Curriculum Vitae

Ryan Cordell

Holmes Hall 423 | Northeastern University | Boston, MA 02115

r.cordell@northeastern.edu | rccordell@gmail.com | ryancordell.org | 508.918.0125

Table of Contents

Positions Held | Education | Fields of Study | Awards, Fellowships, and Honors | Grants | Publications | Digital Projects | Press | Invited Lectures | Conference Papers | Organizational Work | Teaching | Professional Development and Workshops | Service | Administration | Memberships | Proficiencies | References

Positions Held

Tenure Track Appointments

Assistant Professor of English, Northeastern University, August 2012-present

Assistant Professor of English, St. Norbert College, August 2010-June 2012

Visiting/Temporary Appointments

Visiting Scholar, Big Data Institute, University College London, May 2016

Guest Researcher, Lehrstuhl für Digital Humanities, Universität Leipzig, Fall 2015-Spring 2016

Visiting Scholar, Internationalization Fellowship, Universität Passau, December 2014

Summer Scholar, North Dakota State University English Department, June 2014

Labs/Research Center Affiliations

Founding Core Faculty Member; NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks; Northeastern University; Fall 2012-present

Co-Director, NULab Graduate Fellows Program, Fall 2016-Spring 2017

Education

Ph.D. English Language and Literature, University of Virginia, August 2010

Dissertation: “That Great Burning Day: Apocalypticism in Antebellum Literature and Culture.” Committee: Stephen Railton (director), Jerome McGann, and Victoria Olwell

B.A. English Language and Literature, magna cum laude, The George Washington University, May 2004

Fields of Study

Nineteenth-century American literature and culture, Digital Humanities, critical bibliography, history of the book, periodical studies, comparative textual media, American fiction, American religion

Awards, Fellowships, and Honors

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Digital Innovation Fellowship, for “Global Viral Texts,” 2015-2016

Accepted Participant, Summer Institute in Digital Textual Studies, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 2015-2016

Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Critical Bibliography at the Rare Book School, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2013-2016

Big Data Institute Visiting Scholar Fellowship, University College London, May 2016.

CSSH Outstanding Teaching Award, Northeastern University College of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2014-2015

Editors’ Choice, Digital Humanities Now, for blog post/article pre-print, “Methods for Uncovering Reprinted Texts in Antebellum Newspapers,” June 2015

Editors’ Choice, Digital Humanities Now, for blog post, “How Not to Teach Digital Humanities,” February 2015

Northeastern College of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Development Award, Spring 2014

“Best Digital Humanities Project for Public Audiences” for Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive, with David DeCamp, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Kristi Girdharry, James McGrath, and Alicia Peaker, Digital Humanities Awards 2013, awarded February 2014

5th Annual Best Article Prize (2013), ProQuest and the Research Society for American Periodicals, for “‘Taken Possession of’: Hawthorne’s ‘Celestial Railroad’ in the Nineteenth Century Evangelical Canon,” awarded January 2014

Northeastern University Humanities Center Faculty Fellowship, Program Theme: “Viral Culture,” 2013-2014

Editors’ Choice, Digital Humanities Now, for blog post, “DH, Interdisciplinarity, and Curricular Incursion,” February 2012

DHSI Tuition Scholarship for the “Geographic Information Systems in the Digital Humanities” course at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, Canada, June 2011

Faculty Development Summer Fellowship,, Office of Faculty Development, St. Norbert College, to support development of a new digital humanities course, Summer 2011

Thomas J. Griffis Prize for the Best Essay by a Student Beyond the First Year of Graduate Work in English, for “‘Taken Possession of’: Hawthorne’s ‘Celestial Railroad’ in the Nineteenth-Century Evangelical Canon,” University of Virginia English Department, 2010.

SHANTI Exploratory Cohort Fellowship, for technical training, initial design, and help implementing a digital edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Celestial Railroad” (forthcoming at celestialrailroad.org), University of Virginia, 2009-10.

Buckner W. Clay Endowment for the Humanities Summer Research Grant, for startup research work for celestialrailroad.org, University of Virginia, Summer 2009

Tane Travel Scholarship, for travel to present at the Bicentennial Poe Conference, Edgar Allan Poe Society, Philadelphia, October 2009

Grants

“Seas and Currents” grant from the University College London Global Engagement Office (£2000), with Ulrich Tiedau (UCL), to support a Transatlantic Digitized Newspapers Symposium at the British Library in April 2017

Northeastern University ADVANCE Mutual Mentoring Grant for Digital Scholarship in the Humanities ($5,000), with Moya Bailey, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Julia Flanders, and Benjamin Schmidt, 2014-2015

Related to the Viral Texts Project

Primary Investigator, with David Smith, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Benjamin Schmidt, and James Allen, Mellon Grant ($500,000) to develop Proteus Toolset, awarded October 2014

Project Director and Primary Investigator, with David Smith and Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant ($59,805), “Uncovering Reprinting Networks in Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers” project, 2013-2014

Northeastern University Research Tier 1 Seed Grant ($50,000), for “Infectious Texts: Uncovering Reprinting Networks in Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers” project, 2013-2014

Related to the Our Marathon Project

Funding from Iron Mountain to support digitization of cards and other messages of support collected by Boston City Archives ($50,000), awarded April 2014

Funding from WBUR to support the WBUR Oral History Project ($25,000), awarded November 2013

Emergency seed funding from the CSSH Dean’s Office to begin work on the project ($25,000), awarded May 2015

Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals and Books

“A Larger View of Digital American Studies,” Amerikastudien/American Studies 61.3 (2016), available online.

