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Dr Shef Rogers, Head of Department

BA (Emory) MA, PhD (Chicago)

Email shef.rogers@otago.ac.nzRogers Web
Phone 64 3 479 8892
Office 1C7
First Floor
Arts Building
Albany Street
Dunedin


Mail Department of English & Linguistics
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand


Scholarly Interests

Bibliography, Eighteenth-Century British Literature, NZ Print Culture, Travel Writing

Teaching

ENGL127 Effective Writing
ENGL 312 Literature in the Age of Invention (not offered 2018)
ENGL 337 Creative Writing: Travel Narratives (not offered 2018)
ENGL 351 Special Topic: 21st Century Fiction: Reading Today's World (not offered 2018)
ENGL 368 Engaging Literary Stories
ENGL 404 A Topic in English Language (not offered 2018)
HUMS 501 Writing and Revision for Graduate Research

Research and Possible Supervision

I have supervised work on editing poetry (Luke Shepherd); servants in Fielding and Smollett, eighteenth-century travel accounts, and NZ book history. I am also happy to supervise studies of travel accounts; NZ book history; eighteenth-century poetry or other literature, satire, most aspects of bibliography or editorial practice, and the use of computers in research or teaching.

Current Research

I am currently editing a Bibliography of eighteenth-century travel writing and collaborating with a group of other scholars on a history of the book in New Zealand.

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Publications

Rogers, S. (Ed.). (2015). Script & Print, 39(1). [Journal Editor].

Rogers, S. (2014). Reflections on national structures as a basis for print culture histories in the twenty-first century. Script & Print, 38(2), 94-109.

Rogers, S. (2013). Exploring the bibliographical limits of Gulliver's Travels. In P. Bullard & J. McLaverty (Eds.), Jonathan Swift and the eighteenth-century book. (pp. 135-153). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Rogers, S. (2010). The history of the book in New Zealand. In M. F. Suarez & H. R. Woudhuysen (Eds.), The Oxford companion to the book. (pp. 403-407). Oxford University Press.

Rogers, S. (2009). Enlarging the prospects of happiness: Travel reading and travel writing. In M. F. Suarez & M. L. Turner (Eds.), Cambridge history of the book in Britain (Vol. V):1695-1830. (pp. 781-790). Cambridge University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Rogers, S. (2013). Exploring the bibliographical limits of Gulliver's Travels. In P. Bullard & J. McLaverty (Eds.), Jonathan Swift and the eighteenth-century book. (pp. 135-153). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Rogers, S. (2010). The history of the book in New Zealand. In M. F. Suarez & H. R. Woudhuysen (Eds.), The Oxford companion to the book. (pp. 403-407). Oxford University Press.

Rogers, S. (2010). Alexander Pope: Perceived patron, misunderstood mentor. In A. W. Lee (Ed.), Mentoring in eighteenth-century British literature and culture. (pp. 51-61). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Rogers, S. (2009). Enlarging the prospects of happiness: Travel reading and travel writing. In M. F. Suarez & M. L. Turner (Eds.), Cambridge history of the book in Britain (Vol. V):1695-1830. (pp. 781-790). Cambridge University Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Rogers, S. (2014). Reflections on national structures as a basis for print culture histories in the twenty-first century. Script & Print, 38(2), 94-109.

Rogers, S. (2008). An extra echo to Swift's epigraph for 'Gulliver's Travels' (1735). Notes & Queries, 55(3), 326. doi: 10.1093/notesj/gjn104

Rogers, S. (2003). Review essay [Review of the book A bibliography of the works of Samuel Johnson, Treating his published works from the beginnings to 1984]. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 97(1), 93-98.

Rogers, C. S. (2001). Uncovering Wycherley's miscellaneous remains. Bulletin (Bibliographical Society of Australia & New Zealand), 25, 145-156.

Rogers, C. S. (2000). The use of royal licences for printing in England, 1695-1760: A bibliography. Library, 7th ser.1(2), 133-192.

Rogers, C. S. (1998). Crusoe Among The Maori, Translation and Colonial Acculturation in Victorian New Zealand. Book History, 1, 182-195. Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press.

Rogers, C. S. (1997). Composing conscience: The injured Islanders (1779) and English sensibility. Eighteenth Century, 38, 259-265.

Rogers, C. S. (1997). A source and context for Pope's 'To Mr. Gay'. Notes & Queries, 44(2), 193-195.

Rogers, C. S. (1996). How many T's had Ezra Pound's printer:. Studies in Bibliography, 49, 277-283.

Rogers, C. S. (1995). Pope, publishing, and popular interpretations of the Dunciad Variorum. Philological Quarterly, 74, 279-295.

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Other - Edited Journal

Rogers, S. (Ed.). (2015). Script & Print, 39(1). [Journal Editor].

Harris, J., & Rogers, S. (Eds.). (2008). Eighteenth-Century Life 32(2) [Rewriting the Long Eighteenth Century: Selected papers from the Thirteenth David Nichol Smith Seminar]. [Journal Editor].

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