Research and Teaching Areas
|Victorian Literature||History of Science: Evolution||Visual Culture|
|Digital Humanities||Gender, Race & Class Identities||Fiction of Empire|
|Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology||2016-Present|
|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|
"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.
"Audio Guides for Digital Archives." Quick Hits: Teaching with the Digital Humanities. Ed. Christopher Young. Indiana University Press. (Forthcoming 2019).
"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. Editors Christoph Ehland and Dr Kate Macdonald. (Forthcoming 2019).
"Science." Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction. Ed. Kevin A. Morrison. North Carolina: McFarland, 2018.
"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, North Carolina: 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).
"Genius.com as an Alternative Social Media." ProfHacker: The Chronicle of Higher Education. (Forthcoming)
"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.
Evolution and Imagination in Victorian Children's Literature by Jessica Straley (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2016). Reviewed for Victorian Review. (Forthcoming 2019)
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. (Forthcoming 2018)
Haunting Modernity and the Gothic Presence in British Modernist Literature by Daniel Darvay (Switzerland: Palgrave, 2016). Reviewed for English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920. (Forthcoming 2019)
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. The archive is a literary and art historical resource appropriate for both researchers and students alike. Visual Haggard 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.