“What Has the Digital Meant to American Periodicals Scholarship?” American Periodicals 26.1 (Spring 2016), post-print available.

“Reprinting, Circulation, and the Network Author in Antebellum Newspapers,” American Literary History 27.3 (August 2015), pre-print available.

“Computational Methods for Uncovering Reprinted Texts in Antebellum Newspapers,” with David Smith and Abby Mullen, online in American Literary History 27.3 (August 2015), pre-print available.

“‘Taken Possession of’: Hawthorne’s ‘Celestial Railroad’ in the Nineteenth Century Evangelical Canon,” Special Issue on “The Literary,” Digital Humanities Quarterly, (Summer 2013)

“‘Enslaving You, Body and Soul’: The Uses of Temperance in Uncle Tom’s Cabin and ‘Anti-Tom’ Fiction,” Studies in American Fiction (Spring 2008)

Articles in Books and Collections

“Special Collections for All: Open, Digital Archives to Public Writing in the Literature Classroom,” forthcoming in Teaching Literature with Digital Assignments, ed. Tim Hetland, forthcoming from Bedford/St. Martin’s (2017)

“How Not to Teach Digital Humanities,” Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016, University of Minnesota Press (April 2016), also available online.

“Viral Textuality in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Newspaper Exchanges,” in Virtual Victorians: Networks, Connections, Technologies, ed. Veronica Alfano and Andrew Stauffer, Palgrave MacMillan (May 2015)

“‘This Flattering Millennium Theory’: Denominationalism Against Millennialism in James Fenimore Cooper’s The Crater,” in Apocalypse and the Millennium in the American Civil War Era, ed. Ben Wright and Zachary W. Dresser, Louisiana State University Press (2013)

Articles in Refereed Conference Proceedings

“Detecting and Modeling Local Text Reuse,” second author; with David Smith, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Nick Stramp, and John Wilkerson; in the Proceedings of IEEE/ACM Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), IEEE Computer Society Press (2014)

“Detecting and Evaluating Local Text Reuse in Social Networks,” fourth author; with Shaobin Xu, David A. Smith, and Abigail Mullen; in the Proceedings of the Joint Workshop on Social Dynamics and Personal Attributes, Association for Computational Linguistics, 2014

Infectious Texts: Modeling Text Reuse in Nineteenth-Century Newspapers,” second author, with David A. Smith and Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, in the Proceedings of the Workshop on Big Humanities, IEEE Computer Society Press (2013)

Accepted or Forthcoming

“‘Fugitive Verses’: Poetry, Attribution, and Circulation in Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers,” with Abby Mullen, forthcoming in American Periodicals 27.1 (Spring 2017)

“‘Q i-jtb the Raven’: Taking Dirty OCR Seriously,” forthcoming in Book History (2017)

“Kaleidoscopic Pedagogy: The Idea of a C19 Classroom Laboratory,” with Benjamin Doyle and Elizabeth Hopwood, for D19: Digital Pedagogies and Nineteenth Century American Literatures, ed. Jennifer Travis and Jessica DeSpain, book under contract with the University of Illinois Press

Under Review or In Progress

“Scale as Deformance,” in progress

“The Sentiment of Circulation,” in progress

“Vignettes: Micro-fictions in the Nineteenth Century Newspaper,” with Jonathan Fitzgerald, in progress

“‘The Best Mechanical Paper in the World’: Scientific American, Reprinting, and the Circulation of Popular Science in Nineteenth-Century Newspapers,” in progress

Reviews, Textbooks, and Reference Publications

Review of Sari Edelstein’s Between the Novel and the News: The Emergence of Women’s Writing, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Nineteenth-Century Contexts 38.2 (2016)

Writing About Literature through Critical Theory textbook, with John Pennington, Flat World Knowledge (Spring 2013)

“Alcohol and Temperance” and “Harriet Beecher Stowe,” Encyclopedia of the Early Republic and Antebellum America, M. E. Sharpe (August 2010)

Public Writing

Ongoing research blog at ryancordell.org.

ProfHacker blog, Chronicle of Higher Education: Occasional Contributor, 2015-present; Core Contributor, 2010-2015

New Technologies to Get Your Students Engaged” and “Resources for Teaching with Technology,” Chronicle of Higher Education, “The Digital Campus” issue, May 13, 2011

“Scrivener 2.0 Released for Mac and (gasp) Windows,” Chronicle of Higher Education, November 5, 2010

“Back Up Your Essential Files Using Dropbox,” Chronicle of Higher Education, July 2, 2010

Digital Initiatives and Projects

Primary Investigator

Viral Texts: Mapping Networks of Reprinting in Nineteenth-Century Periodicals, with David Smith (co-PI), Abby Mullen, Jonathan Fitzgerald, Thanasis Kinais, and Kevin Smith, 2012-present

Hawthorne’s ‘Celestial Railroad’: a Publication History, 2008-present

Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive, with Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (co-PI), Project Managers James McGrath and Alicia Peaker, Oral History Lead Kristi Girdharry, and Technical Lead David DeCamp, 2013-2015

