Gardner Campbell

Gardner Campbell

Associate Professor
(804) 828-1172
Anderson House 205


BA Wake Forest University
MA, PhD University of Virginia

Research/Teaching Focus

Milton, Early modern English, Film and Media Studies, Internet Studies, Teaching and Learning Technologies

Recent/Selected Publications

Surprised by Sin and Incommensurability.” Special issue dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the publication of Stanley Fish’s Surprised By Sin. Milton Quarterly, 52: 333-348. First published May, 2019. doi:10.1111/milt.12269

“Learning, Love, and the Freedom of the Double Bind.” Scholarly Milton, ed. Thomas Festa and Kevin J. Donovan (Clemson, South Carolina: Clemson University Press in association with Liverpool University Press, 2019), 107-122.

“The Enfolded Sublime of Incarnate Immortality.” Immortality and the Body in the Age of Milton, ed. John Rumrich and Steven Fallon (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018), 23-38.

“The Beatles.” In Robert Rycroft, ed., The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty, 2 vols. (Santa Barbara, CA and Denver, CO: Greenwood Press, 2017), 925-927.

“Caution in Learning Analytics,” in Teaching Online: A Guide to Theory, Research, and Practice, ed. Claire Howell Major. Johns Hopkins University Press (March 2015).

“Temptation.” The Cambridge Companion to Paradise Lost, ed. Louis Schwartz (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2014), 164-178.

“A Personal Cyberinfrastructure,” in Hacking the Academy: New Approaches to Scholarship and Teaching, ed. Daniel J. Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt . Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 2013. Online open access version: Anthologized from original publication in EDUCAUSE Review.

Recent/Selected Presentations

“The Simple Secret Of The Note In Us All.” Keynote, I Annotate 2019, Washington D.C., May 22, 2019.

“Doug Engelbart’s 1962 Framework: Augmenting Human Intellect.” Engelbart Symposium, “The Demo at 50,” Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California, December 9, 2018. Video online at


Upcoming Deadlines

Department Orientation Sessions
AUGUST 15, 2019

Classes Begin
AUGUST 20, 2019

Add/Drop Deadline
AUGUST 26, 2019

Graduation Application Deadline

Fall Reading Day
OCTOBER 10, 2019

Course Withdrawal Deadline
NOVEMBER 1, 2019

Last Day of Classes
DECEMBER 9, 2019

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British Virginia is a VCU-hosted series of scholarly editions of documents touching on the colony. These texts range from the 16th and 17th-century literature of English exploration to the 19th-century writing of loyalists and other Virginians who continued to identify with Great Britain. Editions appear principally in digital form, freely downloadable. 

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