Thomas Keymer is Chancellor Jackman Professor of English at the University of Toronto, where he is affiliated with University College, and Director of the Collaborative Program in Book History and Print Culture at Massey College. Born in London, he studied at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, under the direction of J. H. Prynne, and was later Research Fellow and Quatercentenary Visiting Fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Before moving to Toronto with his family in 2006, he taught for six years at Royal Holloway & Bedford New College, University of London, and for ten years at St Anne’s College, Oxford; he has also held a Visiting Professorship at the University of Exeter. For the past few years he has served as General Editor of the Review of English Studies (OUP) and co-General Editor of The Cambridge Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Samuel Richardson (CUP), and he was recently appointed as a Senior Editor (Literature) of Oxford Handbooks Online. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne's College Oxford, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a Corresponding Fellow of the English Association. His research and teaching focus mainly on Restoration, eighteenth-century and Romantic-period British and Irish literature, and he has particular interests in narrative and the novel; print culture and history of the book; literature, politics and national identities; literature and law (especially seditious libel and censorship in general); theories of intertextuality, influence and reception; the theory and practice of textual editing.