Abstract: Through a study of online hypertextual (non-static) archive projects (including my own hypertextual archive), the nineteenth century texts included in the archive and the women who published in these texts, I examine the de-centering of the subject in a digital structure, which is in essence, the future of the making of our history.
Abstract: This article definitively defines the literary annual and identifies its precursor forms
Abstract: An online addition to this collection; article discusses practicalities of teaching bibliography and digital studies in one course; includes course materials (peer reviewed)
Abstract: A preliminary history of literary annuals along with a discussion of their feminization.
Abstract: Numerous conference presentations and invited lectures on nineteenth century and Romantic-era writing.
Abstract: A full text edition of 24 volumes of the first nineteenth-century British literary annual
Abstract: Book review of Terence Hoagwood and Kathryn Ledbetter's interesting work on 19th century women authors
Abstract: In this dissertation, I argue for and re-present a genre's importance to nineteenth-century British literary studies. The genre, literary annuals (also identified as gift books), is generally criticized as a benign form of popular culture from the early nineteenth century. With its seasonal dissemination of popular poetry, prose and engravings, nineteenth-century critics accused the three-inch by five-inch moderately-priced and decoratively-bound annual of usurping the public's attention away from valid poetic genius as well as continuing the insipid distribution of fiction. With the premise that the book is a body and is part of the textual condition, much of this dissertation deals with the creation and evolution of the annual as a literary genre, popular phenomenon in print culture, powerful feminine form and cultural marker of early nineteenth-century England.
Abstract: For the New Information Order conference, I demonstrate this project and discuss the implications of moving from complicated research of obscure materials to online representations of the texts themselves and their bibliographic disintegration as physical objects.