Sandro Jung


Name: Sandro Jung

Position: Distinguished Professor of English and

Comparative Literature

Head of Literature

Director of the SUFE Centre for the Study of Text and Print Culture

Editor-in-Chief of ANQ (AHCI)

Journals and Publications (

General Editor of Book Series “Studies in Text and Print Culture”


Office No.: Red Tile Building 621

Research/Teaching Interestseighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature and print culture, book illustration, comparative literature (English, German, French), visual and material culture, reception studies

Educational background

PhD in English Literature, University of Wales (2004)

M.Phil. in English Literature, University of Wales (2003)

Selected Publications (2008-present)


kleine artige Kupfer”: Buchillustration im 18. Jahrhundert (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2018). A second edition was published in June 2018.

The Publishing and Marketing of Illustrated Literature in Scotland, 1760-1825 (Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press, 2017). 

Thomson’s ‘The Seasons’, Print Culture, and Visual Interpretation, 1730-1842 (Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press, 2015). 

The Fragmentary Poetic: Eighteenth-Century Uses of an Experimental Mode (Bethlehem: Lehigh University Press, 2009).  

David Mallet, Anglo-Scot: Poetry, Patronage and Politics in the Age of Union (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2008).

Peer-reviewed journal articles 

“Isaiah Thomas’s Illustrated Imprints in the 1790s: The Provenance, Uses, and Production of their Illustrations,” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 115:2 (2021): 137-166. [A&HCI]  

“Dominant Visual Narrative, the Competitive Marketing and Metacritical Functions of Illustrations, and Robert Morison’s 1793 Edition of James Thomson’s The Seasons,” AAA: Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik, 46:1 (2021): 43-71. [A&HCI]  

“Iconological Criticism: Repositioning Illustrations within Literary Studies,” AAA: Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik, 46:1 (2021): 3-12. [A&HCI]  

William Shenstone, Visual Culture and Relational Media Practices,” ANQ(2021). [A&HCI]

“Longworth’s Belles Lettres Repository and the Early American Illustrated Diary-cum-Almanac,” The Book Collector, 69:3 (2021, at press). [A&HCI]  

“Ephemeral Spenser: Stothard’s Vignette Series of The Faerie Queene for The Royal Engagement Pocket Atlas,” Eighteenth-Century Life,44:2(2020): 76-108. [A&HCI]  

“Literary Ephemera: Understanding the Media of Literacy and Culture Formation,” Eighteenth-Century Life,44:2(2020): 1-16. [A&HCI]  

“Reinterpretation through Extra-Illustration: A Copy of Thomson’s The Seasons at the Library Company of Philadelphia,” The Book Collector, 68:2 (2020): 295-314. [A&HCI]  

“The Role of Visual Culture in the Patriotic Editions of the Morisons of Perth: From ‘The Scottish Poets’ to The Poems of Ossian,” ANQ, 33:1 (2020): 37-47. [A&HCI]  

“Book Illustration and the Transnational Mediation of Robinson Crusoe in 1720,” Philological Quarterly, 99:2 (2020): 171-201. [A&HCI]  

“G. L. Crusius, Leipzig Artist and Engraver, and His Literary Illustrations in the 1750s,” Oxford German Studies, 49:3(2020): 209-227. [A&HCI]   

“Les Saisons (The Seasons) de Thomson: mobilités textuelles et étude bibliographique des échanges iconographiques,” Revue des Sciences Humaines, 337 (2020): 51-68.

