about

I am an associate professor in the Department of English Literature at Swarthmore College. I work on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature and print culture, the history of the novel, twentieth-century Anglo-American literary criticism, and contemporary North American literature. Right now I am especially interested in the history and theory of literary research (especially practices of knowledge organization like indexing, excerpting, and note-taking), pasts and and presents of collaborative work, and the intersection of literary-critical inquiry and information science. With Laura Heffernan, I am at work on a project that retells the history of English literary study from the perspective of the classroom.

Here is my cv. My ORCID ID is 0000-0003-1517-0195. You can find some of my published work on my bepress SelectedWorks page. Sometimes I am on Twitter. Inadequately-tagged links pile up on my Pinboard.

I co-organize p19, a Philadelphia-area seminar in nineteenth-century literature and culture. Learn about us here.