My research interests include digital humanities, open source design, new media theory & practice, user exeperience design and medieval rhetoric. (And yes, there is a logical connection between technology and medieval rhetoric!) I am also the associate editor for the journal Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Before returning to graduate school I worked in the information technology sector as a project manager, interaction designer, systems designer, Y2K integration manager, web designer/architect, and technical communicator.
I’m a graduate student, Ph.D., in the Department of English at Texas A&M University. I am also a fellow for the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture. My current research is investigating the sociability of dramatic closet dramas and philosophical treatises of early English Restoration women writers. By mapping the associations of integral networks of personal and intellectual nodes within private works of early women writers, especially Margaret Cavendish (1623-1673), I am trying to challenge the notion that sociable texts required sociable readerships.
Scholarly communication, publishing, libraries, archives, humanities (digital and non), fiction/literature.
Digital Academic Publishing
Destroying the distinction between fiction and nonfiction
Helping build, define, publish and promote post-monograph, digitally mediated scholarly argument
digital publishing, late Victorian literature
Book digitization, intellectual property, information policy
18th century German and comparative literary studies, digital and media studies, literature and film, intercultural studies
film, composition and rhetoric, new media, cultural studies, popular culture, digital studies, pedagogy
Higher Education Literature, value of liberal arts and study of humanities in the facing of institutional pressures to justify, American poetry, politics and poetry.