(with J. Q. Tan), “Sarah Pearson (1767-1833): A Laboring-Class Sheffield Poet’s Career and Work,” ANQ, 32:1 (2019): 18-27. [A&HCI]  

“The Color-Printed Plates for Edward Jeffery’s Edition of Walpole’s Castle of Otranto (1796),” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 113:1 (2019): 55-67. [A&HCI]  

(with J. Q. Tan), “William Shenstone, the Book and the Production of Tasteful Objects,” The Book Collector, 67:4 (2019): 281-299. [A&HCI]  

“James Robertson’s Poems of Allan Ramsay (1802) and the Adaptation of Other Scottish Booksellers’ Book Illustrations of the Works of Ramsay,” Scottish Literary Review, 10:1 (2018): 139-158. [A&HCI]  

“Robert Morison’s Collections of Extracts, The General Magazine, and the Reprinting of Illustrations,” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 111:1 (2017): 31-60. [A&HCI]  

“Thomson’s The Seasons, Textual Mobility, and Bibliographical Inter-Iconicity,” ANQ, 29:4 (2016): 220-229. [A&HCI]  

“The Other Pamela: Readership and the Illustrated Chapbook Abridgment,” Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 39:4 (2016): 513-31. [A&HCI]  

“‘The Sands of Dee’: Its Popular Appeal and Textual Life,” ANQ, 28:3-4 (2015): 174-76. [A&HCI]  

“Thomson, Macpherson, Ramsay, and the Making and Marketing of Illustrated Scottish Literary Editions in the 1790s,” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 109:1 (2015): 5-61. [A&HCI]  

“Illustrated Glasgow Editions of Robert Burns’s Poems, 1800-1802,” Scottish Literary Review, 7:1 (2015): 133-44. [A&HCI]  

“Thomas Stothard, Milton and the Illustrative Vignette: The Houghton Library Designs for The Royal Engagement Pocket Atlas,” MHRA Yearbook of English Studies, 45 (2015): 137-158.

“The Glasgow Poetry Chapbook, 1796-1799: Brash and Reid’s ‘Small Selections’, Cameron and Murdoch’s ‘most celebrated Pieces, both Scots and English’, Murdoch’s The Polyhymnia and the Stewart and Meikle Burns Chapbooks,” Journal of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 9 (2015): 87-107.

“William Shenstone's Poetry, The Leasowes, and the Intermediality of Reading and Architectural Design,” Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 37:1 (2014): 53-77. [A&HCI]  

(with Kwinten Van De Walle und Morteza Lak), “Humphry Repton’s The Bee and Boydell’s Shakespeare Gallery,” ANQ, 27:2 (2014): 76-83. [A&HCI]   

“Currer Bell, Charlotte Brontë and the Construction of Authorial Identity,” Brontë Studies, 39:4 (2014): 292-306. [A&HCI]  

“‘A Scotch poetical library’: James Thomson, the Morisons of Perth and the Construction of an Enlightenment Scottish Poetic Canon,” Journal of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 9 (2014): 9-39.

“James Morison, Book Illustration and ThePoems of Robert Burns (1812),” Scottish Literary Review, 6:2 (2014): 25-48. [A&HCI]  

“Illustrated Pocket Diaries and the Commodification of Culture,” Eighteenth-Century Life, 37:2 (2013): 53-84. [A&HCI]  

“Image Making in Thomson’s The Seasons,” SEL: Studies in English Literature, 53:3 (2013): 583-99. [A&HCI]  

“Packaging, Design and Colour: From Fine-Printed to Small-Format Editions of Thomson’s The Seasons, 1793-1802,” Essays & Studies, 66 (2013): 97-124.

“Design, Media, and the Reading of Thomson’s Seasons,” Studies in the Literary Imagination, 46:1 (2013): 139-160. [A&HCI]  

“Inscribing Memory: Elegies to the Rev. Joseph Foord.” In: ANQ, 25:4 (2012): 16-22. [A&HCI] 

“Print Culture and Visual Interpretation in Eighteenth-Century German Editions of Thomson’s The Seasons,” Comparative Critical Studies, 9:1 (2012): 37-59. [A&HCI]  

“The Architectural Design of Beckford’s Vathek,” Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 24:2 (2012): 301-23. [A&HCI] 

o   reprinted in: Thomson-Gale Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800-Serie (2016) 

“The Illustrated Pocket Diary: Generic Continuity and Innovation, 1820-1840,” Victorian Periodicals Review, 45:1 (2012): 23-48. [A&HCI]  

“Print Culture, Marketing, and Thomas Stothard’s Illustrations for the Royal Engagement Pocket Atlas, 1779-1826,” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, 41 (2012): 27-53.

