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Employment

2019 – present: Professor
Department of English Language and Literatures
Wright State University

2015 – present: Associate Professor
Department of English Language and Literatures
Wright State University

2011 – 2015: Assistant Professor
Department of English Language and Literatures
Wright State University

2008 – 2011: Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Georgia Institute of Technology

Education

Ph.D. in English, University of Missouri. December 2008
M.A. in English, West Virginia University. August 2003
B.A. in English, West Virginia University. May 2001

Forthcoming Work & Work in Progress

Artifacts: How We Think and Write About Found Objects. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020. (forthcoming)

Co-editor, Vetusta Monumenta (ongoing)

“Needlework Verse.” Material Literacies: A Nation of Makers, 1660-1820, edited by Chloe Wigston Smith and Serena Dyer (forthcoming from Bloomsbury)

Reading/Making (book project in progress)

Publications

“The Lord of Hardyvile.” Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660-1820, edited by April London, Cambridge University Press. (in press)

“Modern Faults by Anne Ker.” Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel 1660-1820, edited by April London, Cambridge University Press. (in press)

“Antiquarianism: Vital Historiography for the Twenty-First Century.” The Wordsworth Circle 50.1 (2019): 74-89.

“Hairstory.” A Cultural History of Hair in the Enlightenment, edited by Joseph Roach and Margaret Powell. London: Bloomsbury, 2018: 171-190.

“Ten Thousand Gimcracks: Don Saltero’s and the Political History of Materialism.” Word & Image 33.3 (2017): 267-278.

“History Writing and Antiquarianism.” The Cambridge Companion to Women’s Writing in the Romantic Period. Devoney Looser. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 88-100.

Co-editor with Noah Heringman. Romantic Antiquarianism. Romantic Circles Praxis Series. June, 2014. College Park: University of Maryland, June 2014.

“Introduction: Romantic Antiquarianism.” Romantic Circles Praxis Series. June, 2014. College Park: University of Maryland, June 2014. (online)

“Bloody Records: Manuscripts and Politics in Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto.” Modern Philology 110.4 (2013): 489-512.

“Feeling Things: The Novel Objectives of Sentimental Objects.” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 54.2 (2013): 183-193.

“The Life of Things at Tintern Abbey’” Review of English Studies 63.260 (2012): 444-465.

“Wordsworth’s Sofa.” LQR 3.2 (2011): 113-127.

“Redecorating the Ruin: Women and Antiquarianism in Sarah Scott’s Millenium Hall.” ELH 76.3 (2009): 661-686.

Public Writing

The Rambling (co-founder and editor; current readership ~20,000)

Love, Labor, Loss.” The Rambling. February, 2019.

Women Who Want Out.” The Millions. October, 2017.

Vetusta Monumenta and the Nature of Networks.” Institutions of Literature. April, 2017.

Reviews

Rev. of Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity by Janine Barchas. Review 19 (2015): online.

Rev. of On Historical Distance by Mark Salber Philips. Eighteenth-Century Studies 48.3 (2015): 363-365.

Rev. of The Strawberry Hill Press and Its Printing House by Stephen Clarke. Britain and the World 7 (2014): 136-138.

Rev. of Horace Walpole’s Letters: Masculinity and Friendship in the Eighteenth Century by George Haggerty. Prose Studies 35.3 (2013): 303-305.

Rev. of Actions and Objects From Hobbes to Richardson by Jonathan Kramnick.Eighteenth-Century Studies 45.2 (2012): 325-327.

Rev. of Making Waste: Leftovers and the Eighteenth-Century Imagination by Sophie Gee. Eighteenth-Century Studies 45.1 (2011): 170-172.

Recent Awards and Honors

Recent Presentations

“Reading/Making.” Invited Lecture, University of Regensburg. Regensburg, Germany. July 3, 2019.

“Vetusta Monumenta and the New Antiquarianism.” Society of Antiquaries of London. London, UK. June 24, 2019.

Co-Chair (with Jonathan Sachs). Activist Forms. MLA. Chicago, IL. January 3-6, 2019.

“Vital Historiography.” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism. Brown University. Providence, RI. June 22-25, 2018.

“Needlepoint Verse.” Johnson Society of the Central Region. University of Chicago. Chicago, April 27-28, 2018.

“Making Fictions: Early Readers and Their Crafts.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Orlando, FL. March 22-25, 2018.

“Digiterial: Mediating Material Cultures.” Digital Editions Symposium. Occidental College. Los Angeles, CA. March 2-3, 2018.

Respondent: “Historical Time Machines.” MLA. New York, NY. January 4-7, 2018.

“Metal Time: Media Archaeology in the Deep Nineteenth Century.” Becoming Media: Objects. Los Angeles, CA. October 27-28, 2017.

“Litotian Objects” (with Kristen Schuster). Institutions as Networks. London, UK. July 13-14, 2017.

“Artifactuality: Artifacts, Affordances, and Fictions.” Rethinking the Rise of Fictionality. Los Angeles, CA. February 3-4, 2017.

“The Art and Science of Eighteenth-Century Paper Crafts.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Atlanta, GA. November 3-6, 2016.

“Baroque Arsenals: The Tower of London and the Eighteenth-Century Imagination.” Accords: Ten Years of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. October 30-31, 2016. Dayton, OH.

“Bugs in the Machine: Romantic Entomology and a Curious History of Posthumanism’s Forms.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. November 12-15, 2015. Houston, TX.

“Grave Robbing: History as Stolen Property.” Northeastern Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. October 8-10, 2015. Hartford, CT.

Co-Chair (with Brad Pasanek). The Short Eighteenth Century. American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies . March 18-22, 2015. Los Angeles, CA.

“Like a Fly on the Wall; Or, a Natural History of the Rise of the Novel.” Johnson Society of the Central Region. March 5-7, 2015. Tempe, AZ.

“Deep Time of the Nineteenth Century: A Literary Archaeology of Media and Objects.” MLA. January 8-12, 2015. Vancouver, BC.

“Ten Thousand Gimcracks: Don Saltero’s and the Political History of Materialism.” Mediating History’s Materialities Workshop. July 24-27, 2014. Freiburg, Germany.

Co-Chair (with Ruth Mack). Antiquarianism and Theory. American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. March 20-23, 2014. Williamsburg, VA.

“Romantic Fictions and Dull Truths: Machines of War in the Long Eighteenth Century.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. March 20-23, 2014. Williamsburg, VA.

Courses Taught

Languages: French and Italian (reading knowledge)

Recent Professional Service

Department:
Organizer, Pop-Up Colloquium Series (2013-present)
Faculty Advisor, Sigma Tau Delta (2017-present)
Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee (2015-present)
Co-Organizer, English Department Open House (2017)
Assisted in Assessment of Literature Programs (2017)
Prepared Study of Scheduling History of Literature Courses (2017)
Chair, Colloquium Committee (2015-2017)
Chair, Development Committee (2015-2017)
Member, Graduate Studies Committee (2011-2013, 2015-2016)
Member, Literature Programs Committee (2012-2017)
Member, Chair’s Advisory Committee (2012-2013)
Member, Library Committee (2011-2012)

College & University:
Member, Wright State Faculty Senate (2016-2018)
Member, Wright State Faculty Senate IT Committee (2017-2018)
Co-Chair with Steve Berberich, Library Task Force Committee (2015-2017)
Organizer: Lectures Series on Climate Change and the Humanities (2016)
COLA Faculty Senate (2012-2014)
Organizer, Pride and Prejudice: The Bicentennial (2013)

Profession:
MLA Executive Committee for Late 18th-Century British Literature (term: 2018-2023)
Peer-Reviewer for PMLA, Review of English Studies, Modern Philology, The Explicator, European Romantic Review, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, and Eighteenth-Century Novel

Media Appearances

That Shakespeare Life Podcast. (forthcoming Fall 2019)

“‘Pride and Prejudice’ Event Heads to Wright State.” September 30, 2013. The New York Times, Washington Post, and other national media outlets.

Interview, ArtsFocus. Dayton Public Radio 88.1. Air dates: September 24-29, 2013.

Professional Affiliations

Modern Language Association (MLA)
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR)

References: Available upon request