Area of Interest: Romanticism and Women's Writing, Book History, 18th Century Literature, 19th Century Literature, and Digital Humanities
Dissertation Title: "Readers in the Margins: Texts, Paratexts, and Audiences in Romantic-era Fiction"
- “The Texture of Sympathy: Narrating Sympathetic Failure in Frances Burney’s Camilla and The Wanderer” in European Romantic Review 28.6 (Dec. 2017). (Winner of the 2017 European Romantic Review Best Article Prize.)
- “Mary Robinson’s Textual Bodies: Materiality, Celebrity, and the Codex Book,” at NASSR Annual Meeting, “Romantic Life” (9–13 August 2017), in Ottawa, ON.
- “Marketing a Middle Ground: Longman’s and the Romantic-Era Novel,” at SHARP (9–12 June 2017), in Victoria, BC.
- “I’ve Got Some White Space, Baby (Don’t Write Your Name): Title Pages, Marketing, and the Romantic-Era Novel.” Presented at “States of the Book,” CSECS Annual General Meeting, Simon Fraser University (14-17 October 2015).
- “Dorothy Wordsworth’s Decomposing Compositions,” at Women in Book History Symposium, Vancouver, BC (August 15–17, 2018)
- Recovering Eighteenth-Century Women in the Book Trades with The Women’s Print History Project, 1750–1836” (with Kate Moffatt), at Women in Print, University of Birmingham (September 13–14, 2018)
My SSHRC-funded dissertation unites print culture methodologies with narratological readings to argue that the narrative innovations in early nineteenth-century fiction rely on the interplay between text and paratext and that, in their experiments with material, commercial, and narrative forms, authors and their publishers anticipate savvy readers capable of performing complex interpretive work. I am also the lead editor and project manager of the Women’s Print History Project, 1750–1836, a database that accounts for women’s involvement in print through bibliographical remediation, and a Digital Fellow at DHIL.