Mark Vareschi ~ Associate Professor  ~ Department of English  ~ University of Wisconsin – Madison – e-mail

My first book, Everywhere and Nowhere considers the ubiquity of anonymity and mediation in the publication and circulation of eighteenth-century British literature—before the Romantic creation of the “author”—and what this means for literary criticism. Drawing on quantitative analysis and robust archival work, it reveals the long history of print anonymity so central to the risks and benefits of the digital culture.

My current book project: The Subject of Surveillance: Memory, Sympathy, and Liability traces the origins of the 21st-century surveillance subject and concomitant cultures of surveillance from seventeenth- and eighteenth-century theories of memory, sympathy, and identity.


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  1. […] getting a sense of these texts’ original meaning, form and transmission. In a course devised by Mark Vareschi (Wisconsin-Madison) he sets an ‘experimental assignment in digital composition and adaptation’ […]

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