Scholarship

Articles

“Archival Play: The Magic Circle of Fragments, Finding Aids, and Curious George.” Forthcoming in Pedagogy, Volume 21, 2021.

“William Dean Howells, Thing Theory, and the Hazards of Speculative Realism.” Arizona Quarterly 75.1 (2019): 85-109.

“Gilman’s Paperwork: Authorship, Accounting, and Archival Memory.” American Literary History 29.2 (2017): 307-330.

“Breaking the News: Telegraphy and Yellow Journalism in the Spanish-American War.” American Periodicals 26.2 (2016): 130-148.

“<A> and <B>: Marks, Maps, Media, and the Materiality of Ambrose Bierce’s Style.” American Literature 85.4 (December 2013): 629-660.

‘“Reading Connectedly’: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the Index, and Her Librarian-Father.” American Literary Realism 45.3 (Spring 2013): 210-228.

“Mr. Wilson’s War: Peace, Neutrality, and Entangling Alliances in Hemingway’s In Our Time. The Hemingway Review 31.2 (Spring 2012): 6-26.

 

Book Chapters

“Starting from the Archives: Digital Humanities Partnerships, Projects, and Pedagogies.” Co-authored with Jennifer Brannock and Joyce Inman. In Digital Humanities, Libraries, and Partnerships: A Critical Examination of Labor, Networks, and Community. Ed. Kate Joranson and Robin Kear. Chandos Publishing, 2018.

 

Invited Lectures

“Archival Spirits: Reviving the Humanities in the College Classroom.” Awards Reception, University of Southern Mississippi, November 2017

“Authors, Archives, and Finding Aids: A Media-Archaeological Point of View.” The Digital Antiquarian. American Antiquarian Society. Worcester, MA, May 2015.

“Markup Twain: The Remarkable Adventures of 19th Century Authorship.” Newberry Library, Newberry Colloquium. Chicago, IL, September 2014.

Guest Speaker, “Authorship, Publishing, and Technology.” Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities, September 2014.

 

Papers & Presentations

“Archival Discovery: Remediating the Early American Survey Course.” Society of Early Americanists Conference, Eugene, OR, Feb. 2019.

“Teaching Early American Literature in High School.” Society of Early Americanists Conference, Eugene, OR, Feb. 2019.

“Paper Wars: Railroads, Telegraphy, and the Body Corporate, 1861/1896.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA, November 2017.

“Geometry, Perspective, and the Children’s Picture Book.” ChLA: Children’s Literature Association. Tampa, FL, June 2017.

“Dreiser Weaving.” ALA: American Literature Association. San Francisco, CA, May 2016.

“Procedural Shock in Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal.” Pre-Performance Talk Series. University of Southern Mississippi. March 2015.

“Sewing Patterns.” MLA: Modern Language Association. Panel: “Deep Time of the Nineteenth Century: A Literary Archaeology of Media and Objects.” Vancouver, January 2015.

“Gilman’s Paperwork.” C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. Chapel Hill, NC, March 2014.

“Divided Attention: Editorial Markup in the New Media of 19th Century Newspapers.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA, November 2013.

“War Graphs: Periodical Correspondents and Media Crossfire in the Spanish-American War,” American Literature Association, “War and Literature.” New Orleans, LA, October 2013.

“Property Wars: Ambrose Bierce, William Randolph Hearst, and the Art of Editing.” C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. Berkeley, CA, April 2012.

“Paper Wars: Topography and Typography in Ambrose Bierce’s Civil War Records.” Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Meeting. St. Louis, MO, November 2011.

“Periodical Publics: Reconstructing Community, Communication, and the Commonplace.” The Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Conference, University of Minnesota, October 2010.

“Framing the Facts: The Sociology of Reading in Richard Wright’s Native Son.” Craft, Critique, and Culture Conference, University of Iowa, April 2010

“Founding the Polis: Technological and Periodical Networks in the Public Work of W.D. Howells.” Identities and Technoculture Conference, Center for Ethnic Studies and the Arts/Department of American Studies, University of Iowa, April 2009.

“Reconstructing the Peace In Our Time: Hemingway, Wilson, and the Interpretation of History.” Symposium on the Arts, Humanities, and Social Science, Purdue University, April 2009.

‘“All are Hosts and Guests’: Equality, Fraternity, and Empire in William Dean Howells’s Utopian Hospitality.” Craft, Critique, and Culture, University of Iowa, April 2009.

“Dwelling in the City: The Periodical as Techne in William Dean Howells’s A Hazard of New Fortunes.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Boston, MA, February 2009.