Bio


Justin Tackett received his PhD in English from Stanford University. He specializes in British and American literature of the long nineteenth century with a focus on science, media, and culture; interdisciplinary and transnational studies; poetry and poetics; sound studies; early film; digital humanities; gender and sexuality; medical humanities; archive, book, and periodical studies. His work has included studies of Thomas Hardy, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Dickinson, John Clare, Stephen Crane, and Charles Williams. His current project is "Listening Between the Lines: Poetry and Sound Technology, 1816-1914," which addresses the poetry of Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, John Keats, Sarah Josepha Hale, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Academic Appointments


  • Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Thinking Matters

Honors & Awards


  • Research Fellowship, Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine (2019)
  • Alden Dissertation Prize (2019), Stanford University English Department (2019)
  • Patrick Tolfree Student Essay Prize, Thomas Hardy Society (2018)
  • Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society (2018)
  • Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellowship, Stanford Humanities Center (2017-18)
  • The Europe Center Graduate Student Grant, The Europe Center (Stanford) (2016)
  • Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellow, National Museum of American History (2016)
  • Emily Dickinson International Society Graduate Student Fellowship (2016), Emily Dickinson International Society (2016)
  • Modern British History & Culture Graduate Research Opportunity Award, Stanford University (2015)
  • Andrew Smith Memorial Prize for Outstanding Essay, Stanford University English Department (2012)

Professional Education


  • PhD, Stanford University, English Literature
  • MSt, University of Oxford, English Literature
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, English and Philosophy

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Justin Tackett received his PhD in English from Stanford University. He specializes in British and American literature of the long nineteenth century with a focus on science, media, and culture; interdisciplinary and transnational studies; poetry and poetics; sound studies; early film; digital humanities; gender and sexuality; medical humanities; archive, book, and periodical studies. His work has included studies of Thomas Hardy, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Dickinson, John Clare, Stephen Crane

2019-20 Courses


All Publications


  • “Phonographic Hopkins: Sound, Cylinders, Silence, and ‘Spelt from Sibyl’s Leaves’.” Victorian Poetry Tackett, J. 2018
  • "'Ballade of the Periodical': An Undocumented Poem by Charles Williams Notes and Queries Tackett, J. 2016; 63 (2): 292-293

    View details for DOI 10.1093/notesj/gjw015

  • From the Margin to the Core: the Vagaries of Publicizing Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins in 1918 and 1930 The Hopkins Quarterly Tackett, J. 2015; XLII (1-2): 1-22
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins (and Others) in OUP’s Periodical Notes & Queries Tackett, J. 2012; 59 (3): 416-7

    View details for DOI 10.1093/notesj/gjs100