Research & Teaching Areas
- 19C Literature
- Periodical Studies
- History of Science: Evolution
- Visual Culture
- Digital Humanities
- Gender, Race & Class Identities
- Adventure Fiction
|Affiliated Researcher, Georgia Institute of Technology||2019-Present|
|Technical Editor, COVE||2018-2022|
|Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology||2016-2018|
|Full-time Instructor, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth||2016|
|Instructor, Saint Anselm College||2012-15|
|Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University||2016|
|MA in English and Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati||2009|
|BA in English, University of Cincinnati, Magna Cum Laude||2007|
|BFA in Fine Art, University of Cincinnati, College of Design Art Architecture & Planning, Magna Cum Laude||2006|
Speculation and the Darwinian Method in British Romance Fictions, 1859-1914. Series in Victorian Studies. Athens: Ohio University Press, forthcoming 2024
Illustration in Fin-de-Siècle Transatlantic Romance Fiction. British Art: Histories and Interpretations since 1700 series. New York: Routledge, 2022.
"Adventure Literature." Oxford Bibliographies in Victorian Literature. Ed. Lisa Rodensky. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2023.
"Illustrating White Cannibals in Harper's Weekly: Adventure Fiction and Pictorial Journalism." American Periodicals: A Journal of History & Criticism. 31.2 (2021): 134-154.
"Audio Guides for Digital Archives." Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 21.2 (2021): 144-146.
"Late-Nineteenth-Century Adventure Fiction and the Anthropocene." Configurations. 27.3 (2019): 271-300.
"Social Justice and Victorian Digital Humanities." Journal of Victorian Culture's Digital Forum. 24.3 (July 2019): 354-360.
"From Disclaimer to Critique: Race and the Digital Image Archivist." Digital Humanities Quarterly. 11.3 (2017).
"Egyptology and Darwinian Evolution in Conan Doyle and H. Rider Haggard: The Scientific Imagination." English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920. 60.3 (June 2017): 314-340.
"Liberal Evolutionism and the Satirical Ape." Journal of Victorian Culture. 21.2 (2016): 1-21.
"The History and Reception of Charles Darwin's Hypothesis of Pangenesis." The Journal of the History of Biology. 47.4 (2014): 661-95.
"Beauty as a Terministic Screen in Charles Darwin's The Descent of Man." Victorian Network. 2.1 (Summer 2010): 49-69.
"Ethics and the Digital Archive: The Case for Visualizing H. Rider Haggard." Journal of Victorian Culture Online. Ed. Lisa Hager. Neo-Victorian Studies & Digital Humanities Week 2013. 21 October 2013.
'Romance Fiction, Folk Tales, and Poetry: Amy Sawyer and the Arts and Crafts Movement" Nineteenth-Century Women Illustrators and Cartoonists. Ed. Jo Devereux. (Manchester: Manchester University Press, forthcoming 2023).
"'An absurd parody of the Professor': Illustrating Professor Challenger." Re-examining Arthur Conan Doyle. Ed. Nils Clausson. (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2021).
"Picturing Africa: Illustration in the Allan Quatermain Adventure Fictions of H. Rider Haggard." Imperial Middlebrow: Cross-colonial Encounters and Expressions of Power in Middlebrow Literature and Culture, 1890-1940. Eds. Christoph Ehland and Jana Gohrisch. (Leiden: Brill, 2020): 44-71.
"Science." Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction. Ed. Kevin A. Morrison (Jefferson: McFarland, 2018): 207-209.
"Liminality and Power in Bram Stoker's Jewel of Seven Stars." Critical Essays on Victorian Gothic and Sensation Fiction from Wollstonecraft to Stoker. Ed Dr. Marilyn Brock (Jefferson: McFarland, 2009): 132-43.
Special Issues Edited for Journal
"Illustration and Gender." Special Edition of Nineteenth‑Century Gender Studies. Eds. Kate Holterhoff and Nicole Lobdell. 11.2 (Summer 2015).
"Add Background Colors to SVGs Using the "rect" Element." CSS Tricks. 20 February 2020.
"How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Engineering Documentation." Nebo Blog. 21 June 2019.
"From Academic to Developer: Why Career Changes are No Longer Off Limits." Nebo Blog. 25 January 2019.
"Genius.com as an Alternative Social Media." ProfHacker: The Chronicle of Higher Education. 30 August 2018.