Steering Committee, DHCommons Initiative, with Rebecca Frost Davis (NITLE), Christopher Dickman (St. Louis University), Quinn Dombrowski (University of California, Berkeley), Laura Mandell (Texas A&M University), and Katherine Rowe (Bryn Mawr College), 2011-2013

Project Member

Co-Editor-in-Chief, with Quinn Dombrowski, Isabel Galina, Padmini Ray Murray, and Laurent Romary, DHCommons journal, published for centerNet, 2013-present

Team Member, with Sonia DiLoreto, Università di Torino (Italy), Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern), Leslie Eckel (Suffolk University), and Noelle A. Baker, Margaret Fuller Transnational Archive, 2015-present

Research Assistant

Project Manager, Little Red Schoolhouse Online, University of Virginia Writing Program, 2009-2010

Research Assistant and Electronic Text Creator for Professor Stephen Railton, Uncle Tom’s Cabin and American Culture, 2005-2006

Press

Invited Lectures

“Viral Texts: Bottom-Up Bibliography and the Networks of 19th Century Newspaper Exchange,” with David Smith, Center for Digital Humanities, University of South Carolina, September 20, 2016

“Scale as Deformance: The Particulars of ‘Big Data’ in Humanities Research,” Centre for Digital Humanities, Glasgow University, May 24, 2016

“Scale as Deformance: The Particulars of ‘Big Data’ in Humanities Research,” Centre for Digital Humanities, University College London, May 18 2016

“‘The Best Mechanical Paper in the World’: Scientific American, Reprinting, and the Circulation of Popular Science in Nineteenth-Century Newspapers,” Institute for Historical Research, London, UK, May 17, 2016 (audio online

“Vignettes: Micro-Fictions in the Nineteenth Century Newspaper,” University of East Anglia (UK), American Studies Research Seminar Series, May 11, 2016

“Scale as Deformance: The Particulars of ‘Big Data’ in Humanities Research,” Universität Stuttgart, April 21, 2016

“Scale as Deformance: The Particulars of ‘Big Data’ in Humanities Research” and “Vignettes: Micro-Fictions in the Nineteenth Century Newspaper,” University of Turino (Italy), Foreign Languages and Literatures Department, March 17-18, 2016

“Vignettes: Micro-Fictions in the Nineteenth Century Newspaper,” Utrecht University (Netherlands), Seminar for Cultural History, March 10, 2016.

“Vignettes: Micro-Fictions in the Nineteenth Century Newspaper,” Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Germany), February 2, 2016

“The Circulation of the City: How Information Spread in Nineteenth-Century America,” Universität Siegen (Germany), Seminar für Anglistik, January 18, 2016

“‘The Best Mechanical Paper in the World’: Scientific American, Reprinting, and the Circulation of Popular Science in Nineteenth-Century Newspapers,” Umeå University (Sweden), November 16, 2015

“Fugitive Texts: Replication, Attribution, and Bibliography in the Digitized Archive,” Australian National University College of Arts and Sciences, June 25, 2015

“Melville in the first Age of Viral Media” Keynote, Melville Electronic Library Project’s Fifth Annual Meeting (MELCamp 5), cosponsored by the NEH and the MIT Literature and Comparative Media Studies Groups, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, April 30, 2015

“Listicles, Vignettes, and Squibs: A Proto-History of Viral Media in Nineteenth-Century Newspapers” Keynote, North Carolina Digitized Newspaper Symposium, University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, March 24, 2015

“Viral Texts and the Technologies of Authorship,” Cologne Center for eHumanities, Universität zu Köln, December 16, 2014

“Viral Texts and the Technologies of Authorship,” Passau Universität, Germany, December 9, 2014

“How Not to Teach Digital Humanities” Plenary Address, “Pedagogy and Practices” Colloquium, Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship, Case Western Reserve University, November 7, 2014 (video online)

“Viral Texts and the Technologies of Authorship,” Penn Digital Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania, November 5, 2014 (video online)

“Viral Texts and the Technologies of Authorship,” Bowdoin College, October 6, 2014

“How Not to Teach Digital Humanities” University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities, March 28, 2014

“7 Reasons 19th Century Newspapers Were Actually the Original Buzzfeed,” Breakfast @ Buzzfeed Talk, March 21, 2014 (video online)

“Viral Textuality: Uncovering Reprinting Networks in Nineteenth-Century Newspapers,” Digital and Computational Knowledge Initiative, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, November 21, 2013

“Viral Networks in Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers,” with David Smith, National Digital Newspaper Program Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC, September 11, 2013 (video online)

“Infectious Texts: Viral Networks in 19th-Century Newspapers,” First Fridays Lecture Series, University of New Hampshire English Department, April 5, 2013

“Mapping the Networks of Viral Texts in Nineteenth-Century America,” Empowering the Humanities Lecture Series, Wentworth Institute of Technology, March 5, 2013 (video online)

“Mapping the Networks of Viral Texts in Nineteenth-Century America,” Southern Methodist University, February 7, 2013 (video online).

“Mining for Hawthorne,” Scholars’ Lab Digital Therapy Luncheon, University of Virginia, February 2010.

