Professor Emeritus of English and History of Art


Before coming to Brown in 1971, Landow taught at Columbia and Chicago universities, and he has since taught at NEH summer institutes at Yale. A Fulbright Scholar, Guggenheim Fellow, and Fellow of the Cornell Society for the Humanities, he has received numerous grants and awards from NEH and NEA, and has been invited to serve as Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford, British Academy Visiting Professor at the U. of Lancaster, Visiting Research Fellow in Computer Science at the U. of Southampton, Visiting Professor, U. of Zimbabwe, and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Shaw Professor of English and Computer Science, NUS and founding dean, University Scholars Programme, NUS. His books on Victorian literature and culture include The Aesthetic and Critical Theories of John Ruskin (Princeton UP, 1971), Victorian Types, Victorian Shadows (Routledge, 1980), Approaches to Victorian Autobiography (Ohio UP, 1979), Images of Crisis: Literary Iconology, 1750 to the Present (Routledge, 1982), Ruskin (Oxford UP, 1985), A Pre- Raphaelite Friendship (UMI, 1985), Elegant Jeremiahs: The Sage from Carlyle to Mailer (Cornell UP, 1986). His books on hypertext and digital culture include Hypermedia and Literary Studies (MIT, 1991), and The Digital Word (MIT, 1993) both co-edited with Paul Delany, and Hypertext: The Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory and Technology (Hopkins, 1992) and Hypertext 2.0 (1997), and Hypertext: Criticval Theory and New Media in an Era of Globalization (2006). He has also edited Hyper/Text/Theory (Hopkins, 1994). He is founder and webmaster of the Victorian, Postcolonial Literature and Culture, and Cyberspace, Hypertext, and Critical Theory websites, which contain around 52,000 documents and whihc receive as many as 20 million hits/month. See

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