Research

My research primarily focuses on the intersections of science, technology, and global modernism. My dissertation, “The Science of Sound: The Impact of Sound Recording on Vanguard Narrative Form,” is a comparative study of Irish and Latin American modernisms and the literary responses to the advent of recorded sound. I focus on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman, Leopoldo Lugones’s short stories “La fuerza omega” and “Yzur,” and Jaime Torres Bodet’s novel Proserpina rescatada.

My current research examines literary magazines circulating between 1900 and 1930 in English in the United States and England, and those in Spanish published in Latin America. I use translators and translated pieces as a proxy for transnational exchange to look at literary modernisms as a global phenomenon.

Presentations

Workshops:

Data-driven: the humanities get digital, Birmingham City University, England 2021

Introduction to DH, Tuskegee University, 2020

DH Pedagogy Workshop, Miami University, Ohio,  2019

Textual Data and Digital Texts in the Undergraduate Classroom, NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities, Mississippi State University, 2018.

“Macgyvering DH,” The Collective Library Conference, Tennessee, 2017

Conference Presentations:

Invited:

“Open Tools and Resources,” Open Humanities Graduate Student Workshop, Emory University, 2019

“From Documents to Data: Using Primary Sources in Digital Humanities,” LSU, 2017 

Plenary:

“Digital Humanities and its Publics,” NFAIS Digital Humanities Conference, 2016

Panel Presentations:

“Cross-Currents of Modernism.” Books, Publishing & Libraries Conference, Grenada, Spain. 2019

“Translation and Transnational Agents in Little Magazines.” Modernist Studies Association Conference. Columbus, Ohio. 2018

“GIS in the Undergraduate Classroom,” Spatial Humanities conference Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK. 2018

“Building Capacity through Pedagogy,” DH 2017 Montreal, Canada. 2017

“Southeastern Academic Community for the Digital Humanities.” HASTAC 2017. University of Central Florida. 2017

“Gendering Labor in Digital Humanities,” Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders and Sexualities, 2017

“We Mapped It so You Don’t Have To,” Tech Connect Presentation ACRL, 2017

“Translation and Transnational Agents in Little Magazines,” Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference, 2016, Bucknell University.

“Digital Humanities and its Publics,” Plenary Address, NFAIS Digital Humanities Roundtable, 2016, Emory University.

“Literature and Media Change: Historical Perspectives from Europe and the Americas,” Roundtable, Modern Language Association 2016.

“Sound and Body in Jaime Torres Bodet’s Proserpina rescatada.” – Modernist Studies Association Conference, Nov. 2015.

“Models of Student Engagement in DH” – Bucknell Digital Initiatives Conference, Nov. 2015.

“Doing Digital Humanities as a CLIR Fellow,” HASTAC 2015

“Satirizing the Security State: Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman and the Politics of Listening,” Modernist Studies Association Conference 2014

“Networks of Modernism” Panel Chair. Modernist Studies Association. Oct. 2014

“Sounds Like Modernism: Confluence and Division in the Field of Modernist Sound Studies” Seminar participant. Modernist Studies Association. Oct. 2014

Scholarly Editing and the Publication of Handcrafted Editions in the Age of Mass Digitization.” Round Table. Text Encoding Initiative Conference 2014

“Narrating Sound and Body in Jaime Torres Bodet’s ‘Parálisis’” – Listen Up! Conference 2013

“Reading Phonocentrism in the Education of Deaf Children” – MLA 2009

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