Alan Galey is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, where he also teaches in the collaborative program in Book History and Print Culture. His research focuses on the intersections between textual scholarship and digital technologies, especially in the context of theories of the archive and the history of scholarly editing.
Professor Galey’s research focuses on the history and future of the book, bridging the fields of book history, digital humanities, and critical information studies.
In 2013 Professor Galey won the Fredson Bowers Memorial Prize, awarded by the Society for Textual Scholarship for the best textual studies article published in the preceding two years for “The Enkindling Reciter: E-Books in the Bibliographical Imagination,” published in Book History.
He also received the 2013-2014 Outstanding Instructor Award, awarded by the Master of Information Student Council at the Faculty of Information to “exceptional course instructors who dedicate themselves to shaping and inspiring the next generation of information professionals.”
—. The Shakespearean Archive: Experiments in New Media from the Renaissance to Postmodernity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
— and Travis DeCook, eds. Shakespeare, the Bible, and the Form of the Book: Contested Scriptures. New York: Routledge, 2011
—. “The Enkindling Reciter: E-Books in the Bibliographical Imagination.” Book History 15 (2012): 210-47.
—, Jon Bath, Rebecca Niles, and Richard Cunningham. “Imagining the Architectures of the Book: Textual Scholarship and the Digital Book Arts.” Textual Cultures 7.2 (2012): 20-42.
—, Wendy Duff and Emily Monks-Leeson. “Contexts Built and Found: A Pilot Study on the Process of Archival Meaning-Making.” Archival Science 12.1 (2012): 69-92.
—. “Reading the Book of Mozilla: Web Browsers and the Materiality of Digital Texts.” In The History of Reading, Vol. 3: Methods, Strategies, Tactics. Rosalind Crone and Shafquat Towheed, eds. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011: 196-214.
—. “Networks of Deep Impression: Shakespeare and the History of Information.” Shakespeare Quarterly 61.3 (2010): 289-312
— and Stan Ruecker. “How a Prototype Argues.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 24.5 (2010): 405-24.
Honours & Awards
Fredson Bowers Memorial Prize (2013), awarded by the Society for Textual Scholarship for the best textual studies article published in the preceding two years (for “The Enkindling Reciter: E-Books in the Bibliographical Imagination,” published in the journal Book History)
2013-2014 Outstanding Instructor Award, given to “exceptional course instructors who dedicate themselves to shaping and inspiring the next generation of information professionals,” awarded by the Master of Information Student Council, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto