British literature of the long eighteenth century; book history and print culture; archival studies; digital humanities; epistolarity.
I am the Librarian for Digital Collections and Scholarship at UCLA’s Digital Library Program interested in digital libraries; digital and analog approaches to bibliography, book history, and archival studies; digital scholarly editing; and translation.
Laura E. Helton is Assistant Professor of Print and Material Culture in the Departments of English and History at the University of Delaware. Her work on African American print culture, archival studies, and public humanities has appeared in PMLA, Social Text, and Southern Quarterly. Her current book project, “Collecting and Collectivity: Black Archival Publics, 1910-1950,” examines the emergence of African American archives and libraries to show how historical recuperation shaped forms of racial imagination in the early twentieth century.
Margaret Galvan is Assistant Professor of visual rhetoric in the Department of English at the University of Florida. She is currently at work on a book, In Visible Archives of the 1980s: Feminist Politics and Queer Platforms, under contract with the Manifold Scholarship series of the University of Minnesota Press, which traces a genealogy of queer theory in 1980s feminism through representations of sexuality in visual culture. Her published work, which analyzes visual media culture through intersectional archival approaches, can be found in journals like WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, Archive Journal, and Australian Feminist Studies and in collections like The Ages of The X-Men (2014) and Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives (2016).
Editor, LEGACY: A JOURNAL OF AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS
Faculty director, Maine Women Writers CollectionLiterature and health
The US West
Literary recovery and archival praxis
• South African literature, cultural studies, and contemporary art
• postcolonial print and text studies, book history, literature and globalization
• queer studies
• contemporary world literatures in English
• literature and the archive
• literature and photography
Currently located in Calgary, Canada, Colin Martin studies micropress publishing and circulation. Current projects include the rebuilding of his doctoral study of Canadian small press and micropress poetry publishing, a digital archive project proposed for a SSHRC-funded postdoc, and editing a collection of essays on Calgary poetics.
I hold a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and I study theatrical and liturgical performance in early modern France. Research and teaching themes include theater and drama, age of Louis XIV, Catholic Counter-Reformation, devotional literature, life writing, court culture, material and visual culture, ritual and performance theory, archival research methods.
Dissertation in progress: “The Archival City: Cultural Responses to Urban Violence in Postwar Guatemala.” Central America; Creative Pedagogy; Cultural Studies; Ethnographic Approaches; Gender and Sexualities; Spaces of Memory; Neoliberalism and/as Culture; Postwar Guatemala; Public Intellectuals; Social Justice; Urban Violence
My scholarship is mostly in areas of textual studies, American literature, digital humanities, and associated disciplines. I’m preparing an edition of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin and editing Walt’s mother Louisa Van Velsor Whitman’s letters for the Walt Whitman Archive.