Ian Newman


Assistant Professor of English
Fellow, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies

Specialties: Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British and Irish literature and culture

Degrees: BA, MA, University of Cambridge; MA, PhD, University of California Los Angeles

Ian Newman works at the intersections of literature, song, politics, and urban space across the eighteenth and nineteenth century in Britain and Ireland. He has been a visiting scholar in the music department at King’s College London for the project “Music in London 1800-1851,” and is the author of the online project www.1790salehouse.com. He is currently completing a monograph, The Tavern: Literature, Politics, and Conviviality which examines the culture of conviviality that emerged in the second half of the eighteenth-century forming a crucial second phase to the polite public sphere—one marked by intense examination of the relationships between public and private space, self and community, seriousness and pleasure. Newman is also the co-editor of The Art of Miscellany: Charles Dibdin and Late Georgian Culture, a collection of essays examining the varied career and legacy of the theater impresario, popular song writer, and author Charles Dibdin. He is also a contributing editor to the Keats Letters Project.

Recent Publications

Recent Honors and Awards

  • Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr. Research Grant, awarded by the Keats-Shelley Association of America, January 2014
  • Visiting Scholar “Music in London 1800-1851” King’s College, London
  • William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, short-term fellowship, spring 2013
  • UCLA Collegium of University Teaching Fellows, 2012-13
  • Edward A. Dickson History of Art dissertation fellowship, UCLA, 2011-12


Contact Information
212 Decio Faculty Hall

(574) 463-1792
Personal website: http://www3.nd.edu/~inewman/

Mailing Address
Department of English

356 O’Shaughnessy Hall

Notre Dame, IN 46556