Faculty



Dr. Solveig C. Robinson is the Director of the Publishing & Printing Arts Program. She joined the PLU English faculty in 2001. In addition to teaching The Book in Society and Publishing Procedures, she also teaches a variety of courses in the English Department, in the First-Year Experience, and in International Honors.

Solveig has a PhD in English from the University of Chicago. In addition to teaching and scholarship, she is also Managing Editor of the scholarly journal Perspectives in Biology and Medicine and Book Review editor of Victorian Periodicals Review, both published by Johns Hopkins University Press. She is the editor of the anthology A Serious Occupation: Literary Criticism by Victorian Women Writers (Broadview Press, 2003) and author of the newly published textbook on the history of print culture, The Book in Society: An Introduction to Print Culture (Broadview Press, 2014).


Jessica Spring is a Resident Artist in Art and Design, as well as the Elliott Press Manager. She teaches the Art of the Book classes, plus classes in typography and graphic design.

Jessica designs, prints, and binds artists' books featuring handmade paper and letterpress printing. Her small finely crafted editions, produced at Springtide Press, consider historical topics and popular culture from a unique perspective.

Jessica earned her MFA from Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper, and her work is featured in the collections of the University of Washington, the Newberry Library, Northwestern University, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Yale University. She is a recipient of the 2005 Tacoma Artists Initiative Program through the Tacoma Arts Commission and a winner of the 2014 Amocat Arts Award for Community Outreach by an Individual.

(Jessica is on leave academic year 2014-2015.)