Specializations and Interests
Honors, Award, and Memberships
Scholarly Activities (includes grants, conference presentations, etc.)
Specializations and Interests
Textual studies and history of written culture, including digital humanities
Anglo-American literature, especially literature of the handpress period
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, especially the Turkish Embassy Letters
Ph.D., University of Chicago, English Language and Literature, 2011
M.A., University of Chicago, English Language and Literature, 1990
A.B., University of Michigan, with Honors in English Language in Literature, 1988
Modern Language Association
Association for Documentary Editing
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Shakespeare Association of America
Society for the History of Authorship, Publishing, and Reading
TeX Users Group
“Understanding the Linguistic Construction of Gender in Shakespeare via Text Mining.” Co-authors:
Sobhan Raj Hota, Shlomo Engelson Argamon. ACH July 2006 (http://digitalhumanities.org/dh2007/
“Gender in Shakespeare: Automatic Stylistics Gender Character Classification Using Syntactic, Lexical,
and Lemma Features.” Co-authors: Sobhan Raj Hota, Shlomo Engelson Argamon. DHCS 2006
“A Woman Triumphs: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s Travels of an English Lady,” in Travel
Knowledge: European Witnesses to Navigations, Traffiques, and Discoveries in the Early Modern
Period, ed. Ivo Kamps and Jyotsna Singh (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2001).
“In Hot Water: Dr. Culverwell and the Economies of Bathing,” The Nineteenth Century: Journal of the
Nineteenth Century Project, 1:1:1988.
Scholarly Activities (includes, grant, conference presentations, etc.)
“‘All the Men and Women’: Automated Text Mining and Gender Construction in Shakespeare.”
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb,
IL. February 29, 2008.
“Gender and Genre in Shakespeare.” Early Modern Colloquium, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
October 25, 2007.
“Deconstructing Machine Learning.” Digital Humanities and Computer Science Colloquium,
Northwestern University, Evanston IL. October 22, 2007.
“Understanding the Linguistic Construction of Gender in Shakespeare via Text Mining.” Sole presenter
on collaborative research with Sobhan Raj Hota and Shlomo Argamon, Illinois Institute of
Technology. Digital Humanities 2007, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. June 5, 2007.
“Gender in Shakespeare: Automatic Stylistics Gender Classification Using Syntactic, Lexical, and
Lemma features. Co-authors: Sobhan Hota, Shlomo Argamon. Digital Humanities and Computer
Science (DHCS 2006). November 2006.
“Codex, Consciousness, Culture, Contact: Travel Encounters Print.” Modern Language Association, San
Diego, CA. December 2003.
“‘This is the will & design of M. Wortley Montagu’: The Publication of the Turkish Embassy Letters.”
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, (ASECS), Notre Dame University, South Bend,
IN. April 1998.
“’Dangerous Adventures’: The Female Quixote and the Historicizing of Postmodernism.” Midwestern
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Milwaukee, WI. October 1994.
“A Day in the Life: Rewards and Sacrifices of a Career in Academe.” Summer Research Opportunity
Program Conference, Committee on Institutional Cooperation, Minneapolis, MN. July 1994.
“A Quarrel With Curiosity: Sex, Knowledge and Power in Sarah Scott’s Millennium Hall.” Aphra Behn
Society, Portland, MN. September 1993.
“Postmodern Problem-Solving in Margaret Cavendish’s The Blazing World.” Midwest American Society
for Eighteenth-Century Studies (MWASECS), Toledo, OH. October 1992.
“Gender, Domesticity and the Formation of the Classical Liberal Subject in the Tatler.” Aphra Behn
Society, New Orleans, LA. February 1992.
World Masterpieces I
Reason and Revolution
Victorian and Modern Literature
ledmac documentation editor (TeX Users Group)