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Maura Ives

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Areas of Speciality
  • 18th and 19th Century British Literature and Culture
  • Digital Humanities
  • History of the Book and Textual Studies
  • Women Writers
  • (979) 845-3890
  • LAAH 341
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Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1990

M.A., University of Virginia, 1984

B.A., Bethany College, 1982

Research Interests

Dr. Ives’s Scholars@TAMU Profile

Dr. Ives’s research area is 19th century print and digital textual studies.  The author of what is now the standard bibliography of Christina Rossetti,  she continues to conduct research on the textual and publishing history of Rossetti and Jean Ingelow, as well as on Victorian women’s literary celebrity.  She is especially interested in Victorian women’s religious writing and its literary and bibliographical subgenres (hymns, devotional calendars, illuminated texts, periodicals).

Honors and Awards

  • Fredson Bowers Award, Bibliographical Society (UK), 2012
  • Elmer L. Andersen Research Fellow,  University of Minnesota Library, 2012
  • Bibliographical Society of American Research Fellow, 1998-1999, 1987-1988
  • Princeton University Library Visiting Fellow, 1998-1999


Women-Writers-and-the-Artifacts-of-Celebrity - IvesIves, Maura, and Ann R. Hawkins.  Women Writers and the Artifacts of Celebrity in the Long Nineteenth Century.  Routledge, 2012

In 1788, the Catalogue of Five Hundred Celebrated Authors of Great Britain, Now Living forecast a form of authorship that rested on biographical revelation and media saturation as well as literary achievement. This collection traces the unique experiences of women writers within a celebrity culture that was intimately connected to the expansion of print technology and of visual and material culture in the nineteenth century. The contributors examine a wide range of artifacts, including prefaces, portraits, frontispieces, birthday books, calendars and gossip columns, to consider the nature of women’s celebrity and the forces that created it.


Christina-Rossetti - IvesIves, Maura.  Christina Rossetti:  A Descriptive Bibliography.  Oak Knoll Press, 2011

As the first descriptive bibliography of Christina Rossetti, this book documents the full range of Rossetti’s publication history, taking into account her books as well as her appearances in anthologies, periodicals, and hymnals, musical settings, and selected translations, ephemera, and Rossettiana. In addition to identifying a number of new publications, this bibliography provides a full account of the American printings of Rossetti’s poetry collections, records a number of manuscript corrections or additions discovered in copies examined, and pays special attention to musical settings of her work.



George-Merediths-Essay-on-Comedy - IvesIves, Maura. George Meredith’s Essay On Comedy and Other New Quarterly Magazine Publications. Bucknell University Press, 1998

In this book, Meredith’s prose is presented for the first time in a critical edition. Its goal is to present Meredith’s words as he intended them to be read, without the errors of his publishers, and with a complete scholarly apparatus that allows readers to recreate the history of each work’s transmission. Each text, originally published in the New Quarterly Magazine between 1877 and 1879, is accompanied by a textual history, a list of editorial emendations, a historical collation (showing how Meredith’s texts changed over time), and additional lists and tables as determined by the special circumstances of each text.

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