Department of English
University of Wisconsin-Madison
600 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53706
Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Fall 2018- Present
Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Fall 2012- Spring 2018
Assistant Professor, Department of English, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Fall 2011- Spring 2012
Ph.D., English, Rutgers University, 2011
M.A., English, Rutgers University, 2007
B.A. magna cum laude, English with Honors, Ithaca College, 2003
Everywhere and Nowhere: Anonymity and Mediation in Eighteenth-Century England. University of Minnesota Press, 2018.
“Intention” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Literature, ed. John Frow. Oxford University Press, (2019).
“Introduction: Intention and the Eighteenth-Century Text” with Jess Keiser. Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, 47 (2018): 209-11.
“Surveillance Studies and Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century.” Literature Compass, 14.12 (2017): 1-7.
“Objects, Numbers, Meaning: The Eighteenth-Century Playbill at Scale” with Mattie Burkert. Theatre Journal , 68.4 (2016): 597-613.
“Anonymity, Intention, Motive, and Evelina.” English Literary History, 82.4 (2015): 1135-1158.
“Reading (And Not Reading) Anonymity: Daniel Defoe, An Essay on the Regulation of the Press and A Vindication of the Press.” Authorship, 4.1 (2015).
“Attribution and Repetition: The Case of Defoe and The Circulating Library.” Eighteenth-Century Life, 36.2 (2012): 36-59.
Selected Fellowships and Awards
NEH Office for Digital Humanities Level II Advancement Grant for The London Stage Database, Advisory Board Member, 2018.
Center for the Humanities Faculty Development Seminar, theme: “Disability Studies in the Humanities,” University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spring 2017
Center for the Humanities Faculty Development Seminar, theme: “New Materialities,”
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spring 2016
Graduate School Fall Research Competition Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Center for 21-Century Studies UW-System Fellowship, theme: “Humanities Futures,” UW-Milwaukee, 2014-2015
Folger Shakespeare Library Short Term Fellowship, Summer 2014
Graduate School Fall Research Competition Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fall 2013
Network and Networks Analysis for the Humanities: An NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities Bounce Back Grant, Fall 2011
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentorship, 2015-16
Graduate Student Association Graduate English Teaching and Mentoring Award, 2014
University Housing Honored Instructor Award, Fall 2014 and Fall 2016
“The Force of (Media) Metaphors.” The Johnson Society of the Central Region Annual Meeting, University of Iowa. Spring 2019.
“Inhuman Persons.” International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Edinburgh, UK Summer 2019.
“Robocop; Or, What it’s Like to Be a Macintosh II.” Department of Design, Carnegie-Mellon University. Fall 2018.
“Metaphor, Metonymy, Media.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Orlando, FL Spring 2018.
“‘The Shadow Subject’ of ‘Tintern Abbey.’” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism. Ottawa, Canada Summer 2017.
“Remembering the Lockean Subject.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Pittsburgh, PA Spring 2016.
“An Intermedial History of Anonymous Drama.” Modern Language Association. Austin, TX Spring 2016.
“The Conversation in the Margins.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Los Angeles, CA Spring 2015.
“Three Beaches: Crusoe, Michaels, and Gell.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Los Angeles, CA Spring 2015.
“‘Acting Plays’ and ‘Reading Plays’: Anonymity and Eighteenth-Century Drama.” Folger Shakespeare Library. Washington, D. C. Summer 2014.
“Collaborative Writing in the Humanities” with Mattie Burkert. Humanities Research Bridge, UW-Madison. Madison, WI Spring 2014.
“Repetition and Attribution: Defoe and the Nobles’ Circulating Library.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Williamsburg, VA Spring 2014.
“Beyond the Human, Toward a Networked History of the Book.” UW Middle Modernity Panel. Madison, WI Fall 2013.
“Close Reading and Ontology.” Closing rountable UW Graduate English Conference. Spring 2013.
“Beyond the Human, Toward a Networked History of the Book.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Cleveland, OH Spring 2013.
“Anonymity and the Myth of Motive.” University of Ghent. Ghent, Belgium Fall 2012.
“Evelina’s Explicit Anonymity.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. San Antonio, TX Spring 2012.
At University of Wisconsin-Madison
Media and Agency in Eighteenth-Century Literature (ENGL 805, Graduate Course, Spring 2018)
Surveillance in Eighteenth-Century Literature (ENGL 334, Spring 2018)
Authorship and Anonymity in Eighteenth-Century Literature (ENGL 245, Fall 2017)
Frankenstein, Robocop, Big Data (ENGL 178, Spring 2016)
The Eighteenth-Century Novel (ENGL 805, Graduate Course, Spring 2016)
Frankenstein, Robocop, Google: Human Memory/Digital Memory (ENGL 175, FIG, Fall 2014)
“From Work to E-Text”: Textuality and Eighteenth-Century Literature (ENGL 824, Graduate Course, Spring 2014)
Gender and Sexuality in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature (ENGL 442, Fall 2013)
The Eighteenth-Century Novel (ENGL 336/459, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015)
Daniel Defoe (ENGL 441, Fall 2012, Fall 2013)
Mediation and Media Landscapes of the Eighteenth Century (ENGL 442, Fall 2012, Spring 2013)