2708 Camelot Drive Bryan, Texas 77802
|Assistant Professor||Texas A&M University||Aug. 2015-Present|
|Lecturer||Arizona State University-Polytechnic||Aug. 2012-July 2015|
|Lecturer||The Pennsylvania State University||Aug. 2011-Aug. 2012|
|Graduate Teaching Assistant||The Pennsylvania State University||Aug. 2005-July 2011|
|Ph.D., English||The Pennsylvania State University||Aug. 2011|
|M.A., English||The Pennsylvania State University||May 2007|
|B.A., English||University of Tennessee, summa cum laude||May 2005|
Leisure Fictions: Hotels, Ocean Liners, and the Scene of Transatlantic Modernism explores how, for transatlantic nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers, leisure serves not only as a prominent mode of aesthetic, economic, and social investment, but also as a fundamental field through which transnational relationships were forged and conceptualized.
Charlotte Brontë at the Anthropocene argues that this author’s oeuvre, from the juvenilia to Villette, constructs a multispecies vision of nature/culture contact zones at the start of the Anthropocene and creates some of the first literary ecosystems animated by anthropogenic change. Four chapters show how Brontë engages with images of environmental devastation and climate change by narrating the interpenetration of human and nonhuman histories of Yorkshire. Manuscript solicited by SUNY Press.
Humans at Work in the Digital Age: Forms of Digital Textual Labor is a collection I am co-editing with Andrew Pilsch, featuring historical, cultural, and literary case studies that recuperate lost labor and laborers of early computer a technologies. Under contract at Routledge for the Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities series.
Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom: A Practical Introduction for Students, Teachers, and Lecturers (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017), cowritten with Claire Battershill, is an introduction to teaching with digital humanities methods. It offers an approachable, step-by-step approach and is enhanced by a thorough, interactive Web Companion.
Reading Modernism with Machines (Palgrave, 2016) is an edited collection, co-edited with James O’Sullivan, that, instead of focusing on methodology, tool use, and theory, assembles case studies focused on interpretive outcomes and interventions in ongoing scholarly debates on modernism.
“Anxious Pedagogies.” Forthcoming at Pedagogy 19.3 (October 2019).
“From Practice to Theory: A Forum on the Future of Digital Humanities and Modernist Studies.“ Modernism/modernity Print+ 3.2 (Summer 2018).
Articles and Essays
“Digital Theme Analysis: Revitalizing Traditional Methods.” With Randa El-Khatib. Digital Humanities for Literary Studies: Theories, Methods, and Practices. Ed. James O’Sullivan. Forthcoming, The Pennsylvania State Press.
“Teaching in Stormy Weather.” Forthcoming at Pedagogy 19.3 (October 2019).
“The Last Bluebell: Anthropocenic Mourning in the Brontës’ Flower Imagery.” Forthcoming, Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature 134 (Winter 2018).
“Toward a Feminist Modernist Digital Humanities.” Feminist Modernist Studies 1.3 (October 2018): 1-19. DOI: 10.1080/24692921.2018.1505821.
“Ocean Liner Cutaways, Diagrams, and Composites: Technical Illustration as Mass Aesthetic in Popular Mechanics and The Illustrated London News.” The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies 8.1 (2017): 1-33.
“The (Meme) Master: James’s Afterlives in Viral Satire.” The Henry James Review 38.3 (Fall 2017): 289-301.
“A Bechdel Test for #MLA16: Gendered Acts of Care on Academic Twitter.” The Journal of Interactive Pedagogy, issue 9 (Summer 2016).
“Hashtags, Compression Algorithms, and Henry James’s Late Style.” The Henry James Review, 36.1 (Winter 2015).
“Toward a Digital Henry James.” Henry James Today, ed., John Carlos Rowe. Forthcoming, Cambridge Scholars Press, November 2014.
“Mystery, History, Leisure, Pleasure: Evelyn Waugh, Bruno Latour, and the Ocean Liner.” Literary Cartographies: Spatiality, Representation, and Narrative, ed. Robert Tally. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 111-126.
“This Wild Hunt for Rest: Working at Play in The Ambassadors.” Journal of Modern Literature 37.1 (Fall 2013): 1-20.
“The Two Hotels of Elizabeth Bowen: Utopian Modernism in the Age of Mechanized Hospitality.” Utopianism, Modernism, and Literature in the Twentieth Century, ed. Nathan Waddell and Alice Reeve-Tucker, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 148-167.
Book Reviews, Encyclopedia Entries, Miscellany
Review of Generous Mistakes: Incidents of Error in Henry James. Forthcoming, the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America.
Review of Katherine Mansfield and the Bloomsbury Group. Forthcoming, Modern Language Review 114.1 (January 2019).
“John Middleton Murry.” The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, ed. Stephen Ross. Routledge, 2018. DOI: 10.4324/0123456789-REM1872-1.
Review of From Page to Place: American Literary Tourism and the Afterlives of Authors. SHARP News, 28 April 2018.
“Arnold Bennett’s Hotel Kitchens.” Arnold Bennett Society Newsletter 1.1 (Jan. 2018), ed. Randi Saloman.
“Five Lessons from Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom.” With Claire Battershill. Bloomsbury Literary Studies, 1 Nov. 2017.
“Overview: British Literature of the Twentieth Century.” Gale Researcher, Vol. 9: British Literature of the Twentieth Century. Cengage, 2017.
“Mrs. Dalloway: Virginia Woolf’s Modernist Breakthrough.” Gale Researcher, Vol. 9: British Literature of the Twentieth Century. Cengage, 2017.
