Dr. Kirstyn J. Leuner is Assistant Professor of English at Santa Clara University. She earned her Ph.D. in Romantic-era literature at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research interests include literature of the long 18th century, digital humanities (DH), women’s writing, media history, and romanticism. This is her research blog.
She has published essays on Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, Rodolphe Töpffer’s earliest comic strips, markup languages, and book history. She directs the Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing, a multi-institutional DH project that when complete will offer open access to an electronic version of Francis Stainforth’s library, which was the largest private library of women’s writing in the 19th century. She is also a board member of and webmistress for the British Women Writers Association and an advisory board member for Romantic Circles Pedagogies.
When not writing or teaching, she is probably rock climbing.