History of the Site
Romantic Circles was officially launched in November 1996 and has been from the start a profoundly collaborative project. Below we record the names of those who have played important roles in its development over the years.
Founding General Editors:
Neil Fraistat, Steven E. Jones, Donald Reiman, Carl Stahmer
Current General Editors:
Neil Fraistat, Steven E. Jones
Founding & Previous Section Editors:
Publications: Michael Gamer
Current Section Editors:
Praxis Series: Orrin N. C. Wang
Current Associate Editors:
Melissa Sites, Kate Singer, Joseph Byrne
Founding Advisory Board:
Betty T. Bennett, Nora Crook, Stuart Curran, P.M.S. Dawson, Michael Eberle-Sinatra, Elizabeth Fay, Michael Gamer, Nancy Moore Goslee, Jerrold Hogle, Harriet Jump, William Keach, Gary Kelly, Jon Klancher, Greg Kucich, Alan Liu, Jack Lynch, Peter J. Manning, Jerome J. McGann, Judith Pascoe, Tilottama Rajan, Alan Richardson, Charles E. Robinson, Nicholas Roe, Jack Stillinger, John Unsworth, Susan J. Wolfson, Carl Woodring.
Original Site Design:
Current Site Design:
Former Site Managers:
Mike Duvall, Lisa Rhody, Ben Pekkanen, Kate Singer, Joseph Byrne
Current Site Managers:
Dave Rettenmaier, Mike Quilligan
Features and Events, created in 1996, was discontinued in 2004. Its content was redistributed to the RC Blog, Pedagogies, and Scholarly Resources sections.
Romantic Circles High School, funded by a three-year education development grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, was current from 1999-2002. Its content is now archived at RC Pedagogies.
Publications, created in 1996, was incorporated into the Bibliographies section in 2004.
Scholarly Exchange, established in 1997, was incorporated into the Praxis Series in 1998.
Bibliographies was a major section of Romantic Circles 2003-05, and was dis continued in 2005. The book section of Bibliographies was moved to Scholarly Resources.
All contributors of resources to Romantic Circles appear in our Index of Contributors.
The sections below have been discontinued at Romantic Circles
Romantic Circles High School, funded by a three-year education development grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, was current from 1999-2002.
Features and Events, created in 1996, was discontinued in 2004.
Publications, created in 1996, was discontinued in 2004.
Keats-Shelley Journal Bibliography, an electronic version of the annual bibliography of the Keats-Shelley Association of America, was housed at Romantic Circles 1994-99.
CUP @ RC, or Cambridge University Press at Romantic Circles, was published at Romantic Circles 2000-01.