"Visualizing the Bicycle and the New Woman in 'The Lady's Realm.'" Medium. 31 May 2018.
"Visual Haggard: The Illustration Archive." Rider Haggard Society Journal. 126 (July 2018): 4-6.
"Using Digital Archives to Teach Data Set Creation and Visualization Design." ProfHacker: The Chronicle of Higher Education. 29 Sep. 2017.
"Report II: Poetry and Melancholia Conference." Society for the Social History of Medicine Gazette. 55 (December 2014): 6.
"Ethics and the Digital Archive: The Case for Visualizing H. Rider Haggard." Journal of Victorian Culture Online. Neo-Victorian Studies & Digital Humanities Week 2013. 21 Oct. 2013.
The Autobiography of Christopher Kirkland by Eliza Lynn Linton . Eds. Deborah Meem and Kate Holterhoff. Brighton, UK: Victorian Secrets, 2011.
Sowing the Wind by Eliza Lynn Linton . Eds. Deborah Meem and Kate Holterhoff. Brighton, UK: Victorian Secrets, 2014.
Catastrophic Thinking: Extinction and the Value of Diversity from Darwin to the Anthropocene by David Sepkoski (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020). Reviewed for Isis. 112.4 (December 2021): 848-849.
Reductive Reading: A Syntax of Victorian Moralizing by Sarah Allison (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2018). Reviewed for V21's Collations: Book Forum. 17 June 2019.
Haunting Modernity and the Gothic Presence in British Modernist Literature by Daniel Darvay (Switzerland: Palgrave, 2016). Reviewed for English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920. 62.1 (2019): 118-122.
Evolution and Imagination in Victorian Children's Literature by Jessica Straley (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2016). Reviewed for Victorian Review. 43.2 (2018): 311-314.
"What Mary Shelley Can Teach STEM Readers." Review of Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of all Kinds by Mary Shelley (Cambridge: MIT, 2017). Reviewed for Science Fiction Studies. 45.2 (2018): 341-344.
Before Einstein: The Fourth Dimension in Fin de Siècle Literature and Culture by Elizabeth L. Throesch (New York: Anthem Press, 2017). Reviewed for English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920. 61.3 (2018): 396-399.
The Ploy of Instinct: Victorian Sciences of Nature and Sexuality in Liberal Governance by Kathleen Frederickson (New York: Fordham University Press, 2014). Reviewed for the Journal of British Studies. 56.2 (2017): 424-25.
Education in Nineteenth-Century British Literature: Exclusion as Innovation by Sheila Cordner (New York: Routledge, 2016). Reviewed for Impact. 6.1 (Winter 2017).
Digital Humanities Project
|Visual Haggard: The Illustration Archive||Director & Editor|
I direct and edit Visual Haggard, a digital archive intended to preserve, centralize, and improve access to the illustrations from the novels published by H. Rider Haggard. Although the archive is currently offline (it is accessible using the Wayback Machine), this a literary and art historical resource aspires to make all Haggard illustrations readily available in a high-resolution and mobile device appropriate format. Currently, the site contains 1,900 images and receives approximately 1,500 page views every month. Visual Haggard is a federated archive with NINES, the Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship.
|CS 3311/ LMC 3432||Junior Design: Project Design and Technical Communication Strategies||2018|
|ENGL 1102||Victorian Digital Humanities||2018|
|ENGL 1102||Victorians in Cyberspace||2017|
|ENGL 1102||Visual Culture, Digital Archives and H. Rider Haggard||2017|
|ENGL 1102||The Literature of New Media||2016|
|ENL 684||Literary Studies and Theory||2016|
|ENL 200||Studies in Literature: Victorian Romance and Realism||2016|
|ENL 200||Studies in Literature: Fin de Siècle Adventure Fiction||2016|
|EN 105||Freshman English||2014-15|
|HU 101, 102, 201, 202||Portraits of Human Greatness||2012-14|
|AHT 399||Art and Identity||2015|
|AHT 201||Survey of Art History||2015|
|ENG 213||Victorian Women Writers||2012|
|ENG 213||Victorian Detectives||2011|
|ENG 101||Interpretation and Argument: Achieving a Public Art||2010-11|
|15 ENGL 102H||Honors English Composition||2009|
|15 ENGL 101,102||English Composition||2007-08|