Joseph Dane

Professor of English

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-3750
Office: THH 448
Office Hours: M-Th : regular office hours

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A. , Bowdoin College
  • M.A. , Tulane University
  • Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 6/1979

  • Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

    • Asst/Assoc/Full Professor, Univ. of Southern California, 1982-2015  
    • Assistant Professor, Bowdoin College, 01/01/1981-01/01/1982  
    • Assistant Professor, Modern Languages and Classics, University of South Dakota, 01/01/1979-01/01/1980  

    Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    Professor Dane studies medieval literature, bibliography and the history of printing. His books include Blind Impressions: Methods and Mythologies in Book History (U.Penn, 2013) What is a Book? The Study of Early Printed Books (Notre Dame, 2012); Out of Sorts: On Typography and Print Culture (U. Penn., 2011); The Long and the Short of It: Guide to European Versification Systems (Notre Dame, 2009); The Myth of Print Culture (UToronto, 2003); Who is Buried in Chaucer's Tomb? (Mich. St. UP, 1998); The Critical Mythology of Irony (Georgia, 1990), and Dogfish Memory: A Memoir (Countryman Press/W. W. Norton, 2011). His articles appear in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, Studies in Bibliography, The Library, Huntington Library Quarterly, Gutenberg Jahrbuch, and Modern Language Review.

  • USC Dornsife Department of English
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Taper Hall of Humanities 404
  • University Park
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354
  • Fax: (213) 741-0377