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Justin Tackett

B.A. University of Pennsylvania, 2007
M.St. University of Oxford, 2010
M.A. Stanford University, 2013
Ph.D. Stanford University, 2018
At Stanford Since: 


Justin Tackett is a postdoctoral scholar in English specializing in British and American literature of the long nineteenth century (c.1750 - c.1940) with a focus on science, media, and culture; interdisciplinary and transnational studies; poetry and poetics; sound studies; early film; digital humanities; gender and sexuality; medical humanities; archive, book, and periodical studies. His work has included studies of Thomas Hardy, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Dickinson, John Clare, Stephen Crane, and Charles Williams. His current writing also includes Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, John Keats, Sarah Josepha Hale, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., and Paul Laurence Dunbar.  

Recent Publications:

"'I heard his silver Call': Emily Dickinson and the Poetry of Telegraphic Acoustics" (forthcoming in Review of English Studies)

"Hearing Hardy's 'The Convergence of the Twain'" (forthcoming in the Thomas Hardy Journal)

“Phonographic Hopkins: Sound, Cylinders, Silence, and ‘Spelt from Sibyl’s Leaves’.” Victorian Poetry, vol. 56, no. 2, 2018, pp. 147-165.

"'Ballade of the Periodical': An Undocumented Poem by Charles Williams." Notes & Queries 2016; 63 (2): 292-293 

(Also posted to the Charles Williams Society website.)

"From the Margin to the Core: The Vagaries of Publicizing Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins in 1918 and 1930" The Hopkins Quarterly 2015; XLII (1-2): 1-22

"Gerard Manley Hopkins (and Others) in OUP’s Periodical" Notes & Queries 2012; 59 (3): 416-7

Recent Awards:

Thomas Hardy Society Patrick Tolfree Student Essay Prize (2018)

American Antiquarian Society Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowship (2018)

Stanford Humanities Center Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellowship (2017-18)

Europe Center Graduate Student Grant (2016)

Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellow, National Museum of American History (2016)

Emily Dickinson International Society Graduate Student Fellowship (2016)

Modern British History & Culture Graduate Research Opportunity Award (2015)

Andrew Smith Memorial Prize for Outstanding Essay (2012)