Guest lecturing @ SJSU, #bigger6 graduate seminar, with activities

Last evening, I had the pleasure of guest lecturing in Prof. Katherine D. Harris’s graduate seminar, “#Bigger6: Decolonizing British Romantic Literature (1775-1835) through Print Culture” (ENGL 232), from 7-8:30pm. My presentation had two parts. First, I gave a 45-minute lecture on the Stainforth library and its potential as #bigger6 activism, or the broadening of the scope of Romanticism beyond the study of the same 6-ish white male writers (John Keats, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, George Gordon Byron, Percy Shelley, William Blake, plus Sir Walter Scott, etc.). After this, I led a 30-minute exploration of DH project planning and management….

Frankenstein @ 200 Collaboration

Throughout 2018, I will be collaborating with professors Katherine D. Harris (SJSU) and Omar Miranda (USF) to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s publication of Frankenstein (1818). Visit our website to see a list of related events in the Bay Area as well as other resources relating to studying Frankenstein. https://frankenstein200yrs.wordpress.com/ Tweet us or follow us on Twitter: @Frank200yrs Upcoming highlights: 2/28/18, “Frankenstein at the Ballet” lecture by Professor Ellen Peel (SJSU) 5/1/18, “Deep Humanities” 1-day symposium and student poster session, led by Dr. Revathi Krishnaswamy (SJSU) Fall 2018 collaborative rare book exhibits at SCU, SJSU, and USF, with linked electronic captions…

Vignette: Emma Roberts, Oriental Scenes (Calcutta, 1830)

Restore me to my rights; Cast off they paramour; I am not now The pliant girl, whose easy, yielding heart You moulded to your will. The slave of man, Too long consigned to tyranny and wrong, I know the value of the power I hold; And, taught a better lesson, will return The evil I have suffered. Give me way; I will proclaim my sorrows to the world, And force thee to an act of justice. – Rosmunda in Emma Roberts’ Oriental Scenes (1830) Far and away, my favorite moment in Emma Roberts’ Oriental Scenes: Dramatic Sketches and Tales, with Other…

“Romantic Women Writers and The Stainforth Library: ‘Making Women Writers Count'” (NASSR 2016)

[I delivered this talk on the “Panelists, Collectors, Archivists” panel on Thursday, August 11, 2016, at NASSR. Thanks to my co-panelists Lauren Gillingham, Thomas McLean, and Marc Mazur, to our moderator Eric Gidal, and to those who made Q&A a useful and energetic discussion to kick off the conference. I hope you will respond with questions or comments.] Francis John Stainforth (1797 – 1866) was a British Anglican priest, a bibliophile, and a collector’s collector of shells, stamps, and most of all, books. He owned what we have so far found to be the largest private library of Anglophone women’s…

“Whither Are We Bound: Romanticism in the Digital Age,” 2016 Whalley Lecture (Queen’s U)

[I delivered the Annual Whalley Lecture on March 11, 2016, at Queen’s University. All the links I mentioned in my talk can be found here in order of mention. Once more, I would like to thank Shelley King, Brooke Cameron, John Pierce, and the entire Queen’s English Department for this opportunity and a wonderful visit.] You may recognize the first part of my title since the Open Syllabus Project tells us that Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein appears on more syllabi than any other work of English literature. For those who may not recall Frankenstein, it begins with Captain Walton’s sea voyage…

Delivering the Annual Whalley Lecture, 3/11/16, Queen’s University

Next Friday, March 11, I will be at Queen’s University to deliver the Annual Whalley Lecture: “Whither Are We Bound: Romanticism in the Digital Age.” My talk will explore literary experimentation in the Romantic era as well as in Romantic digital humanities projects. I am really looking forward to this event! (poster credit: Brooke Cameron)