electronic literature digital media interactive art
I spent the first half of my life in the U.K. and the second half in Canada. My undergraduate degree is from Oxford, and my doctoral degree from the University of Ottawa. Since 1996 I’ve taught at Redeemer University College, a small liberal arts college in S.W. Ontario. My two books consider interactions between postmodern literature and Christian faith, partly because these seem so unlikely. I regularly review Canadian poetry, and love walking and classical music, sometimes together.
I’ve been a professor for my entire adult life, in this profession for over two and a half decades. While I feel like a veteran scholar, I also feel as though we are all on the verge of a new world, where old rules don’t apply. Working as an academic at this historical moment is like being an 18th-century scholar in that we have one foot in the past and one in the present, leading toward the future. My academic interests remain in 18thC literature, especially women writers, digital humanities, open access, environmental literature, pedagogy. With Jessica Cook, I have edited a wonderful new collection of essays by a slate of exceptional scholars called The Circuit of Apollo: Eighteenth-century Women’s Tributes to Women, forthcoming from University of Delaware Press. I am also editor of ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/abo/
My research focuses on modern and contemporary Latin American literature, descriptive bibliography, book history, and questions of access and maintenance surrounding both digital and print cultures.
Melanie Walsh is a Postdoctoral Associate in Information Science at Cornell University, where she is designing and teaching an Introduction to Cultural Analytics course for humanities students with no previous programming background.
Digital media poetics, twentieth and twenty-first century American literature, critical security studies, digital game design, transnational American Studies, diaspora, graphic narratives
Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Pomona College, I teach in the areas of late nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century French literature, art and culture.
British Romanticism, digital humanities, interactive technology and pedagogy
Temporality of language; on-line structuration of language; interactional linguistics; emergent grammar