- Ph.D. English and Comparative Literature, expected May 2022
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Dissertation: “Defining the Industrial Book: Print Cultures and Material Agencies in Britain, 1814–1855”
Director: Professor Kimberly J. Stern
Committee: Professor Laurie Langbauer, UNC-Chapel Hill; Professor Jeanne Moskal, UNC-Chapel Hill; Professor Paul Fyfe, North Carolina State University; Professor Andrew M. Stauffer, The University of Virginia
My project situates the material spaces of the book‚ including sheets, bindings, and ink, as contested sites of agency in the early nineteenth-century. Through material close-readings, I show how new consumer markets responded to the mass-produced book via self-authorized, self-produced alternatives. My discussion supplements on-going debates about the competing material and textual interactions within nineteenth-century books.
- B.A. English Literature and correlate in Art History, May 2012
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Victorian Literature and Culture | Book History | Women and Gender Studies | Digital Humanities
Fellowships and Awards
2021: Erika Lindemann Award for Excellence in Teaching Composition, UNC-Chapel Hill
2020: Fred and Joan Thomson Award for Outstanding Work on a Dissertation in 18th- or 19th-Century British Literature, Department of English and Comparative Literature, UNC-Chapel Hill
2020: Off-campus Dissertation Research Fellowship, UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School
2020: The Cynthia Vuille Stewart Francisco Summer Research Fellowship, UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School
2019: Eliza Buffington Fellowship, Vassar College
2018: Elsie Van Dyck Dewitt Scholarship Fund Fellowship, Vassar College
2018: Doris Betts Award for Excellence in Teaching Composition, UNC-Chapel Hill
2017: Digital Literacy Initiative Fellow, UNC-Chapel Hill
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
- “Sara Coleridge’s Annotation Phantasmion: ‘Is it not the work of a poet’s daughter if not of a poet?'”, The Coleridge Bulletin, forthcoming.
- “The Critical Insurgency of Austen’s Suffrage Afterlife: ‘I hope I shall not be accused of pride and prejudice,’” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, forthcoming.
- “Enfolded Narrative in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall: Refusing ‘a perfect work of art’, Brontë Studies, vol. 44, no. 3 (2019): 292-305.
- “Women’s Reading as Protest in Gissing’s The Odd Women: ‘I’ll see how I like this first’”, English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, vol. 62, no. 1 (2019): 53-71.
Book Reviews and Reference Articles
- Review, Victorian Women and Wayward Reading: Crises of Identification by Marisa Palacios Knox (Cambridge University Press, 2020), forthcoming in Nineteenth Century Gender Studies.
- “Helen Blackburn,” Encyclopedia of Victorian Women’s Writing, eds. Emily Morris and Lesa Scholl, Palgrave Macmillan, September 2020.
- Project Manager, The Digital Woman’s World, http://digitalwomansworld.com/, 2018–present
An Omeka-based edition of Oscar Wilde’s edited magazine, The Woman’s Word (1888–1889)
- Image captions editor, “William Blake’s Canterbury Pilgrims, The William Blake Archive, http://www.blakearchive.org/exhibit/canterburypilgrims, January 2019
Exhibit labels designed and edited for an interactive digital edition hosted by The William Blake Archive
- “A Proliferation of Monsters: Tracing the Production of Frankenstein,” Literary Archaeologies: Print to Digital, http://printto.digital/, Spring 2016
A collaboratively designed and produced essay collection published as a part of Dr. Whitney Trettien’s graduate seminar, “Digital Editing and Curation.” All essays were reviewed via MLA Commons
- Co-editor with Anne Fertig, The Digital Doctor Syntax, Fall 2015
A collaboratively produced critical edition that collates three texts of The Tour of Dr. Syntax: In Search of the Picturesque, including the serialized edition in The Poetical Magazine (1809–1810), and the two 1812 book editions. The collations were visualized using JuxtaCommons.
