August 2016 - Present
Visiting Assistant Professor of English (19th-Century British Literature)
DePauw University (Greencastle, IN)
August 2014 - August 2016
Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
August 2013 - July 2014
Lecturer, School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
2013 PhD, English, University of Georgia
2007 MA, English, University of Georgia
2005 BA, English, Rhodes College
RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
Primary Fields: Nineteenth-century British literature, material culture studies, gender studies, science fiction, and science and technology
Secondary Fields: Digital humanities, digital media, visual culture, postcolonial literature, narrative theory
Critical edition of H. G. Wells’s The Invisible Man, including critical footnotes and historical and cultural appendices. Co-edited with Nancee Reeves, Department of English, University of Georgia. (Broadview Press, forthcoming spring 2018).
Victorian Stuff: A History of Hoarding (book manuscript in development)
(author and editor) "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at 200." [Special Issue]. Co-edited with Michael Griffin, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Tech. Science Fiction Studies (forthcoming July 2018)
(author and editor) "Nineteenth-Century Mobilities" [Special Issue]. Co-edited with Narin Hassan, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Tech. Nineteenth-Century Contexts 37.5 (2015): 387-90. Print.
(author and editor) "Illustration and Gender: Drawing the Nineteenth Century." [Special Issue]. Co-edited with Kate Holterhoff, Department of English, Carnegie Mellon. Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies 11.2 (2015). 22 July 2015. Web. http://www.ncgsjournal.com/issue112/issue112.htm
Articles and Book Chapters
"The Invisible Man." Monsters with a Thousand Faces: Adaptations of Literary Horrors. Eds. Joseph J. Darowski and John Darowski. (proposal accepted; chapter in development)
“Digging at the Roots: Martha Redbone’s The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake.” Rock and Romanticism: An Anthology. Ed. James Rovira. (forthcoming from Lexington Books).
“‘The Invisible Girl’: Gender and Form in Mary Shelley’s Short Stories.” Critical Insights: Mary Shelley. Ed. Virginia Brackett. Amenia, NY: Salem Press, 2016. 162-76. Print.
Public Scholarship Essays
"The Digital Fireplace: An Object Lesson." The Atlantic. (essay solicited)
“Margaret Fuller.” Writers on Women’s Rights and United States Suffrage (DLB 381). Ed. George P. Anderson. (forthcoming)
The Buried Life of Things: How Objects Made History in Nineteenth-Century Britain, by Simon Goldhill. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2014. Nineteenth-Century Studies Online Reviews. Forthcoming.
The Alchemy of Empire: Abject Materials and the Technologies of Colonialism, by Rajani Sudan. New York: Fordham UP, 2016. Configurations 26.1 (2018). Forthcoming.
Thomas Hardy’s Brains: Psychology, Neurology, and Hardy’s Imagination, by Suzanne Keen. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2014. Victorian Network, Special Issue “Victorian Brains,” 7.1 (2016): 148-52. Web. http://www.victoriannetwork.org/index.php/vn/issue/view/12
The Rhetoric of Retelling Old Romances: Medievalist Poetry by Alfred Tennyson and William Morris, by Yoshiko Seki. Tokyo: EIHŌSHA, 2015. Medievally Speaking 30 Oct. 2015. Web.
Women’s Ghost Literature in Nineteenth-Century Britain, by Melissa Edmundson Makala. Cardiff: U of Cardiff P, 2013. Supernatural Studies 2.2 (2015): 201-2. Print.
The Hidden Jane Austen, by John Wiltshire. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2014. JASNA News 31.1 (2015): 16. Print.
Bram Stoker, Dracula and the Victorian Gothic Stage, by Catherine Wynne. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2013. ELT 1880-1920 58.2 (2015): 272-75. Print.
Literary Bric-à-Brac and the Victorians: From Commodities to Oddities, Jonathon Shears and Jen Harrison, eds. Farnham: Ashgate, 2013. The Oxonian Review 26.4, 24 Nov. 2014. Web. http://www.oxonianreview.org/wp/bric-a-brac/
AWARDS AND HONORS
2017 Amy Braddock Award & Summer Stipend, DePauw University
2015 LMC Summer Research/Creativity Grant, Georgia Tech
2012 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Georgia
2012 Teaching Portfolio Certificate of Recognition, University of Georgia
2009 Travel Award, UGA Foreign Travel Assistance Program
2009 Hamilton Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper (finalist), Victorian Review
2009 Travel Award, North American Victorian Studies Association
2008 Travel Award, Appleby Fund, UGA Department of English
2008 Travel Award, North American Victorian Studies Association
2007 Robert E. Park Award, Best Essay by a Graduate Student, University of Georgia
2017 “Albinism in the Nineteenth Century.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS). Muhlenberg College. Philadelphia, PA.
