Ph.D., New York University
Tim Cassedy specializes in American and transatlantic literature, the cultural history of reading, and the history of readers’ relationships with texts. His book, Figures of Speech: Six Histories of Language and Identity in the Age of Revolutions, was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2019.
- "Types of Reading, Types of Pleasure: Pantographia and the Specimens of Globalization," Word & Image 34:2 (spring 2018).
- "'A Dictionary Which We Do Not Want': Defining America Against Noah Webster, 1783–1810," William and Mary Quarterly 71:2 (April 2014).
- "Seeing the Rebel: Or, How to Do Things with Dictionaries in Nineteenth-Century America," J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 2:1 (spring 2014).
- "The Long Tail of Literary Studies," Archive Journal 3 (summer 2013).
- 1380 American Bestsellers, 1700–1900
- 2312 Fiction: The Uses of Storytelling
- 2315 Introduction to Literary Study
- 3346 American Literary History I
- 3347 The White Whale: America from Moby-Dick to True Detective
- 4339 Transatlantic Studies I: The American Reading Nation in the Atlantic World, 1700-1850
- 4339 Transatlantic Studies I: Going Native
- 4349 Transatlantic Studies II: Tough Mothers, 1740–1900
- 4349 Transatlantic Studies II: The Umbrella Man
- 6310 Advanced Literary Studies
- 6345 Printing Madness: Print Culture and Mental Illness, 1750–1900
- 7350 Media Ideologies in the 18th-Century Anglophone Atlantic