Professor David Finkelstein
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Professor David Finkelstein

Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business

Professor David Finkelstein (BA, PhD, FEA, FRHistS, FRSA) is Professor of Cultural History and the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business at the University of Plymouth. Anglo-American by nature, bilingual and multidisciplinary in focus, he has published over 70 published books, essays and refereed journal articles in areas related to nineteenth-century cultural history, print culture and media history, several of which have won awards. His most recent work includes Movable Types: Roving Creative Printers of the Victorian World (Oxford University Press, 2018), and the 850 page edited Edinburgh History of the British and Irish Press, volume 2: Expansion and Evolution, 1800-1900 (Edinburgh University Press, 2020). Current projects include edited volumes on the colonial periodical press and book history source materials, as well as work on print workplaces in Edwardian visual culture.


Qualifications

BA in English and History (1986, Columbia University)

PhD in English Literature (1990, University of Edinburgh)

Professional membership

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS), 2018-present;

Fellow of the English Association (FEA), 2011-present; 

Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (FRSA), 2007-present;


Research interests

Cultural History, Print Culture and Book History Studies, Media History,Victorian Culture and History

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Finkelstein D 2018 'Victorian Jesus: J.R. Seeley, Religion, and the Cultural Significance of Anonymity' Canadian Journal of History 53, (3) 547-549 , DOI PEARL
Finkelstein D 2018 'Scottish compositor poets and the typographical trade press, 1850-1880' Scottish Literary Review 10, (2) 47-69 Publisher Site PEARL
Finkelstein D 2018 'The Scottish Printing Diaspora, 1840–1914' Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature , DOI PEARL
Finkelstein D 2018 'Empires of Print: Adventure Fiction in the Magazines, 1899–1919. By Patrick Scott Belk' The Library 19, (1) 93-94 , DOI PEARL
Finkelstein D & Hoy J 2017 'The importance of community context within Scottish lifelong learning: a case study' Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning 19, (1) 95-110 , DOI PEARL
Krieken RV, Amado A & Finkelstein D 2016 'Book Reviews' International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics 12, (3) 389-397 , DOI PEARL
Finkelstein D 2015 'Biography of a Book: Henry Lawson's While the Billy Boils; While the Billy Boils: The Original Newspaper Versions' English Studies 96, (6) 727-729 , DOI
Finkelstein D 2015 'The Author's Hand and the Printer's Mind' Journal of Historical Geography 47, 111-112 , DOI
Brouillette S & Finkelstein D 2013 'Postcolonial print cultures' The Journal of Commonwealth Literature 48, (1) 3-7 , DOI
Baker W, Dubois M, Star SJ, Easley A & Finkelstein D 2013 'XIII * The Nineteenth Century: The Victorian Period' The Year's Work in English Studies 92, (1) 647-751 , DOI
Finkelstein D 2012 'POLITICAL JOURNALISM' Journalism Practice 6, (1) 138-142 , DOI
Baker W, Tate G, Dubois M, Easley A & Finkelstein D 2012 'XIII * The Nineteenth Century: The Victorian Period' The Year's Work in English Studies 91, (1) 715-813 , DOI
Finkelstein D 2011 'SPORTS BROADCASTERS' Journalism Practice 5, (2) 245-248 , DOI
Finkelstein 2011 '<em>The Oxford Companion to the Book</em>, edited by Michael Suarez and H. R. Woudhuysen' Victorian Studies 53, (3) 528-528 , DOI
Finkelstein D 2011 'Geographies of the Book' Journal of Historical Geography 37, (1) 137-138 , DOI
Finkelstein D 2010 'RADIO JOURNALISM' Journalism Practice 4, (1) 114-118 , DOI
Finkelstein 2010 '<em>Transatlantic Print Culture, 1880-1940: Emerging Media, Emerging Modernism</em>, edited by Ann L. Ardis and Patrick Collier' Victorian Studies 52, (3) 516-516 , DOI
David Finkelstein 2010 'Decent Company: Conrad, <i>Blackwood's</i>, and the Literary Marketplace' Conradiana 41, (1) 29-47 , DOI
Baker W, Barton A, Wright J, Easley A & Finkelstein D 2010 'XIII * The Nineteenth Century: The Victorian Period' The Year's Work in English Studies 89, (1) 679-789 , DOI
Finkelstein D 2009 'PHOTOJOURNALISM' Journalism Practice 3, (1) 108-112 , DOI
Baker W, Reinert L, Barton A, Easley A & Finkelstein D 2009 'XIII * The Nineteenth Century: The Victorian Period' The Year's Work in English Studies 88, (1) 770-866 , DOI
Finkelstein D 2008 'INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM' Journalism Practice 2, (1) 130-134 , DOI
