Michael S Macovski


Associate Professor


Communication, Culture, and Technology (CCT)
General profile




Michael Macovski comes to Georgetown with a background in literary criticism and textual studies. His interests range from book history and Romanticism to material culture and the New Media. He has written on such topics as literary dialogism, nineteenth-century publishing history, copyright law, translation, censorship, historiography, and, more recently, hypertextual theory and digital culture.

He has published two books, both with Oxford University Press. The first is *Dialogue and Literature: Apostrophe, Auditors, and the Collapse of Romantic Discourse.* (Earlier versions of several chapters were published in *ELH* and *New Casebooks: Wuthering Heights.*) The second book is *Dialogue and Critical Discourse: Language, Culture, Critical Theory.*

Before coming to Georgetown, Dr. Macovski was on the faculty at Fordham University and Dartmouth College. He also taught at the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his Ph.D. He is currently active in several professional organizations: recently, he was elected to the Advisory Board of the central organization in Romantic-era studies: the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR). In 2003, he was Conference Director of the annual international NASSR meeting in Manhattan. During past years, he has also served on the Executive Committees for three Modern Language Association divisions, and was elected to the Delegate Assembly of that organization.