- “Jane Austen’s World,” a Special Rare Book Exhibit for the Jane Austen Summer Program, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC-Chapel Hill, June 2021
- “Pride and Prejudice and its Afterlives,” a Special Rare Book Exhibit for the Jane Austen Summer Program, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC-Chapel Hill, June 2019
- “Women’s Views, Women on View,” a self-guided tour of the Ackland Art Museum for the British Women Writers Conference, UNC-Chapel Hill, June 2017
2019: UNC Writing Program Professional Development Award
2018: Rare Book School Tuition Scholarship
2018: Digital Humanities Summer Institute Tuition Scholarship
2017: Digital Literary Curricular Development Fellowship, UNC-Chapel Hill
2017, 2019 : North American Victorian Studies Association Travel Grant
2016: The Robert M. and Janet Lumiansky Graduate Student Excellence Fund in English, UNC-Chapel Hill
2016: W. Bruce Lea Jr. Graduate Fund in English
- “Defining the Industrial Book,” Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, July 2021
- “Sam Weller’s Scrap-sheet, or, Material Transformations,” Dickens Society Symposium, July 2021
- The Digital Woman’s World project presentation, Victorian Data Conference, Charlottesville, VA, November 2019
- “Women’s Reading and Marian Erle’s Repurposing of ‘Some Stray Odd Volume’ in Aurora Leigh,” North American Victorian Studies Association, Columbus, OH, October 2019
- Annotation and Preservation in Sara Coleridge’s Phantasmion. North American Victorian Studies Association. Banff, Canada, November 2017.
- Overcrowded Into a Few Grooves of Usefulness: Expanding Spaces of Female Production in the Victoria Press. South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Atlanta, Georgia, November 2017.
- Jane Austen and the Modern Girl: Reconsidering Austen’s Reception through Suffrage Discourse. Victorian Institute Conference. Greeneville, South Carolina, October 2017.
- “The little philosophy I am mistress of”: Passions and Knowledge in Eliza Haywood’s Early Fictions. British Women Writers Conference. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2017.
- Producing Space for Readers in The Cornhill Magazine and The Victoria Magazine. Triangle Book History Symposium, National Humanities Center. Durham, North Carolina, 2017.
- “I’ll see how I like this first”: Female Reading Experiences in The Odd Women. Victorian Institute Conference. Raleigh, North Carolina, 2016.
- Romanticism versus Realism in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall: The Failings of a Singular Perspective. British Women Writers Conference. Athens, Georgia 2016.
- An Unsex’d Heroine: The treatment of Jemima in Maria, or the Wrongs of Woman. Northeast Modern Language Association. Hartford, Connecticut 2016.
Campus and Community Talks
- “Jane Austen’s Publishing World,” Jane Austen Summer Program: Jane Austen’s World, UNC-Chapel Hill, (forthcoming)
- “Implementing the Design Lab in ENGL 105 Instruction,” Digital Literacy and Communications Lab, UNC-Chapel Hill, March 2019
- “Remember the…age in which we live”: Science, Technology, and Regency Society,” Jane Austen Summer Program: Northanger Abbey and Frankenstein: 200 Years of Horror, UNC-Chapel Hill, June 2018
- “Digital Editions and Victorian Print Culture,” co-discussion leader with Dr. Kimberly J. Stern, “New Approaches to the Nineteenth Century” seminar, UNC-Chapel Hill, April 2017
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Instructor, ENGL 149: Digital Composition (1 section), Spring 2022
In this composition course, students practice composing in contemporary digital writing spaces. Readings in contemporary media theory and practices interrogate theories of electronic networks and mediation, and their connections to literacy, creativity, and collaboration. Students will also develop their own multimedia projects using images, audio, video, and words.
Instructor, ENGL 144: Popular Genres (1 section), Fall 2021
A literature course that examines the differences and overlaps in “popular fiction” and “literary fiction.” In response to novels, short stories, movies, and television shows, students interpret the generic conventions of science fiction, fantasy, children’s literature, the western, romance, and horror from the nineteenth century through the present day.
