Sandro Jung

Department: Department of English Language and Literature

Job Title: Fudan Distinguished Professor

Doctoral and Post-doctoral supervisor

Highest degree: PhD

Research interests: eighteenth-century and Romantic-period literature (especially poetry and the novel), the Victorian novel (especially the Brontë sisters, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens, and Wilkie Collins), Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, comparative literature, reception studies, media studies (including intermediality and transmediality), book history, print culture studies, and publishing history, landscape gardens and literature, visual culture (especially illustration studies)


2004.10 – 2004.09 PhD in English literature, University of Wales

2002.10 – 2003.09 M.Phil. in English literature, University of Wales

Work Experience

After starting his career at the University of Salford, Professor Jung has held full-time professorial positions at Ghent University and the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

He has served as Visiting Professor at Edinburgh, Freiburg, and Gothenburg universities.

And he is Jack Ma Distinguished Professor at Hangzhou Normal University

Editorial Work 

Editor-in-Chief of ANQ, a quarterly A&HCI journal (Taylor and Francis / Routledge)

General Editor of book series, Studies of Text and Print Culture (Lehigh University Press)


Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing (MA), second semester

Selected Publications (past 10 years)


Eighteenth-Century Illustration and Literary Material Culture (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023).

„kleine artige Kupfer“: Buchillustration im 18. Jahrhundert (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2018; the second edition was published in June 2018).

The Publishing and Marketing of Illustrated Literature in Scotland, 1760-1825 (Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press, 2017).

Thomson’s ‘The Seasons’, Print Culture, and Visual Interpretation, 1730-1842 (Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press, 2015).


A&HCI articles (single-authored only)

“Poetical Siblings: Thomson’s Vignette of Celadon and Amelia Transformed,” Style, 57:1 (2023): 34-55.

“Function and Transformation in the Design and Interpretive Inscription of Frontispieces to Thomson’s The Seasons, 1790-1825,” English Studies (2023, published online).

“Preißler’s Plates for Zachariae’s Die Tageszeiten (1756): Strategies of Iconotextual Meaning and Interpretation,” Oxford German Studies, 51:4 (2022/2023): 437-54.

“Visual Literary Criticism and Eighteenth-Century Literary Illustration. Introduction,” Oxford German Studies, 51:4 (2022/2023): 369-83.

“Amplifying Reading Experience: Illustrations to Longueville’s The English Hermit, 1727–1799,” English Studies, 103:1 (2022): 42-62.

“Winding the Horn: Collins’s Beetle and Rogers’s Bee,” ANQ, 35:2 (2022): 126-27.

“Thomas Stothard and Samuel Rogers: The Pleasures of Memory illustrated for The Royal Engagement Pocket Atlas (1808),” The Book Collector, 71:3 (2022): 446-62.

“Isaiah Thomas’s Illustrated Imprints in the 1790s: The Provenance, Uses, and Production of their Illustrations,” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 115:2 (2021): 137-166.  

“Dominant Visual Narrative, the Competitive Marketing and Metacritical Functions of Illustrations, and Robert Morison’s 1793 Edition of James Thomson’s The Seasons,” AAA: Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik, 46:1 (2021): 43-71.

(with Xiao Yang), “Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: Text, Print, Medium,” Interdisciplinary Studies of Literature, 5:3 (2021), 377-396. [A&HCI]

Longworth’s Belles Lettres Repository and the Early American Illustrated Diary-cum-Almanac,” The Book Collector, 70:3 (2021): 449-462.

Gulliver’s Travels in China: The Illustrations for Han Man You,” The Book Collector, 70:4 (2021): 546-61.

“Iconological Criticism: Repositioning Illustrations within Literary Studies,” AAA: Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik, 46:1 (2021): 3-12.

William Shenstone, Visual Culture and Relational Media Practices,” ANQ, 35:3 (2021): 325-35.

“Ephemeral Spenser: Stothard’s Vignette Series of The Faerie Queene for The Royal Engagement Pocket Atlas,” Eighteenth-Century Life 44:2(2020): 76-108.

“Literary Ephemera: Understanding the Media of Literacy and Culture Formation,”Eighteenth-Century Life 44:2(2020): 1-16.

“Reinterpretation through Extra-Illustration: A Copy of Thomson’s The Seasons at the Library Company of Philadelphia,” The Book Collector, 68:2 (2020): 295-314.

“The Role of Visual Culture in the Patriotic Editions of the Morisons of Perth: From ‘The Scottish Poets’ to The Poems of Ossian,” ANQ, 33:1 (2020): 37-47.

“Book Illustration and the Transnational Mediation of Robinson Crusoe in 1720,” Philological Quarterly, 99:2 (2020): 171-201. [Reprinted in abridged form in: Alison Boulanger and Fiona McIntosh-Varjabedian (ed.), Comparing Literatures: Aspects, Method, and Orientation (Stuttgart: Ibidem, 2022): 111-134.]

