Prof. Timothy Erwin Spring 2008 Jane Austen and Visual Culture
Department of English
Phone: 702/ 895-3437
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154-5011
Timothy Erwin teaches courses from the sophomore-level world literature survey to specialized graduate-level courses in and eightenth-century studies and visual culture. His research interests range from textual scholarship and history of the book to postmodern theory. The unifying element is the image-text relation, that is works actually illustrated by engravings or alluding to visual images. Prof. Erwin took the PhD at the University of Chicago in 1984, where he studied with W. J. T. Mitchell, and there edited several prize-winning numbers of Chicago Review. He has participated in summer grant programs sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities at the Hobart and William Smith Colleges, UCSB, and Yale, and to UCLA's Clark Library and the Yale Center for British Art. From 1995-1998 he served in the delegate assembly of the Modern Language Association. From 1997-2001 edited or co-edited Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, published for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. His articles and reviews have appeared in Chicago Review , Eighteenth Century Studies , Eighteenth-Century Life , Halcyon , Huntington Library Quarterly , Michigan Quarterly Review , Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture , Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century ,and in the collections Visual Theory: Painting and Interpretation , Reconceptualizing Nature , Science, and Aesthetics: Contribution a une Nouvelle Approche des Lumieres Helvetiques , Approaches to the Teaching of Samuel Johnson , Image and Ideology in Modern / Postmodern Discourse , and elsewhere.