Conference Papers and Symposia

“The Sentiment of Circulation,” Modern Language Association Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 2017

Closing Panel Discussant, “The Refuge of Objects / Objects of Refuge” International Symposium, Mainz University, Germany, December 2016

“Vignettes: Micro-Fictions in the Nineteenth-Century Newspaper,” with Jonathan Fitzgerald, American Literature Association Symposium, “The American Short Story: An Expansion of the Genre,” Savannah, Georgia, October 2016

“‘Q i-jtb the Raven’: Taking Dirty OCR Seriously,” Modern Language Association Convention, Austin, Texas, January 2016

“Nineteenth-Century Systems of Circulation, Reprinting, and Remediation,” European Summer University in Digital Humanities, Leipzig University, Germany, August 6, 2015

“‘Q i-jtb the Raven’: Taking Dirty OCR Seriously,” Canadian DH and Association for Computers in the Humanities Joint Conference, University of Ottawa, Canada, June 2015

“Reconstructing Nineteenth-Century Virality from Unstructured Newspaper Archives,” invited talk with David Smith, “Cultural Analytics: Computational Approaches to the Study of Culture” Conference, sponsored by Global Literary Networks, a project of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, University of Chicago, May 2015

“Listicles, Vignettes, and Squibs: The Bibliographical Challenges of Mass Media History,” invited talk, Arclight Symposium on Digital Methods for Media History, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, May 2015

“Fugitive Verses: Replication, Attribution, and Creativity in C19 Newspapers,” invited paper, Symposium on Replication, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, April 10, 2015

“‘Many Facts in Small Compass’: Information Literature in C19 Newspapers, “Textual Assemblage: Readers, Re-Mixing, and the Re-Construction of Books” session sponsored by the discussion group on bibliography and textual studies, Modern Language Association Convention, Vancouver, British Columbia, January 2015

“The Computational Railroad: What Digital Archives Can (and Can’t) Tell Us about C19 Reprinting,” award-winners roundtable sponsored by the Research Society for American Periodicals, American Literature Association Conference, Washington, DC, May 2014

“Newspapers as/and Antebellum Literature: What “Viral Texts” Can—and Can’t—Tell Us about Antebellum American Reading,” “Comparative Literature in a Digital Age” seminar, American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, New York University, March 2014

Panelist, “Networks and the Commons: A Roundtable on Digital, Archival, and Theoretical Approaches to Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture,” C19 Conference, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, March 2014

Invited Panelist, “Thinking with Your Eyes: Visualizing the Humanities and Sciences” Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 2014

Invited Panelist, “Viral Media 150 Years Before the ‘Like’ Button,” at “The Myth, Money and Business Value of Viral Content,” sponsored by Social Media Club Boston, January 2014

Invited Panelist, “What strategies do historians of science and literature use to make sense of vast textual archives?” discussion, “Understanding Literature and Art Cultures for Transformative Research” Workshop, co-sponsored by the Arizona State University Center for Science and the Imagination and NASA, Tempe, Arizona, January 2014

Panelist, “Beyond the Digital: Pattern Recognition and Interpretation” roundtable, Modern Language Convention, Chicago, Illinois, January 2014

“Infectious Texts in Nineteenth-Century Newspapers,” New Media in American Literary History Symposium, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, December 2013

“Newspapers as a Proto-Internet: Did Media ‘Go Viral’ 150 Years Before YouTube?” Northeastern Humanities Center Viral Culture Series, Boston, MA, November 2013 (video online)

“Infectious Texts: Uncovering Reprinting Networks in Nineteenth-Century Newspapers” with David Smith, Wolfram Alpha Data Summit, Washington, DC, September 2013

“Uncovering Reprinting Networks in Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers,” with David Smith and Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Digital Humanities 2013, University of Nebraska—Lincoln, July 2013

Panelist, “The Future of Undergraduate Digital Humanities” roundtable, Digital Humanities 2013

“Visualizing Antebellum Reprinting Networks,” Digital Humanities Summer Institute Colloquium, University of Victoria, Canada, June 2013

Invited panelist, “Why Humanists Need Data—New Uses for Electronic Archives,” American College and Research Libraries New England Meeting, Northeastern University, April 2013

Invited panelist, “Viral Media 150 Years Before the ‘Like’ Button,” at the “Catching a Virus: Brands and People Monetizing Viral Media in Real Time” event, sponsored by the New York Viral Media Meetup, April 2013

“Visualizing Antebellum Reprinting Networks,” “Literacy’s Material Histories” roundtable, Northeastern Modern Language Association Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2013

Invited Panelist, “DHCommons and ProfHacker,” Inaugural George Washington University Digital Humanities Symposium, January 2013

“Uncovering Reprinting Networks in Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers,” with David Smith, Chicago Colloquium for Digital Humanities and Computer Science, University of Chicago, November 2012

“Mapping the Pamphlet and Piratical System,” New England American Studies Association Conference, “The Spatial Turn in American Studies: A Pecha Kucha Roundtable,” Providence, Rhode Island, October 2012

“Reading C19 Print Culture Spatially,” C19 Americanists Conference 2012

Panelist, “In Memoriam: The Life and Work of Greg Colomb,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, Missouri, March 2012

“Mapping the Antebellum Culture of Reprinting,” Modern Language Association Convention, “Text:Image” panel sponsored by the Society for Textual Scholarship, Seattle, Washington, January 2012

Invited Panelist, “Teaching DH 101: Introduction to Digital Humanities,” NITLE Digital Scholarship Series, online, December 2011