“G. L. Crusius, Leipzig Artist and Engraver, and His Literary Illustrations in the 1750s,” Oxford German Studies, 49:3(2020): 209-227.  

“An American Parody of Thomson’s Celadon and Amelia Tale,” ANQ, 34:1 (2019): 34-35.  

“The Color-Printed Plates for Edward Jeffery’s Edition of Walpole’s Castle of Otranto (1796),” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 113:1 (2019): 55-67.

“James Robertson’s Poems of Allan Ramsay (1802) and the Adaptation of Other Scottish Booksellers’ Book Illustrations of the Works of Ramsay.” Scottish Literary Review, 10:1 (2018): 139-158.

“Robert Morison’s Collections of Extracts, The General Magazine, and the Reprinting of Illustrations.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 111:1 (2017): 31-60.

“Thomson’s The Seasons, Textual Mobility, and Bibliographical Inter-Iconicity.” ANQ, 29:4 (2016): 220-229.

“The Other Pamela: Readership and the Illustrated Chapbook Abridgment.” Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 39:4 (2016): 513-31.

“‘The Sands of Dee’: Its Popular Appeal and Textual Life.” ANQ, 28:3-4 (2015): 174-76.

“Thomson, Macpherson, Ramsay, and the Making and Marketing of Illustrated Scottish Literary Editions in the 1790s.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 109:1 (2015): 5-61.

“Illustrated Glasgow Editions of Robert Burns’s Poems, 1800-1802.” Scottish Literary Review, 7:1 (2015): 133-44.

“James Morison, Book Illustration and ThePoems of Robert Burns (1812).” Scottish Literary Review, 6:2 (2014): 25-48.

“William Shenstone's Poetry, The Leasowes, and the Intermediality of Reading and Architectural Design.” Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 37:1 (2014): 53-77.

“Currer Bell, Charlotte Brontë and the Construction of Authorial Identity.” Brontë Studies, 39:4 (2014): 292-306.

“Design, Media, and the Reading of Thomson’s Seasons.” Studies in the Literary Imagination, 46:1 (2013): 139-160.

“Illustrated Pocket Diaries and the Commodification of Culture.” Eighteenth-Century Life, 37:2 (2013): 53-84.

“Image Making in Thomson’s The Seasons.” SEL: Studies in English Literature, 53:3 (2013): 583-99.


Book chapters

“Reading, Visual Literacy, and the Illustrated Text in Eighteenth-Century Britain.” The Edinburgh History of Reading: Early Readers, ed. by Mary Hammond und Jonathan Rose (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020), 270-96.

“Salomon Gessners Der Tod Abels, das Bild-Text-Konstrukt und die Darstellung von Gewalt und Tragik: Kain in den Buchillustrationen der schweizerischen und englischen Ausgaben, 1758-1797.” Aufklärung fürs Auge, ed. by Daniel Fulda (Halle: Mitteldeutscher Verlag, 2020), 172-195.

“Reading the Romantic Vignette: Stothard Illustrates Bloomfield, Byron and Crabbe for the Royal Engagement Pocket Atlas.”Romanticism and Illustration, ed. by Ian Haywood, Susan Matthews und Mary L. Shannon (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), 143-170.

“The Female Body in Text and Image: Amelia, Lavinia, and Musidora in the German Translations of Thomson’s The Seasons.” Anglo-German Dramatic and Poetic Encounters: Perspectives on Exchange in the Sattelzeit, ed. by Sandro Jung und Michael Wood (Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press, 2019), 169-199.

Poetic Description and the Formation of Genre: Thomson’s Summer and Mallet’s The Excursion.” The Genres of Thomson’s “The Seasons,”ed. by Sandro Jung und Kwinten Van De Walle (Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press, 2018), 23-42.

“Print Culture and the Construction of an Enlightenment Scottish Literary Canon.” The Scottish Enlightenment and Literary Culture, ed. by Ralph McLean und Ronnie Young (Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2016), 185-208.

“The Ode.” The Oxford Handbook to British Poetry, 1660-1800, ed. by Jack Lynch (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), 510-27.

Selected Honours and Awards 

Katherine Pantzer Senior Fellowship in the British Book Trades, Bibliographical Society of America, 2021

EURIAS (European Institutes for Advanced Studies) Senior Fellow, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, 2018-2019

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior Fellow, 2016-2018

EURIAS (European Institutes for Advanced Studies) Junior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, 2015-2016

Past President of the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Professorial Fellow, USIAS (University of Strasburg Institute for Advanced Studies), 2012-2014

Election to the Fellowship of the Royal Historical Society, the Royal Asiatic Society, and the Society of Scottish Antiquaries.

Numerous short-term fellowships at the Klassik-Stiftung Weimar, Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, Lilly Library, Bloomington, Princeton University Library, Grolier Club Library, Houghton Library, Harvard University Library, Dumbarton Oaks, Royal Society of Edinburgh/Caledonian Fellowship (University of Glasgow), University of South Carolina, Forschungszentrum Gotha, Library Company of Philadelphia, American Antiquarian Society, and the University of Michigan Library. 


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