“Digital Modernism as Method: Recent Publications in Digital Humanities.” Review essay. Journal of Modern Literature 39.3 (Spring 2016): 163-182.
“Close Rereading: A Review of Jessica Pressman’s Digital Modernism.” Digital Humanities Quarterly, 9.1 (2015).
“Manifesto of Digital Modernism.” With Alex Christie, Andrew Pilsch, and Katie Tanigawa. 12 Nov. 2014.
“In Praise of Overstating the Case: A Review of Franco Moretti, Distant Reading.” Digital Humanities Quarterly, 8.1 (2014).
“Quantifying Yeats’s Dialogues.” Blog post for the Association for Computers and the Humanities. 30 Dec. 2013.
“You Already Know How to Do This: Natively Digital Victorian Studies.” Blog post for Journal of Victorian Literature. 21 Oct. 2013.
“Katherine Mansfield: An Anxious Legacy.” Review of Katherine Mansfield and Literary Modernism, ed. Journal of Modern Literature 36.4 (Summer 2013): 177-182.
“Feminism & Me at the Theory Buffet.” Do We Need Another Feminist Roundtable? Modernist Studies Association Conference, November 2018.
“This is Just to Say I Have X the Y in your Z>: Modernist Memes in an Era of Public Apology.” Digital Humanities Summer Institute Conference and Colloquium, University of Victoria, BC, June 2018.
“The Last Bluebell: Anthropocenic Mourning and Rebirth in the Brontës’ Flower Imagery.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 2018.
“Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom.” Digital Humanities Summer Institute Colloquium, University of Victoria, BC, June 2017.
“Pedagogy and Mutability in Student-Produced Minimal Digital Editions.” Society for Textual Scholarship Conference, College Park, MD, May-June 2017.
“Industrial Data Goes Mass Aesthetic in Popular Mechanics and The London Illustrated News.” Modernist Studies Association Conference. Pasadena, CA, November 2016.
“The (Meme) Master: James’s Afterlives in Viral Satire.” 2016 International Henry James Conference. Waltham, MA, June 2016.
“Real Digital Modernism.” Modernist Studies Association Conference. Boston, MA, November 2015.
“Henry James’s Voyages: Reflections on Interactive Map Development.” DHSI Colloquium. Victoria, BC, June 2015.
“The 19 Voyages of Henry James: A Digital Project.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Conference. Atlanta, GA, April 2015.
“Remembering William Carlos Williams’s ‘The Use of Force’: Anti-Vaxxers, Medical Ethics, and Short Story Syllabi.” Modern Language Association Conference. Vancouver, BC, January 2015.
“A Digital James: Problems and Solutions for Modernist Digital Humanities.” Modernist Studies Association Conference. Pittsburgh, PA, November 2014.
“Agatha Christie’s Impossible Vacation.” Modern Language Association. Chicago, IL, 2014.
“Yeats by the Numbers.” Modern Language Association. Chicago, IL, 2014.
“The Brontes’ Multispecies Ethnography.” North American Victorian Studies Association. Pasadena, CA, 2013.
“What Would Strether Tweet? James’s Late Style as New Media Ecology.” Modern Language Association Conference, Boston, MA, 2013.
“One Circus, Two Publics: Laura Knight, Wyndham Lewis, and the Spectacle of Class Politics.” Modernist Studies Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2012.
“‘You cannot go further in life than this sentence by James’: Deleuze, Guattari, James.” Modern Language Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA, 2011.
“Behaving Like a Film Star: Waugh and Le Corbusier on the Cruise Ship.” Modernist Studies Association Conference, Victoria, BC, 2010.
“Locating Utopia In Between: The Temporary Autonomous Zone in Elizabeth Bowen’s The Hotel.” Modernism and Utopia Conference, Birmingham, UK, 2010.
“The Jamesian Action Space: Sociology and Space in Henry James’s Daisy Miller and The Ambassadors.” Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, Louisville, KY, 2010.
“Towards a Theory of the Catalogic: The Loose Commodity in Marxist Theory and Modernist Literature.” Modernist Studies Association Conference, Montreal, QC, 2009.
Awards & Grants
Toward a Digital Henry James, Institute for Humanities Research Seed Grant, Arizona State University, Spring 2014. Co-PI with Andrew Pilsch. Outcome: Funded.
Toward a Digital Henry James, Institute for Humanities Research Seed Grant, Arizona State University, Spring 2014. Co-PI with Andrew Pilsch. (Outcome: Revise and Resubmit.)
Excellence In Teaching Award, Penn State English Department, Spring 2012.
Euwema Award for Graduate Research, Penn State English Department, Spring 2010.
RGSO Dissertation Support Award, Penn State College of the Liberal Arts, Spring 2010.
Selected Service & Memberships
Board Member, Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant Garde; Open Modernisms
Editor, Cluster on “From Practice to Theory: A Forum on the Future of Digital Humanities and Modernist Studies.” Modernism/modernity, PrintPlus Platform. Projected publication date, Summer 2017.
Digital Projects, Tools, and Editions Editor, Journal of Digital Literary Studies. Pennsylvania State University Press. 2015-.
Peer Reviewer, Modern Language Studies, Modern Language Quarterly, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Digital Studies / Le champ numérique, Literature Compass, MLA Literary Studies in the Digital Age, Fairleigh Dickinson UP
Member, MLA, MSA, INCS, NAVSA, Henry James Society