2016“False Scenes: Mary Shelley’s Short Stories.” British Women Writer’s Conference (BWWC). University of Georgia. Athens, GA.
2016“‘Most Precious Treasures’: A History of Hoarding.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS). Appalachian State University. Asheville, NC.
2016 “Nineteenth-Century Science Fiction.” Chair. Modern Language Association (MLA). Austin, TX.
2015“The Mutability of Men: H. G. Wells’s The Invisible Man.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS). Georgia Institute of Technology. Atlanta, GA
2014“Monachatus non est pietas: Matthew Lewis’s The Monk.” Chair. International Conference on Medievalisms: “Medievalisms on the Move.” Georgia Institute of Technology. Atlanta, GA
2012“‘Walls of Words’: Novel Hoardings.” North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA). University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI.
2011“Bleak House: Dickens’s Little Shop of Hoarders.” Victorians Institute. Coastal Carolina University. Myrtle Beach, SC.
2009“Evolution for Victorians: Roundtable Discussion.” Joint Meeting of the British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) and the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA). Churchill College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
2009“Complex Letters: Jane Austen, Mary Hays, and Masculine Discourse.” British Women Writers Conference (BWWC). University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA.
2008“Railway Mania, or The Failure of Common Sense.” North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA). Yale University. New Haven, CT.
2008“Fruitful Slang: Economy and Word Play in Christina Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market.’” British Women Writers Conference (BWWC). University of Indiana. Bloomington, IN.
DePauw University, English Department
English 282: British Writers II: 1800 to Present
English 281: British Writers I: 680 CE to 1800 CE
English 264: Women and Literature: "The Female Gothic”
English 255: Topics in Literary Studies: "Brain on Fire: Medical Narratives"
English 197: First Year Seminar - Topic: "Obsession"
English 191: Science and Technology: "Technology and the Machine"
English 161: Visual and Digital Narratives: “‘Press A to Play’: Video Game Narratives”
English 151: Reading Literature: “Crime, Ambivalence, and Literary Form”
English 151: Reading Literature: Intro to Fiction, Drama, and Poetry
Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC)
LMC 3316: “Nineteenth-Century Science, Technology, and Postcolonial Literature”
English 1102: “Obsession: Trash or Treasure?”
English 1102: “Speculative Fiction of the Nineteenth Century”
English 1102: “Voices of the Industrial Revolution”
English 1102: “Birth of the Gothic Novel”
English 1101: “Going Viral: Writing about Global Disease in the 21st Century”
University of Georgia, Department of English (Instructor of Record)
English 2330: Early-American Literature Survey: Beginnings to 1865
English 2320: British Literature Survey: 1700-Present
English 1102: Writing about Literature
English 1101/1102: Learning Community: “Food as Text/Text as Food”
English 1101: Introduction to College Writing
University of Georgia, Department of English (Assistant or Guest)
English 4995: Senior Seminar: Bleak House (Guest Lecturer)
English 4525: Charles Dickens (Guest Lecturer)
English 4000: Introduction to the Major: Theories and Methods (Teaching Assistant)
Member, Committee on Community Outreach (COCO) (2016-2018)
Member, Literature at DePauw Committee (2016-2018)
Mock Interviewer, Fulbright Scholarship Program at DePauw (Fall 2016, Fall 2017)
Member, Empowerment and Inclusion Committee (EPIC) (2016-2017)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Brittain Representative (elected position), LMC Executive Committee (2014-2015)
Editorial Staff, WOVENText Book Committe (2015)
Member, Assessment Committee (2013-2016)
Judge, President’s Undergraduate Research Award (2013, 2014)
Reader, Portfolio Assessment Program (2013, 2014)
University of Georgia
Program Assistant, UGA at Oxford, Trinity and Keble Colleges, Oxford, UK (2011, 2012)
President, Sigma Tau Delta: International English Honor Society (2008-2010)
Organizer, Sigma Tau Delta’s Undergraduate Conference (2009, 2010)
2015 Digital Mitford Coding School, University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg
2014 Digital Pedagogy Seminar, Georgia Institute of Technology
2013 Digital Pedagogy Seminar, Georgia Institute of Technology
2012 Graduate Teaching Portfolio Certificate Program, UGA Graduate School, UGA
2006 Composition Pedagogy Practicum, Department of English, UGA
2004 Research Assistant for Julia Ewing, Theater Department, Rhodes College
French: reading knowledge
German: reading knowledge
British Women Writers Association (BWWA)
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS)
Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA)
Modern Language Association (MLA)
North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA)