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- United States
- AL Alabama
- Auburn University
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- Eighteenth-century, novel, history of reading, readers, history of fan fiction, manuscript fiction, perfume, history of smell, smell language, digital humanities, metadata
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- About Me
Associate Professor of English, Auburn University.
Associate Director of 18thConnect.org, a major open-source peer-reviewed aggregator of materials on and about the eighteenth-century.
I’m a scholar and critic who wants to understand reading experiences from readers past, present, and future. This fascination has taken me to study the language of smell, the work of recovered women writers, and most recently never-published manuscript fiction. I believe that book history and digital scholarship work beautifully together, that librarians and archivists are invaluable collaborators, and that hands-on experience of research is an important component of student learning.
- Recent Publications
Reading Smell in the Eighteenth-Century Novel (Bucknell University Press 2016)
“Must Anonymous Be a Woman? Gender and Anonymity in the Archives” (accepted to a Special Issue on “Women in Archives” for Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature Winter/Spring 2021)
“Amateur Manuscript Fiction in the Archive: An Introduction.” After Print, (Ed. Rachael King). University of Virginia Press.
“Becoming Catherine Morland: A Cautionary Tale of Manuscripts in the Archive” Persuasions 39 (2018).
“Considering Johnson’s ‘Nose of the Mind’ and Mind’s Nose: Olfaction Deployed and Suppressed in the Age of Johnson.” For Revision and Reappraisal: New Essays on Johnson and His Circle. Anthony Lee, Ed. University of Delaware Press.
(With Chase Bringardner and Lindsey Doukoupolos)”Performing Frankenstein in the South: Sex, Race, and Science Across the Disciplines” for Adapting the Eighteenth Century: Pedagogies and Practices (Eds. Kirsten Saxton and Sharon Harrow)
- Media Coverage
- Qtd in Cosmopolitan (Oct 14)
- Country Focus
- Great Britain and North America
- Expertise by Geography
- England, North America, United Kingdom, United States
- Expertise by Chronology
- 18th century, 19th century
- Expertise by Topic
- Book History, Gender, Higher Ed, Libraries & Archives, Material Culture, Pedagogy, Technology, Women