Finkelstein D 2007 'Cold type' TLS - The Times Literary Supplement (5450) 22-23
Finkelstein D 2007 'Pressed into service' TLS - The Times Literary Supplement (5462)
Finkelstein D 2007 'JOURNALISM LIVES' Journalism Practice 1, (2) 277-282 , DOI
McCleery A & Finkelstein D 2005 'Archie Turnbull and Edinburgh University Press' Journal of Scholarly Publishing 37, (1) 33-47 , DOI
Finkelstein D 2002 'Cyberpunk and Cyberculture: Science Fiction and the Work of William Gibson. Dani Cavallaro , William Gibson' The Library Quarterly 72, (3) 386-388 , DOI
Finkelstein D, Bromage S & McCleery A 2002 'Scottish Archive of Print and Publishing History Records' Learned Publishing 15, (3) 193-197 , DOI
Armstrong I, Finkelstein D, Hill J, Stiles P, Norquay G, West S, Rubinstein WD & Seecharan C 1999 'REVIEWS' Journal of Victorian Culture 4, (2) 336-368 , DOI
Burns RA, Alderson D, Driver F, Finkelstein D & Miller C 1996 'REVIEWS' Journal of Victorian Culture 1, (1) 154-178 , DOI
Books
Finkelstein D 2020 The Edinburgh History of the British and Irish Press, Volume 2 Expansion and Evolution, 1800-1900. EUP
Finkelstein D 2018 Movable Types Roving Creative Printers of the Victorian World. Oxford University Press
Finkelstein D & McCleery A 2012 Introduction to Book History. Routledge , DOI
2011 The History of Reading, Volume 2. Palgrave Macmillan UK , DOI
McCleery A, Finkelstein D & Renton J 2009 An Honest Trade Booksellers and Bookselling in Scotland. Tuckwell PressLtd
2008 Books Books Without Borders, Volume 2. Palgrave Macmillan , DOI
Finkelstein D & McCleery A 2007 The Edinburgh history of the book in Scotland. 4
Keeble R 2007 The Journalistic Imagination. Routledge , DOI
Finkelstein D 2006 Print culture and the blackwood tradition 1805-1930.
Finkelstein D 2002 The House of Blackwood: Author-Publisher Relations in the Victorian Era. University Park, Pennsylvania Penn State University Press
2000 Nineteenth-Century Media and the Construction of Identities. Palgrave Macmillan UK , DOI
Chapters
Finkelstein D & Squires C 2019 'Book Events, Book Environments' in Nash A; Squires C; Willison I The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain: Volume 7, The Twentieth Century and Beyond Cambridge Cambridge University Press 668-678
Finkelstein D & McCleery A 2019 'Publishing' in Squires C; Nash A; Willison I The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain: Volume 7, The Twentieth Century and Beyond Cambridge Cambridge University Press 146-190
Finkelstein D 2015 'The Blackwood Female Literary Network, 1880-1910' in Baker W Studies in Victorian and Modern Literature A Tribute to John Sutherland Madison, New Jersey Rowman & Littlefield 17-37
Finkelstein D 2012 'Publishing and the materiality of the book' The Cambridge History of Victorian Literature Cambridge University Press 13-33 , DOI
Fleming L, Finkelstein D & McCleery A 2011 'In a class of their own: The autodidact impulse and working-class readers in twentieth-century Scotland' The History of Reading 189-204 , DOI
Fleming L, Finkelstein D & McCleery A 2011 'In a Class of their Own: The Autodidact Impulse and Working-Class Readers in Twentieth-Century Scotland' The History of Reading, Volume 2 Palgrave Macmillan UK 189-204 , DOI
Finkelstein D 2009 'History of the book, authorship, book design, and publishing' Handbook of Research on Writing: History, Society, School, Individual, Text 41-96 , DOI
Finkelstein D 2008 'The Globalization of the Book 1800-1970' A Companion to the History of the Book Blackwell Publishing Ltd 329-340 , DOI
Finkelstein D 2008 'Book circulation and reader responses in colonial India' Books Without Borders, Volume 2: Perspectives from South Asia 100-111 , DOI
Finkelstein D 2007 'Readers and reading' The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland 431-454
Finkelstein D 2007 'The professionalisation of publishing' The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland 31-40
Finkelstein D & McCleery A 2007 'Trends and Prospects from 2000' The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland 455-477
Finkelstein D 2007 ''The dangerous third martini': Graham Greene, libel and literary journalism in 1930s Britain' The Journalistic Imagination: Literary Journalists from Defoe to Capote and Carter 87-99 , DOI
Finkelstein D 2006 'Periodicals, encyclopaedias and nineteenth-century literary production' The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature 198-210
Patten RL & Finkelstein D 2006 'Editing Blackwood’s; or, what do editors do?' Print Culture and the Blackwood Tradition 1805-1930 146-183