“Margaret Cavendish’s Mythopoetics: By Way of Introduction,” English Studies, 92:7 (2011): 705-710. [A&HCI]   

“Print Culture, High-Cultural Consumption, and Thomson’s The Seasons, 1780-1797,” Eighteenth-Century Studies, 44:4 (2011): 495­-514. [A&HCI]  

“Early Eighteenth-Century Scottish Funeral Elegies, Memorialization, and the Ephemeral,” Publishing History, 70 (2011): 33-62.  [A&HCI]  

“The Politics of Improvement in Thomas Holcroft’s Anna St. Ives,” Orbis Litterarum, 66:1 (2011): 21-43. [A&HCI]   

“Thomas Stothard’s Illustrations for The Royal Engagement Pocket Atlas, 1779-1826,” The Library, 12:1 (2011): 3-22. [A&HCI]  

“Thomson’s The Seasons and the Tragic-Sentimental Verse Tale,” Forum for Modern Language Studies, 47:1 (2011): 3-15. [A&HCI]  

“William Hymers and the Editing of William Collins’s Poems, 1765-1797,” Modern Language Review, 106:2 (2011): 333-54. [A&HCI] 

o   reprinted in: Annotation in Eighteenth-Century Poetry, ed. by Michael Edson (Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press, 2017). 189-206.

o   reprinted in: Thomson-Gale Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800-Serie (2017)

 “Curiosity, Surveillance and Detection in Charlotte Brontë’s Villette,” Brontë Studies, 35:2 (2010): 160-71. [A&HCI]  

“Painterly ‘Readings’ of The Seasons, 1766-1829,” Word & Image, 26:1 (2010): 68-82. [A&HCI]  

“Visual Interpretations, Print, and Illustrations of Thomson’s The Seasons,1730-1797,” Eighteenth-Century Life, 34:2 (2010): 23-64. [A&HCI]  

“William Collins and haplotes,” Studies in Philology, 107:3 (2010): 416-28. [A&HCI]  

“Sensibility, Class and Comedy in Radcliffe’s TheMysteries of Udolpho,”Gothic Studies, 12:2 (2010): 1-12.

“Knowledge Economies in Anne Brontë’sAgnes Grey,” Brontë Studies, 36:3 (2010): 224-34. [A&HCI]  

“Salomon Gessner and William Collins’s Oriental Eclogues,” Neophilologus, 93:3 (2009): 369-76. [A&HCI]  

“James Thomson’s The Seasons, Revision and the Problem of the Ur-text,” Papers on Language and Literature, 45:1 (2009): 60-81. [A&HCI]  

“Synthesising Difference: Charlotte Brooke’s Reliques of Irish Poetry, the Construction of Ireland and the Politics of the Literary Collection,” Studia Neophilologica, 81:1 (2009): 36-44. [A&HCI]  

“Shenstone, Woodhouse, and Mid-Eighteenth-Century Poetics: Genre and the Elegiac-Pastoral Landscape,” Philological Quarterly, 88:1-2 (2009): 127-49. [A&HCI] 

o   reprinted in: Thomson-Gale Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800-Serie (2017)

“Joseph Mitchell (c.1684-1738): Anglo-Scottish Poet,” Scottish Studies Review, 9:2 (2008): 43-69. [A&HCI] 

“Joseph Warton’s ‘Ode to Fancy’ and the Descriptive-Allegoric Ode,” English Studies, 89:4 (2008): 415-26. [A&HCI] 

“Spirituality in the Gothic Novel: Ann Radcliffe’s The Italian (1797),” Eighteenth-Century Women, 5 (2008): 171-83.

