Michael Everton

Associate Professor and Undergraduate/Associate Chair


  • 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. Mike is currently Undergraduate Chair and oversees the English Department’s honours program.


Future courses may be subject to change.

Published Books