Reader’s Block: Testimonies of Neurological Reading Disorders
Birkelund Fellowship, 2018–19
Matthew Rubery’s work focuses on modern literature, media, and reading practices. Originally from Texas, he joined Queen Mary in 2010 after teaching in Leeds and Philadelphia for a number of years and completing his doctorate at Harvard. His first book, The Novelty of Newspapers: Victorian Fiction after the Invention of the News (Oxford, 2009), was awarded the European Society for the Study of English Book Award for Junior Scholars. His subsequent books include the essay collection Audiobooks, Literature, and Sound Studies (Routledge, 2011) and the anthology Secret Commissions: An Anthology of Victorian Investigative Journalism (Broadview, 2012). His latest book is titled The Untold Story of the Talking Book (Harvard University Press, 2016).
- ” ‘Wearable’ books: The rise of sensory fiction,” The Independent, October 3, 2018.
- Rubery, Matthew. “Ulysses, Blindness, and Accessible Modernism.” New Literary History 49, no. 1 (2018): 47-70.
- Rubery, Matthew. The Untold Story of the Talking Book. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016.
- Donovan, Stephen and Matthew Rubery, eds. Secret Commissions: An Anthology of Victorian Investigative Journalism. Peterborough, Canada: Broadview Press, 2012.
- Rubery, Matthew, ed. Audiobooks, Literature, and Sound Studies. New York: Routledge, 2011.
- Rubery, Matthew. The Novelty of Newspapers: Victorian Fiction after the Invention of the News. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2009.