A Gun Person

While getting ready this morning, I saw my 6-year-old son—we’ll call him little J—walking awkwardly around the house. He was shuffling sideways, with his knees bent and his hands in...

Speculative Bibliography

The following talk was delivered to the 1st annual meeting of the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography in Charlottesville, Virginia, on May 24, 2018. I want...

A DH Dossier

On May 2 I learned that I have been recommended for tenure and promotion at Northeastern University. This was certainly welcome and gratifying news: the milestone to which I...

Title Words in C19 Newspapers

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A Quibble with 'Binary'

Preface: this is decidedly a blog post, bringing together a few idea fragments that I might develop into something properly academic at some point. For now, these are more speculative...