Seth Rudy joined the faculty of Rhodes College in August 2010, after having completed his PhD at New York University. A student of British literature from the “long” eighteenth century, his classes address authors and areas of inquiry from the Scientific Revolution to the end of the Romantic period. Prof. Rudy is particularly interested in the history of ideas and large-scale knowledge projects.
Dr. Seth Rudy is quoted in a New York Times article on searching, sorting, and finding something special in the Age of Information.
Dr. Seth Rudyhas published a new book titled Literature and Encyclopedism in Enlightenment Britain: The Pursuit of Complete Knowledge (Palgrave Macmillan).
Professor of English Seth Rudy scours data to analyze word usage in 18th Britain. His targeted review of the language reveals critical aspects of the era’s search for knowledge.
Samantha Smith ’14 merges her interests in academics and the arts in an internship at the Folger Shakespeare Library.