“‘Taken Possession of’: What Digital Archives Can Teach Us about Nathaniel Hawthorne, Religious Readers, and Antebellum Reprinting Culture,” Modern Language Association Convention, “Analog and Digital: Texts, Contexts, and Networks” panel, Los Angeles, California, January 2011

“‘This Flattering Millennium Theory’: Denominationalism Against Millennialism in James Fenimore Cooper’s The Crater,” Millennialism and Providentialism in the Era of the American Civil War Conference, Rice University, Houston, Texas, October 2010

“Theorizing an Online, Interactive Red Schoolhouse (and Pouring Its Foundations),” Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 2010

“‘Taken Possession of’: Hawthorne’s ‘Celestial Railroad’ in the Nineteenth-Century Evangelical Canon,” C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Inaugural Conference, “Nineteenth-Century American Literature and New Media” panel, State College, Pennsylvania, May 2010

“Digital Archives and Future Bibliographies,” Virginia Bibliographic Society Annual Meeting, Pre-Doctoral Scholars’ Forum, Charlottesville, VA, May 2010

“‘Coming to an End for Certain’: Apocalyptic Skepticism in Poe and Lippard,” Poe Studies Association’s Third International Edgar Allan Poe Conference (The Bicentennial), “Poe, Lippard, and Place” panel, Philadelphia, October 2009

“Thoreau’s Walden and Freshman Comp,” American Literature Association (ALA), “Teaching Thoreau in the Twenty-First Century” roundtable sponsored by the Thoreau Society, San Francisco, May 2008

Moderator and respondent for the “Harriet Beecher Stowe and Nineteenth-Century Religious Communities” panel, sponsored by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society, ALA, San Francisco, May 2008

“‘The Light Which Puts Out Our Eyes’: The Spring Apocalypse in Thoreau’s Walden,” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), “Promethean Visions and Communities of Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature” panel, Bellingham, WA, November 2007

“‘Dim and Wondrous Imagery’: Uncle Tom’s Cabin at the End of Time,” Popular and American Culture Associations of the South (PCAS/ACAS), “Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Antebellum Culture” panel, Jacksonville, FL, September 2007

“‘Mas’r isn’t good to himself’: Temperance Rhetoric in Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” American Literature Association Conference, “Future Directions in Stowe Scholarship” panel, sponsored by the Stowe Society, San Francisco, May 2006

Organizational Work

Organizer, “Materiality of Digital Objects” and “Tools for Data Analysis & Visualization” panels, Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference, sponsored by the Rare Book Schook, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 12-15 October 2017 (upcoming)

Chair and Organizer, “What Is Critical Bibliography?” panel, Modern Language Association Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 2017

Planning Group Member, Jara’id 2.0: Indexing the Early Arabic Public Sphere, 12 November 2016.

Chair, “Antebellum Print Culture and the Digital Archive” session, Modern Language Association Convention, Vancouver, British Columbia, January 2015

Organizer, “Networks and the Commons: A Roundtable on Digital, Archival, and Theoretical Approaches to Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture,” C19 Conference, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, March 2014

Chief Organizer, New Media in American Literary History Symposium; with Rhae Lynn Barnes; co-sponsored by the Rare Book School, the NULab, the Northeastern Humanities Center, and the American Antiquarian Society; Northeastern University; Boston, MA; December 2013

Chair, “Interpretation, Interface, Archive, Classroom” panel, sponsored by the Digital Americanists, American Literature Association Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, May 2013

Chief Organizer; Boston Area Days of DH Symposium with NEH Grant-Writing Workshop; sponsored by the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks; Northeastern University; Boston, Massachusetts, March 2013

Chair, “The Literary Interventions of the Digital Humanities” roundtable, sponsored by the Digital Americanists’ Society, Northeastern Modern Language Association Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2013

Chair, “How I Got Started in Digital Humanities: A Roundtable of New Digital Projects from DHCommons” (panel selected for the Presidential Theme), Modern Language Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, January 2013

Organizer and presider, with Ronald Bernier, Quinn Dombrowski, Rebecca Frost-Davis, Paul Schacht, and Lisa Spiro; “Get Started in the Digital Humanities with Help from DHCommons” preconvention workshop; Modern Language Association Convention; sponsored by the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks; Boston, Massachusetts; January 2013

Chief Organizer, THATCamp MLA, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, January 2013

Organizer and Participant, THATCamp New England, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, October 2012

Chair, “Digits, Data, and Dilemmas: Digitization and Knowledge Production in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies” roundtable sponsored by the Digital Americanists, C19 Americanists Conference, Berkeley, California, April 2012

Organizer and presider, with Rebecca Frost-Davis, “Getting Started in the Digital Humanities with Help from DHCommons” preconvention workshop, Modern Language Association Convention, co-sponsored by the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) and the Texas A&M Institute for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture, Seattle, Washington, January 2012

Chief Organizer, THATCamp LAC (The Humanities And Technology Camp for Liberal Arts Colleges; lac2011.thatcamp.org), St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin, June 2011

Organizer and Participant, THATCamp Chicago, Evanston, Illinois, November 2010

Graduate Teaching

Graduate Courses, Northeastern University

  • Humanities Data Analysis: Spring 2017
  • History of Books (with Erika Boeckeler): Fall 2016
  • Text, Maps, Networks—Digital Methods for Literary Study: Fall 2014
  • Doing Digital Humanities: Spring 2013

Visiting Graduate Courses and Seminars

  • Virality and Literature (Universität Passau): December 2014
  • Text, Maps, Networks—Digital Methods in the Humanities (North Dakota State University): Summer 2014

Dissertation Committee Chair, Northeastern University

  • Jonathan Fitzgerald, An Authentic Narrative: Women Literary Journalists Writing Against the Mainstream, Co-chair with Carla Kaplan

Dissertation Committee Member, Northeastern University

Completed

  • Ethan Whittet, The Mass Production of Old New England (Defended January 2017)
  • Kristi Girdharry, Composing Digital Community Spaces: Design and Literacy Practices in/of the Archive (Defended August 2016)
  • Elizabeth Hopwood, Eating the Atlantic: Nineteenth Century U.S. and Caribbean Literature and the Gastroaesthetic (Defended April 2016)
  • Jeffrey Cottrell, Remapping the Politics of Space: Antebellum Countergeographies and Print (Defended April 2016)
  • James McGrath, Borrowed Country: Tradition and Innovation in Twenty-First Century American Poetry (Defended August 2015)
  • Steven Kapica, Negotiating Obscenity: Rhetoric and Popular Culture’s Mediation of the Obscene (Defended July 2015)
  • Max White, Sovereign Spirits: Debtors, Rebels and Radicals in Early American Print (defended December 2014)

In-Progress

  • Kathryn Bloom, Fanfare for the Common Woman: How Edna Ferber and Fannie Hurst Introduced “Highbrow” Ideas into Middle Class Consciousness, 1910-1940
  • Kevin Smith, TBD

Masters Thesis Reader, Northeastern University

Joanne Afornalli (Spring 2017), Abbie Levesque (Spring 2017)

Graduate Comprehensive Exam Committees, Northeastern University

Jonathan Fitzgerald (Chair; 2016) Kathryn Bloom (2015), Benjamin Doyle (2015-2016), Kristi Girdharry (2015), Elizabeth Polcha (2015), Kevin Smith (2015)

Undergraduate Teaching

Undergraduate Courses, Northeastern University

  • Technologies of Text: Spring 2017, Fall 2014, Spring 2014, and Fall 2012
  • History of Books (with Erika Boeckeler): Fall 2016
  • Bostonography: Exploring the City Through Texts, Maps, and Networks (with Benjamin Schmidt): Fall 2016
  • Technology, Literature, and New Media: Summer 2014
  • Understanding Space through Building Deep Maps (honors seminar), Fall 2013
  • Pamphlets & Pirates—Nineteenth-Century American Print Culture (junior/senior seminar): Spring 2013

Mentorship, TriCo DH Summer Internships

Laura Eckstein, (Viral Texts) and Nathaniel Rehm-Daly (Our Marathon), Summer 2014

Undergraduate Directed Studies, Northeastern University

Matthew Baddour (Summer 2013), MacKenzie Cockerill (Spring 2013)

Undergraduate Courses, St. Norbert College

  • Technologies of Text: Spring 2012
  • Literary Theory and Writing: Spring 2011, Spring 2012
  • The American Short Story: January 2011
  • College Writing: Fall 2010
  • Introduction to Literature: Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2012
  • U.S. Literature to 1865: Fall 2010

Undergraduate Courses (instructor of record), University of Virginia

  • Pavilion Writers (advanced first-year composition): Spring 2009
  • Religion and American Fiction (introductory seminar in literature): Fall 2008
  • Science Fictions (themed first-year composition): Fall 2007
  • Thoreau, Walden, and American Culture (themed first-year composition): Fall 2006 and Spring 2007

Undergraduate Courses (discussion leader), University of Virginia

  • History of English Literature III (twentieth-century literature in English): for Professors Stephen Cushman and Michael Levenson, Fall 2007
  • Academic and Professional Writing (advanced composition): Spring 2006
  • History of English Literature I (medieval and renaissance literature): for Professor Elizabeth Fowler, Fall 2005

Guest Classes Taught

  • Guest lecture on Digital Humanities, Prof. Laura Frader’s Graduate Methodologies course for History students, Northeastern University, November 2012
  • Guest lecture on Digital Humanities, Prof. Elizabeth Dillon’s Graduate Proseminar, Northeastern University, October 2012
  • “Introduction to Digital Humanities,” Summer Institute for Literary and Cultural Studies, Wheaton College, June 2012
  • “Apocalypse in Antebellum America,” Prof. Robert Kramer’s “End of the World” course, St. Norbert College, April 2011.
  • “Apocalypse in Antebellum America,” Prof. Judith Kovacs’ “Revelation to John” course, Religious Studies Department, University of Virginia, January 2008, November 2008, and April 2010.

