- Ph.D., English, 1992 – University of Pennsylvania
- M.A., English, 1986 – University of Massachusetts at Amherst
- B.A., English / Arts, 1984 – Empire State College, State University of New York
- Article: Scrapbooking: Opening a page on the past.
Garvey says it all started with newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks — which preserved these news accounts — are like our modern-day Google: “The press was full of valuable information that was just disappearing. And it was only through making scrapbooks that you would ever be able to find it again.” …
- Curriculum Vitae
- ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT
- Professor, English, New Jersey City University 2009-present Teach in English, Honors
- Visiting Professor, Universite Paris 8, Spring 2015
- Fulbright: Walt Whitman Distinguished Chair in American Literature, University of Nijmegen, Netherlands.
Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance (Oxford University Press, 2013). Winner of four prizes.
The Adman in the Parlor: Magazines and the Gendering of Consumer Culture, 1880s-1910s (Oxford University Press, 1996). Winner, DeLong SHARP Prize for Best Book History Book
Blue Pencils and Hidden Hands: Women Editing Periodicals, Sharon Harris, ed., with Ellen Gruber Garvey (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004)
Selected Articles and Chapters
“Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson’s Suffrage Work: The View from Her Scrapbook” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, 33: 2.
“Back Number Budd: An African American Pioneer in the Old Newspaper and Information Management Business,” Capitalism by Gaslight: Illuminating the Economy of Nineteenth Century America. Brian Luskey and Wendy Woloson, eds. (U Pennsylvania P)
“facts and FACTS: Abolitionists’ Database Innovations,” “Raw Data” Is an Oxymoron, Lisa Gitelman, ed. (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2013).
“Ambivalent Advertising: Books, Prestige, and the Circulation of Publicity,” Print in Motion: The Expansion of Print and Reading in the United States 1880-1940, v.4 of A History of the Book in America, Janice Radway and Carl Kaestle, eds. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009) 170-189.
“Less Work for ‘Mother’: Rural Readers, Farm Papers, and the Makeover of ‘The Revolt of “Mother” ‘; Reprinting “Mothering, The Story of a Revolt,” Nina Sutherland Purdy. Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, 2009, 26:1.
“Important, Responsible Work”: Willa Cather’s Office Stories and Her Necessary Editorial Career,” Studies in American Fiction, 36:2, Fall 2008, 177-196.
“Anonymity, Authorship and Recirculation: A Civil War Episode,” Book History, 2006, 159-178.
“Trade Card Scrapbooks and the Missionary Work of Advertising,” The Scrapbook in American Life, Susan Tucker, Katherine Ott, and Patricia Buckler, eds. (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006) 97-115. The volume won the Allen G. Noble Book Award, American Pioneer Society.
Foreword, Blue Pencils and Hidden Hands: Women Editing Periodicals, Sharon Harris, ed., with Ellen Gruber Garvey (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004
“Scissorizing and Scrapbooks: Nineteenth Century Reading, Remaking, and Recirculating” New Media: 1740-1915, Lisa Gitelman and Geoff Pingree, eds. (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003) 207-227.
“The People’s Picture Gallery: Outdoor Advertising, Class, and Control of Public Space” The American Metropolis: Image and Inspiration, Hans Krabbendam, Marja Roholl, Tity de Vries, eds. (Amsterdam: VU University Press, 2001) 71-84.
“Making Hay of the Yellow Wallpaper: ‘The Boveopathic Sanatorium’ Proposes a New Remedy for Neurasthenia,” Studies in American Humor, n.s. 3:6, 1999, 49-59.
“What Happened to the Ads in Turn-of-the-Century Bound Magazines, and Why,” Serials Librarian, 37 (1) 1999, 83-91.
“Reframing the Bicycle: 1890s Magazines and Scorching Women,” American Quarterly, March, 1995, 66-101.
Fellowships and Awards: National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College Teachers, We the People designee, for project Scrapbooks Remake Nineteenth Century Print Culture, full year 2008-9. National Humanities Center, N.C., full year; Massachusetts Historical Society fellow, full year; Peterson Fellow, American Antiquarian Society;
Nineteenth-century US literature and culture, print culture, media history, authorship, women’s studies, African American writing and publishing history, lesbian and gay literature, reception studies, circulation and recirculation, history of education, nineteenth-century magazines and advertising; writings on slavery; magazines.