About the Editor

John J. Garcia

Lecturer of Humanities, Boston University


BA English Literature, California State University
MA English Composition, California State University
PhD Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests: History of the Book, Critical Theory (social theory, aesthetics, media and materiality), Early American Literature.

Selected Publications:

“Monarch-Love and Counterfeit Money: Stephen Burroughs, the Late Loyalists, and Early U.S.-Canadian Transnational Relations.” Early American Literature. Fall 2017. 52.3. Forthcoming.

Tales From the Vault: “Print Culture and Popular History in the Era of the U.S.-Mexican War.” Common-place: The Journal of Early American Life 17.1. www.common-place.org. Fall 2016. Forthcoming.

Recent and Upcoming Presentations:

“Historicizing Statelessness: The Farther Adventures of Stephen Burroughs.” Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association, Jan. 2017.

“Subscription Publishing and Government Patronage of McKenney & Hall’s History of the Indian Tribes of North America.” States of the Book Conference, United States Military Academy, Sept. 2016.

“Transatlantic Rambles: John Dunton, Colonial New England, and the London Book Trade, 1685 to 1700.” Harvard-Yale Conference in Book History, April 2016.

Other professional activity and/or awards:

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Early American Literature and Material Texts, University of Pennsylvania, 2013-14.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography, Rare Book School (University of Virginia), 2013-15.

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (American Antiquarian Society), 2015-16.

Short-term fellowship, New York Public Library, 2016.

Short-term fellowship, Folger Shakespeare Library, 2017.

Visiting Fellow in History, Harvard University, 2016-17.

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Program in Early American Economy and Society, Library Company of Philadelphia, 2017-18.