J. D. Sargan

J. D. Sargan (he/him) is a transmasculine person working in the field of Medieval Studies, where his research interests center on reading practice and book use. He is currently Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the University of Limerick. His project, “Book Science in the Bolton Library” uses radiographic imaging to investigate the structure of medieval book bindings, with a particular interest in what these structures contribute to thehaptics of reading. This scientific line of inquiry has prompted him to think critically about the methodological assumptions and ethical commitments of bibliographical study. His interests in queer bibliography take their cues from literature, critical theory, and library science. He is the author of “What Could a Trans Book History Look Like? Toward Trans Codicology” in a forthcoming special issue of criticism on new approaches to critical bibliography. In August 2023 he will take up the post of Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Georgia.

Courses Previously Taught

Queer Bibliographies, 2023