Eugene was moulded from the reddest clay of south Georgia, USA. He attended Clemson University and then Birmingham University in the UK. He is currently Skinner-Young Professor at Anglia Ruskin, where he teaches Shakespeare and Children’s Literature. He writes about the history of the book from the sixteenth century to the early twentieth, and is currently completing a project on children’s book illustration, 1850-1910.
Recent work includes:
- ‘Children’s Literature and Distant Reading’, in The Edinburgh Companion to Children’s Literature, ed. Maria Nikolajeva and Clementine Beauvais (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP).
- ‘Shakespeare’s Texts and Editions’, The Shakespearean World, ed. Robert Ormsby and Jill Levenson (London: Routledge).
- ‘Recent Studies in Ben Jonson’, Shakespeare 12: 473-85.
- Collections XVII (The Malone Society), gen. ed. Eugene Giddens and Siobhan Keanan (Manchester: Manchester University Press).
- William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens, ed. Eugene Giddens, in The Norton Shakespeare, ed. Stephen Greenblatt et al (New York and London: Norton).
- Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass: A Publishing History, co-authored 100,000-word book (New York and Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013).