Macgeorge Visiting Fellow: Dr Alberto Gabriele

The Australian Centre is hosting Dr Alberto Gabriele from January - March 2016, Dr Gabriele's visit had been supported by the Macgeorge Bequest.

Mondo Niovo. Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. Museo Correr, Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe.Alberto Gabriele, a graduate of New York University’s Comparative Literature Department is the author of Reading Popular Culture in Victorian Print: Belgravia and Sensationalism (2009). He has been teaching at Tel Aviv University and has been visiting scholar at at the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and visiting fellow at The University of New South Wales at ADFA, Canberra, the University of Sydney, and Women’s College within the University of Sydney. He has recently completed two monographs on Precinema and the Literary Imagination, Volume I: From the Baroque to the Romantic Age and Volume II: The Nineteenth Century Novel, forthcoming next year. He is also the editor of a collection of essays, Sensationalism and the Genealogy of Modernity: a Global Nineteenth Century Perspective. He has been awarded a three-year grant to complete the project on Leipzig as one of the capitals of continental book publishing and distribution in the course of the nineteenth century. During his residency at the University of Melbourne he is continuing his research for his fourth book on the global networks of distribution of Victorian print culture in the 1860s-70s.

Alberto Gabriele’s current book history project focuses on the global distribution of Victorian books and periodicals in the 1860-70s, for which he has already visited forty libraries and archives in ten countries. He has written on the marketing of Victorian sensationalism among Australian colonial booksellers and during his period as a Macgeorge fellow he is expanding his research on intercolonial networks in the circulation of print culture.

Dr Gabriele is available to meet with students, please email

Dr Gabriele will deliver a public lecture on Wednesday, 3 March

Dr Gabriele's lecture can be downloaded here

Image: Mondo Niovo. Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. Museo Correr, Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe.