1. University of Virginia
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Vander Meulen

Selected Articles

  • "ESTC as Foundational and Always Developing,” Age of Johnson 21 (2011).
  • "Parallel Printing and Running Titles [in Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius, 1610],” in Paul Needham, Galileo Makes a Book: The First Edition of Sidereus Nuncius Venice 1610.  Galileo’s O, ed. Horst Bredekamp, vol. 2 (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2011). With Paul Needham.
  • "Pattison’s Pope as an Index of Lives,” in Other People’s Books (2011).
  • "Bibliography and Other History," Textual Cultures 4.1 (Spring 2009).
  • "The Afterlife of the Imagination: Posthumous Adventures of Pope's Essay on Man," in Imagining Selves: Essays in Honor of Patricia Meyer Spacks, ed. Rivka Swenson and Elise Lauterbach (2008).
  • "Thoughts on the Future of Bibliographical Analysis," Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada 46.1 (2008).
  • "How to Read Book History," Studies in Bibliography 56 (2003-2004).
  • "Sir William Dugdale and the Making of Books," in Marion Roberts, Dugdale and Hollar: History Illustrated (2002).
  • "An Essay towards Perfection: J. D. Fleeman's A Bibliography of the Works of Samuel Johnson," The Age of Johnson 13 (2002).
  • "The Editing of Pope's Dunciad from Scriblerus to ***," in Eighteenth-Century Contexts: Historical Inquiries in Honor of Phillip Harth, ed. Howard D. Weinbrot, Peter J. Schakel, and Stephen E. Karian (2001).
  • "Revision in Bibliographical Classics: 'McKerrow' and 'Bowers,'" Studies in Bibliography 52 (1999).
  • "A System of Manuscript Transcription," Studies in Bibliography 52 (1999). With G. Thomas Tanselle.
  • "The Editorial Principles of Martinus Scriblerus," in The Culture of the Book: Essays from Two Hemispheres in Honour of Wallace Kirsop, ed. David Garrioch et al. (1999).
  • "A History of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia: The First Fifty Years" and "Publications of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1947-1996," Studies in Bibliography 50 (1997).
  • "Unauthorized Editions of Pope's Dunciad, 1728-1751," in Writers, Books, and Trade: An Eighteenth-Century English Miscellany for William B. Todd, ed. O M Brack Jr. (1994).
  • "Fredson Bowers as Music Critic," Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook: 1991 (1992).
  • "The Dunciad in Four Books and the Bibliography of Pope," Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 83.3 (1989).
  • "The History and Future of Bowers's Principles," Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 79.2 (1985), reprinted in Fredson Bowers at Eighty (1985).
  • "The Identification of Paper Without Watermarks: The Example of Pope's Dunciad," Studies in Bibliography 37 (1984).
  • "The Printing of Pope's Dunciad, 1728," Studies in Bibliography 35 (1982).


  • Edward L. Ayers Advising Fellow Award, University of Virginia, 2013-2015
  • Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship, University of Texas, 2001
  • Rawlings Prize, Albemarle County [Virginia] Historical Society, 1997
  • Guggenheim Fellow, 1996-1997
  • Vice-President, Bibliographical Society of America, 1992-1996
  • Engelhard Lecture in Bibliography, The Center for the Book, Library of Congress, 1987
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 1986, 2000
  • Bibliographical Society of America Fellow, 1983-1984
  • William Andrews Clark Library Fellow, 1982
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Ph.D. Wisconsin, 1981
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