- Instructor, ENGL 105i: Writing in Business (1 section), Spring 2021
Students practice the conventions and purposes of business writing in several real-world genres. Topics focus on both conceptual and technical research and writing skills, and traverse written, oral, and digital communication.
- Instructor, ENGL 105: Composition and Rhetoric (6 sections), Fall 2016–present
An introductory writing course that focuses on process-based writing and adjusting writing according to a genre’s values, purposes and audiences. Students work across three genres: natural sciences, business, and the humanities. Each unit stresses transferrable writing skills.
- Instructor, ENGL 105i: Writing in the Humanities (1 section), Fall 2019
Students practice traditional and emerging practices of humanities research and writing over three units: digital humanities, academic criticism, and public humanities. Focus is given to genre analysis, developing original ideas within a scholarly dialogue, and making humanities work accessible.
- Instructor, ENGL 123: Introduction to Fiction (1 section), Fall 2018
Introduces students to an historical survey of the techniques, purposes, and genres of fiction beginning with the eighteenth-century development of the novel and ending with twenty-first century viral fiction. Students respond to the content through reading journals, blog posts, an argumentative research paper, and a creative multimedia response.
- Graduate Research Consultant, ENGL 55H: Reading and Writing Women’s Lives (1 section), Fall 2017
Assisted honors-level students with a biographical research project. In addition to working individually with students on their research, I facilitated class and group discussions on women’s autobiography, and on the role of media and material culture in women’s histories.
Galloway Ridge Retirement Center
- Lecturer, The History of The Book from Antiquity to the Present Day (1 section), Fall 2021
A seven-week lecture series that introduced the historical and cultural process of book production, and provoked questions about the relationship between print’s material and textual content. Object analyses, videos, and visual demonstrations augmented each lecture. Topics included cuneiform tablets, papyrus scrolls, medieval manuscripts, the Gutenberg Press, scientific illustrations, nineteenth-century mass media, artist’s books, and digitization and the future of print.
- Vice-President, Comparative Literature and English Association of Graduate Students (CoLEAGS), 2018–2019
- President, Comparative Literature and English Association of Graduate Students (CoLEAGS), 2017–2018
- Project Assistant, The William Blake Archive, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2018–present
- Copyeditor to Joseph Viscomi, William Blake’s Printed Paintings: Methods, Origins, Meanings, Yale University Press, 2021
- Copyright Liaison to George S. Lensing, “Stevens and Seamus Heaney,” Poetry and Poetics after Wallace Stevens, eds. Bart Eeckhout and Lisa Goldfarb, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017
- Editorial Assistant, The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of Samuel Johnson, vol. XIX and XX and The Yale Digital Johnson (http://www.yalejohnson.com), Yale University Press, 2009–2012
- Exhibit Curator, Jane Austen Summer Program, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2019–2021
- Transportation Chair, Jane Austen Summer Program, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2018–2021
- Steering Committee, British Women Writers Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, 2016
- Video production and editing, The Thomas Wolfe Prize and Lecture, 2014–2017
- Peer Mentoring Committee, 2019–2021
- Digital Literacy Pilot Program, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2017
- Instructional Module, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC-Chapel Hill, “Judging a Book by Its Cover”
- Design Lab Graduate Assistant, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2017
- Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2021
- Rare Book School, The University of Virginia, “The History of the Book, 200-2000,” July 2018
- The Digital Humanities Summer Institute, The University of Victoria, “Conceptualizing and Creating a Digital Edition,” June 2018
Other Professional Experience
- Production Editor, Cambridge University Press, 2013–2015
- Assistant Production Editor, TOR Books, 2013
- Content Management Systems: Omeka, Scalar, WordPress
- Web Development: HTML/CSS, XML/TEI, Python
- Image and video editing software: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop