data as representation, politics of scholarly editing, text encoding, open access journals, organic gardening, cheese-making, fiber arts
pedagogy, psychoanalysis, semantic webs, data mining, novels & tibetan terriers
My team oversees the project management of information technology initiatives, conducts business analysis, and coordinates quality assurance efforts. I also serve as the MLA staff co-liaison to the Committee on Information Technology.
My present research focuses on connections between the visual arts and Margaret Cavendish’s poetry, fiction, and drama. My sense of visual arts is derived from research into painting, prints, and drawings that were available for Cavendish to see when she lived in Antwerp during the 1650s and in England in the 1660s. She thought of herself as a woman who painted in words and sometimes commented on art as it was collected for and displayed in country houses. She and her husband wrote within (and against) traditions of the representation of art and country houses found in the writings of William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson.
19C-20C American literature and culture, poetry and poetics, American studies, membership politics (citizenship, nation, immigration), representations and self-representations