“Sarah Pearson’s Gothic Verse Tales,” Women’s Writing, 16:3 (2009): 392-407.  [A&HCI]  

“William Newton: Anna Seward’s ‘Peak Minstrel’,” The Wordsworth Circle, 40:2-3 (2009): 113-20.  [A&HCI] 

“Melancholy, Mythopoeia and the Hymnal Impulse,” Bérénice, 40-41 (2008): 234-43.


Book chapters

“Illustrations.” In: The Oxford Handbook to Robert Burns, ed. by Gerard Carruthers (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

 “Reading, Visual Literacy, and the Illustrated Text in Eighteenth-Century Britain.” In: The Edinburgh History of Reading: Early Readers, ed. by Mary Hammond und Jonathan Rose (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020), 270-96.

“Salomon Gessners Der Tod Abels, das Bild-Text-Konstrukt und die Darstellung von Gewalt, Motivation und Tragik: Kain in den Buchillustrationen der schweizerischen und englischen Ausgaben, 1758-1797,” Aufklärung fürs Augeed. by Daniel Fulda (Halle: Mitteldeutscher Verlag, 2020), 172-195.

“Reading the Romantic Vignette: Stothard Illustrates Bloomfield, Byron and Crabbe for the Royal Engagement Pocket Atlas.”In:Romanticism and Illustration, ed. by Ian Haywood, Susan Matthews und Mary L. Shannon (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), 143-170.

“The Female Body in Text and Image: Amelia, Lavinia, and Musidora in the German Translations of Thomson’s The Seasons.” In: Anglo-German Dramatic and Poetic Encounters: Perspectives on Exchange in the Sattelzeit, ed. by Sandro Jung und Michael Wood (Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press, 2019), 169-199.

Poetic Description and the Formation of Genre: Thomson’s Summer and Mallet’s The Excursion.” In: The Genres of Thomson’s “The Seasons,”ed. by Sandro Jung und Kwinten Van De Walle (Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press, 2018), 23-42.

“Print Culture and the Construction of an Enlightenment Scottish Literary Canon.” In: The Scottish Enlightenment and Literary Culture, ed. by Ralph McLean und Ronnie Young (Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2016), 185-208.

“The Ode.” In: The Oxford Handbook to British Poetry, 1660-1800, ed. by Jack Lynch (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), 510-27.

“The visual ‘Life’ of James Thomson’s The Seasons, 1730-c.1800.” In: Book Practices and Textual Itineraries: Tracing the Contours of Literary Works, ed. by Nathalie Collé-Bak(Nancy: Presses Universitaires de Nancy, 2011), 183-206.

“Liminal Femininity in Gaskell’s Mary Barton and Wives and Daughters.” In: Elizabeth Gaskell, Victorian Culture, and the Art of Fiction: Essays for the Bicentenary, ed. by Sandro Jung (Gent: Academia Press, 2010), 53-69.

“The Appropriation of Prometheus in the Writings of the Patriot Opposition to Walpole.” In: Prometheus and the English Tradition, ed. by Claudine Armand (Nancy: Presses Universitaires de Nancy, 2010), 112-26.

“Inventing the Long-Poem.” In: Experiments in Genre in the Eighteenth Century, ed. by Sandro Jung (Gent: Academia Press, 2011), 61-83.

“‘Staging’ an Anglo-Scottish Identity: The Early Career of David Mallet, Poet and Playwright, in London, 1723-39.” In: Scots in London: Identity, Culture, and Patronage, ed. by Stana Nenadic (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2009), 73-90.

“Acting and Performativity in Wilkie Collins’s Armadale.” In: Armadale’: Wilkie Collins and the Dark Threads of Life, ed. by Mariaconcetta Costantini (Rome: Aracne, 2009), 65-81

“Fielding’s Poet-Patriot and the Miscellanies Poems.” In: Fielding in Our Time, ed. by J. A. Downie (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), 201-13.

“The ‘New’ Woman in the Late Eighteenth-Century Novel: Miss Fluart and Coquetry in Robert Bage’s Hermsprong (1796).” In: The Figure of the Coquette in the Long Eighteenth Century, ed. by Shelley King und Yaël Schlick (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2008), 125-40.