Michael Everton

Associate Professor


  • PhD (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)


Mike Everton studies pre-1900 American literature and book history with a focus on publishing, copyright, economics, and ethics. He is the editor of Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, Sailor (An Inside Narrative) (Broadview, 2016), author of The Grand Chorus of Complaint: Authors and the Business Ethics of American Publishing (Oxford UP, 2011), and a General Editor of the forthcoming Broadview Anthology of American Literature. Current research includes a new book, co-written with Robert Spoo, on the informal norms – or “trade courtesy” – governing the nineteenth-century American, British, and Canadian reprint market, and a project on the literary historiography of early New England witchcraft.

Published Books