I’ve been a professor for my entire adult life, in this profession for nearly three 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 Restoration and 18thC literature, especially women writers, digital humanities, open access, book history.
I’ve recently completed the book Quantitative Literary Analysis of the Works of Aphra Behn, scheduled for publication by Anthem Press in February 2023. https://anthempress.com/quantitative-literary-analysis-of-aphra-behn-s-works-hb
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
, from University of Delaware Press. I am also editor of ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 https://digitalcommons.usf.edu/abo/