Invited Workshop Leader

  • “Visualizing Literary and Historical Social Networks,” Digital Humanities Centre Masterclass, University College London, 19 May 2016
  • “Visualizing Literary and Historical Social Networks,” BL Labs Hack & Yack Session, British Library, 18 May 2016
  • “Visualizing Literary and Historical Social Networks,” Unlocking the Digital Humanities Series, Tufts and Leipzig Universities, 11 April 2016
  • “Visualizing Literary and Historical Networks with Gephi” Workshop, Leipzig Universität, December 2015
  • “Visualizing Literary and Historical Networks with Gephi” Workshop, Umeå University, November 2015
  • “Visualizing Literary and Historical Networks with Gephi” Workshop, Penn Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania, November 2014

Local Workshop Leader, Northeastern University

  • with David Lazer and Moya Bailey, “Social Media and the Modern Academic” workshop; sponsored by the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks; 27 January 2017
  • Co-led with Mya Poe, Grad School and Family Workshop, sponsored by the NU English Department Graduate Studies Committee, 30 October 2014
  • Graduate Fellowships Workshop, sponsored by the NU English Department Graduate Studies Committee, 2 October 2014
  • “Omeka and Neatline” Workshop for the Boston-area digital humanities community; sponsored by the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks; 5 April 2014
  • “Understanding Network Analysis,” November 2013
  • “Using Omeka”; sponsored by the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks; March 2013
  • “Creating and Maintaining a Professional Presence Online: A Workshop for Graduate Students,” September 2012

Local Workshop Leader, St. Norbert College

  • “How to Write an Effective Thesis” for students, Mulva Library skills workshops, 29 and 31 March 2011
  • Thesis writing workshop for students in Prof. Brad Ellis’ Spanish Capstone course, 30 March 30 2011
  • “Preventing Plagiarism” faculty workshop, sponsored by the Associate Academic Dean’s Office, 24 March 24 2011
  • “WAC Talks Back” faculty workshop, sponsored by the Associate Academic Dean’s Office, 25 February 25 2011
  • “Do More; Work Less” faculty workshop, sponsored by the Associate Academic Dean’s Office, 16 November 2010
  • S.W.A.T. (Student Writing Assistance Team) workshop, Prof. Jim Neilson’s History of Modern Art class, 12 November 2010
  • S.W.A.T. (Student Writing Assistance Team) workshop, Prof. Jim Neilson’s History of Painting class, 10 November 2010
  • Thesis writing workshop for students from the Master of Theological Studies and Master of Liberal Studies programs, 23 October 2010
  • Research and academic argument workshop for students in Prof. Tom Conner’s French 305 class, 15 October 2010
  • Research and academic argument workshops for students in Prof. Erin Pryor’s Social Inequality and Introduction to Sociology classes, 16 September 2010

Professional Development and Workshops

Student (as part of Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography), “Advanced Seminar in Critical Bibliography,” taught by Michael Suarez, Rare Book School, Charlottesville, Virginia, 31 July-5 August 2016

Student (as part of Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography), “Introduction to Descriptive Bibliography,” taught by David Whitesell, Rare Book School, Charlottesville, Virginia, 24-29 July 2016

Student (as part of Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography), “Teaching the History of the Book,” taught by Michael Suarez, Rare Book School, Charlottesville, Virginia, 28 July-1 August 2014

Invited Participant, “Understanding Literature and Art Cultures for Transformative Research” Workshop, co-sponsored by the Arizona State University Center for Science and the Imagination and NASA, Tempe, Arizona, January 2014

Invited Participant, THATCamp Leadership, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, October 2013

Invited Panelist, “Building With/Building On: How Open Access Facilitates Asynchronous Scholarly Collaboration,” Open Access Week Brown Bag Panel Discussion, Snell Library Digital Scholarship Group, Northeastern University, October 2013

Invited Panelist, with Julia Flanders and John Unsworth, “Off-the-Shelf Digital Humanities Tools” session, Introduction to Digital Humanities Faculty Retreat, sponsored by the Boston-Area Digital Humanities Consortium, MIT Endicott House, Dedham, Massachusetts, August 2013

Student (as part of Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography), “The American Book in the Industrial Era, 1820–1940,” taught by Michael Winship, Rare Book School, Charlottesville, Virginia, 29 July-2 August 2013

Participant, “Digital Humanities Databases” Course, Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), University of Victoria, Canada, June 2013

Invited Workshop Leader, “Digital Frontiers Workshop with Ryan Cordell,” University of North Texas, Denton, TX, February 8, 2013

Accepted Participant, “Topic Modeling for Humanities Research” NEH Institute, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, College Park, Maryland, November 2012

Participant, “Introduction to Contextual Encoding with TEI,” Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, October 2012

Accepted Participant, “Digital Cultural Mapping: Transformative Scholarship and Teaching in the Geospatial Humanities” NEH Institute, University of California—Los Angeles, California, June-July 2012

Participant, THATCamp CHNM, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, June 2012

Participant, “Geographic Information Systems in the Digital Humanities” Course, Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), University of Victoria, Canada, June 2011

Participant, THATCamp Victoria, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, June 2011

Invited Speaker and Participant, Grant Planning Meeting, National Collaboration for Digital Humanities in the Liberal Arts, hosted by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), and the University of Southern California’s Center for Transformative Scholarship, USC, Los Angeles, California, January 2011

Invited Participant, Media Training Workshop, Modern Language Association Convention, Los Angeles, California, January 2011

Accepted Participant, “Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship” NEH Institute, University of Virginia Scholars’ Lab and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Charlottesville, Virginia, May 2010

Invited Panelist, Professionalization Workshop on Academic Publication, University of Virginia Slavic Department, December 2009.

Invited Panelist, “Geospatial Data and Tools in Humanities Research” session, NEH and UVA Scholars’ Lab’s “Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship,” University of Virginia, November 2009.

