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, FrankensteinStrange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr HydeThe 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.

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