Marie is an independent scholar. By day, she works as a freelance translator. By night, she researches 19th-century popular culture with added digital spice.
She created Price One Penny
, an online bibliographic database of penny bloods, before leaving the PhD program at Cambridge. It includes an electronic edition of the French novel Les Mystères de l’Inquisition
(1844-45) and two competing English translations presented side-by-side. Before specializing in book history and digital humanities, her research spanned 17th- and 18th-century criminal biographies, Frankenstein
, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
, The Picture of Dorian Gray
, their classic Hollywood adaptations, reality-TV show America’s Next Top Model
, its contestants’ subsequent blogs, and a song adaptation of Gus Van Sant’s movie Elephant