BiographyI received my Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2008, with a dissertation called *Romanticism and the Cult of Celebrity: Afterlives in Postmodern Film and Fiction*. I spent a number of years in various contingent positions: as a Visiting Instructor at the University of South Florida (2008-9), as a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology (2009-11), and as a Andrew Mellon Fellow at the Robert W. Woodruff Library at Emory University (2011-12).
I am the author of *Steampunk and Nineteenth-Century Digital Humanities: Literary Retrofuturisms, Media Archaeologies, Alternate Histories* (2017) as well as the author (with Jason Whittaker) of *William Blake and the Digital Humanities: Collaboration, Participation, and Social Media*. In addition, I've published articles on Blake, steampunk, pedagogy, and the digital humanities in journals like *Essays in Romanticism*, *Romantic Circles*, *BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and the Nineteenth Century*, *Digital Humanities Quarterly*, *Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge*, and *The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy.*
I live with two cats named Nemo (after the Disney cartoon, the Winsor McCay comic strip, and the Nautilus), and Buddha (after the religious leader but also one of my former cats). I love to read comic books, play video games, and have a longstanding desire for an arm tattoo of the full plate of William Blake's "London."
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Digital Humanities, Media Studies
Books, cats, video games, comics, music, pumpkin-stuff.
Steampunk, Labor, and the Humanities
Published: Dec 24, 2015
Roger Whitson at Drury University, 24 September 2015