology). Objects of study may include such topics as film, radio, social media platforms and games, as well as digital art and literature. Same as ATLS 2036.
  • ENGL 3164 - History and Literature of Georgian Britain
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Provides an interdisciplinary study of England in one of its most vibrant cultural and historical periods. Topics include politics, religion, family life, and the ways contemporary authors understood their world.
  • ENGL 4039 - Critical Thinking in English Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Concerned with developments in the study of literature that have significantly influenced our conception of the theoretical bases for study and expanded our understanding of appropriate subject matter. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • ENGL 4116 - Advanced Topics in Media Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Studies specialized topics in the history, theory, and practice of media, such as the history of the book, the theory of digital media, and the theory and practice of multimedia forms. Specially designed for English majors. Topics vary year to year. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • ENGL 4524 - Advanced Topics: Romanticism
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Covers advanced topics in British Romanticism. Formerly ENGL 4574.
  • ENGL 5529 - Studies in Special Topics 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Studies special topics that focus on a theme, genre, or theoretical issue not limited to a specific period or national tradition. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Same as IAWP 6100.
  • ENGL 5549 - Studies in Special Topics 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Studies special topics that focus on a theme, genre, or theoretical issue not limited to a specific period or national tradition. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.

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