The humanities in higher education and the public sphere, higher ed policy, the humanities PhD, alt-ac, contingent labor in higher ed. Oh, and Victorian literature.
I currently serve as Assistant Director of the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington, where I am also Associate Program Director for Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics, a four-year initiative supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Scholarship: History of the Book, Eighteenth-Century British Literature, Samuel Johnson, Jane Austen, Samuel Richardson Professional: Graduate education, Future of the PhD, Interdisciplinary research and education in the humanities
Victorian lit PhD, interested in how we manage and process information–in our scholarship and pedagogy, in history and today and tomorrow. Also invested in making an academy that works better. Talk to me about alt-ac issues and humanities career training, digital scholarship, and blended learning.
I am currently a postdoctoral lecturer at Princeton University. I also co-chair the Novel Theory Seminar at the Mahindra Humanities Center and am a member of the Doing Science Through Literature (DSL) team at Yale University. This year I am also a recipient of a Princeton University Committee on Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences Grant. While completing my PhD, I was appointed Visiting Instructor of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature in the English Department at Connecticut College. I received my PhD from the Department of English at Brown University in 2014. My scholarship and teaching has been generously supported by the Huntington Library, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the English Institute, the Elson Family Arts Fund, the Harvard University Provostial Fund, and other fellowship-granting institutions.
PhD Candidate and Tutor in English at Flinders University, South Australia. My doctorate research explores the trope of the daimon in William Blake’s work of illuminated print, Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion, and critiques this as an allegory for new humanistic approaches to reading literature. My research interests include Romanticism; eighteenth-century English and German literature, art, and philosophy; new literary humanism and contemporary literary criticism; the current-day relevance of Romanticism and the Enlightenment; (post)humanism; and the links between cognitive science and literature.
Cody Mejeur is a PhD candidate in English at Michigan State University specializing in new media, narrative, queer studies, cognitive humanities, and digital humanities. Their work uses video games to theorize narrative as a living, emergent, and playful process that contributes to how we understand ourselves and our realities. They have published on methods for using games in pedagogy, gender and queerness in games, and the narrative construction of reality. They currently work with the LGBTQ Video Game Archive on preserving and visualizing LGBTQ representation in video games. They are a graduate lab lead in MSU’s Digital Humanities and Literary Cognition Lab and adjunct faculty at Ivy Tech Community College.
Modern Chinese literature, environmental humanities
Areas of special interest: Francophone Canadian literature, Francophone Antillean literature, French literature, ecocriticism, humanities, history, intersections between cultures and languages, creative writing. PhD, Modern French Studies. Coureurs de bois and voyageurs, 17th–19th century Canadian backwoodsmen known for their independence of spirit and connections with Amerindians and the wilderness. Canadian Métis culture.