Michael Gamer, Ph.D. (Undergraduate Chair of English)
University of Pennsylvania
3600 Market Street Suite 501-A Room 510
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6219
Telephone: (215) 898-5968
Michael Gamer received his doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1993. He writes primarily on Romantic writing, particularly its relation to popular fiction and drama. Romanticism and the Gothic: Genre, Reception, and Canon Formation was published in 2000 by Cambridge University Press, followed by a Penguin Classics edition of Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto in 2002. The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Drama, edited with Jeffrey Cox, appeared in 2003. He has published a number of additional essays in Novel, PMLA, ELH, Studies in Romanticism, and other journals on collections, the novel, pornography, authorship, and dramas of spectacle. In recent years he has received the Ira Abrams and Lindback awards for distinguished teaching.