Of Man Eaters and Bad Mothers

The chapter on which I’ve been working studies the anxieties that crystallize around representation and regulation of women in the 1880′s (or, conversely, the “crisis of masculinity” Annelise Maugue has …

Of Bummers and Bums

Last night, it was with disappointment (but not with surprise) that I learned that I will not be a Mellon postdoctoral fellow at Stanford next year. I did, however, receive …

Loco/Motion

After a hellish 24-hour journey home, I finally have the mental capacity to begin digesting this weekend’s Nineteenth Century Studies Association conference. Entitled “Loco/Motion” papers ranged from discussions of steam …

Google Ngrams and the Rastaquouère

One of the pieces on which I focus in my dissertation is Antonin Proust’s (no relation) “Paris et les Étrangers.” Proust was Minister of Fine Arts under Gambetta (1881–1882) and …

Disembodied Pedagogy

I’ve always been a very physical presence in the classroom. I’m always moving, miming, dancing out vocabulary or être verbs (anything to avoid the use of English!), imitating characters from …

À la recherche des origines perdues

I am really sorry to have missed THATCamp MLA, especially the sessions on Spatial Humanities and Teaching Digital Archives. That said, I’m noticing an emergent theme in the notes from …

Digital Utopias

I was particularly excited to receive an invitation from NYU’s wonderful Humanities Initiative this morning. The event, which takes place next Wednesday, will celebrate the website launch for the Open …

Undergradsourcing

I’ve just read Rebecca Frost Davis’ excellent post about crowdsourcing & undergraduate education. It (much more eloquently) gets at much I was trying to say below: that DH approaches can …

Waiting for THATCamp

Perusing the Journal of Digital Humanities as I wait for THATCampNY to begin at Fordham University, I’m struck by the possibilities opened up visualizations, graphs, maps, and trees: it is …