Professional Service

National Service

  • MLA Bibliography and Scholarly Editing Forum Executive Committee, January 2016-January 2021
  • Planning Committee, Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography, August 2016-present
  • MapStory Advisory Committee, 2014-present
  • GeoHumanities Editorial Board, 2014-present
  • Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy Editorial Board, 2014-present
  • NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship) Executive Council, 2013-present
  • NINES Editorial Board Head, Americanist Group, 2013-present
  • The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Editorial Board, 2011-present
  • “Avant-Gardes and Emigres” Advisory Board, Yale DH funded project at Yale University, PI Marijeta Bozovic, 2016-2017
  • centerNet North American Steering Committee, 2013-2016
  • centerNet Executive Council, 2011-2015
  • “Image Analysis for Archival Discovery” Advisory Board, NEH-Funded project at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, PIs Elizabeth Lorang and Leen-Kiat Soh, 2014-2015
  • Digital Americanists Society Vice President, 2013-2015
  • centerNet Transition Committee for Arts-humanities.net, 2012-2013
  • NITLE (National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education) Digital Humanities Council, 2011-2013
  • Digital Americanists Society Secretary/Treasurer, 2011-2013
  • HASTAC Scholars Program Mentor, 2010-2013
  • Office of Digital Humanities Grant Reviewer, National Endowment for the Humanities, Spring 2011
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Society Newsletter and Website Editor, 2006-2011

Local Service

  • Fellows Program Co-Director; NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, Northeastern University, Fall 2016-present
  • Associate Dean’s Appointee, Graduate Studies Computational Social Science and Digital Humanities Working Group, Fall 2016-Spring 2017
  • Appointee, NULab Subcommittee on the DH Graduate Certificate Program, Fall 2016-Spring 2017
  • Senate Information Technology Policy Committee, Northeastern University, Fall 2015-Spring 2017
  • Barr’s Lecture Committee, English Department, Fall 2014-Spring 2015
  • Graduate Studies Committee, English Department, Northeastern University, Fall 2013-Spring 2015
  • Dean’s Appointee, College of Social Science and Humanities Communications Committee, Northeastern University, Spring 2013-Spring 2015
  • Appointee, Senate Committee for Information Technology Policies, Northeastern University, Fall 2012-Spring 2014
  • Dean’s Appointee, Digital Learning Task Force, St. Norbert College, Spring 2011-Spring 2012
  • General Education Committee, St. Norbert College, Fall 2010-Spring 2012
  • Chair, Writing-Across-the-Curriculum Advisory Council, St. Norbert College, Fall 2010-Spring 2012
  • Graduate School Advisor, St. Norbert College English Discipline, St. Norbert College, Fall 2010-Spring 2012
  • Chief Writing Consultant to the College of Arts and Sciences, McIntire School of Commerce, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Program; Assessment of Student Writing; Office of Institutional Assessment and Studies; University of Virginia, 2008-2009
  • University of Virginia Teaching Resource Center workshop leader, “Leading an Effective Discussion Section” workshops at the College of Arts and Sciences August Teaching Workshop 2009, August Teaching Workshop 2008, and January Teaching Workshop 2008
  • University of Virginia Teaching Resource Center workshop leader, “Grading Student Writing” workshops for the Spanish and Italian Department (September 2009), Architecture Department (September 2008), and Religious Studies Department (August 2007).
  • Copy Editor, New Literary History (NLH), 2007-2008
  • Tutor, University of Virginia Writing Center, 2004-2007
  • Assistant to Professor Stephen Railton and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin in the Web of Culture: A Multi-Disciplinary Conference,” 2007
  • Research and Copyediting Assistant for Professor Mark Edmundson, 2007
  • Treasurer, Graduate English Student Association, University of Virginia, 2006-2007

Consultation and Review

  • Digital Humanities and Teaching Consultation, Gonzaga University Digital Humanities Reading Group, March 27, 2015
  • Liberal Arts and Digital Humanities Consultation, Messiah College, April 4, 2012

Administration

Co-Director, NULab Fellows Program, Northeastern University, 2016-2017

Director, Writing-Across-the-Curriculum, St. Norbert College, 2010-2012

Director, St. Norbert College Writing Center, 2010-2012

Director, University of Virginia Writing Center, 2009-2010

Assistant Director, University of Virginia Writing Center, 2008-2009

Memberships

Association for Computers and Humanities (ACH); Modern Language Association (MLA); American Literature Society; C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists; Research Society for American Periodicals; Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP); Digital Americanists

Proficiencies

Languages

German, scholarly reading proficiency; oral and written competency

Technical Proficiencies

HTML, CSS, XML/TEI, R, Omeka, Neatline, GIS, Gephi/Network Analysis

References

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Professor of English, Northeastern University, e.dillon@neu.edu

Laura Mandell, Professor of English and Director of the Initiative in Digital Humanities, Texas A&M University, 979.845.8345, mandell@tamu.edu

Jerome McGann, John Stewart Bryan Professor, University of Virginia, 434.924.6669, jjm2f@virginia.edu

Meredith L. McGill, Associate Professor of English, Rutgers University, meredith.mcgill@rutgers.edu

Martha Nell Smith, Professor of English, University of Maryland, 301.405.8878, mnsmith@umd.edu

Victoria Olwell, Associate Professor, University of Virginia, 434.924.6803, vjo2f@virginia.edu

Stephen Railton, Professor, University of Virginia, 434.924.6612, sfr@virginia.edu

Ted Underwood, Professor and LAS Centennial Scholar of English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 217.244.4617, tunder@illinois.edu