Words and Things
All Flat Maps: an inquiry into the ways maps change our minds.
Papers, presentations, and podcasts
“Mapping minds: Navigating interfaces with the Theatrum orbis terrarum on the Folger digital image repository.” The Shakespeare Association of America 2018 annual meeting; seminar: Media, Cognition, Interface. Los Angeles, CA. March 31, 2018 (forthcoming).
“Writing Outside of the Academic Rubric with Gabrielle and Kim Linnell.” Guest on the Brave Writer podcast (S3E4) hosted by Julie Bogart. October 9, 2017.
“Track Changes: Succeeding in Digital Careers Because of the Humanities.” Co-panelist with Sara Simon. Wellesley College. October 4, 2017.
“Creating serendipity in the digital archive: Experiments with a world-class Shakespeare collection.” Co-presented with Stacey Redick. Literary Archives in the Digital Age. Trinity College Dublin. July 7, 2017.
“What we talk about when we talk about responsive design: Paradise Lost, the ‘Pathetic Fallacy,’ and the Quest for Sympathetic Environments.” Progress: University of Oxford English Faculty Graduate Conference. June 3, 2016.
“The mazed minds of Anne Bradstreet: Metaphor, cognition, and the material garden in Bradstreet’s poetry.” American Stuff. Faculty of English, University of Cambridge. May 14, 2016.
“Losing the landscape: Redefining the bounds of nature in Paradise Lost IX.” Discipline and Excess: Graduate & Early Career Conference. Faculty of English, University of Cambridge. April 15, 2016.
“Among the ‘wand’ring Islands’: Guyon’s voyage and Cosmography in Spenser’s Faerie Queene.” International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo. Undergraduates’ Panel. May 2012.
A sample of less academic writing
The Chronicle of Higher Education, “Let’s Go Monk! The 21st-Century Monastery, Reinvented.” Essay contest finalist.
For The Huffington Post: “Dear Future Self, Listen Up: 5 Lessons for Success”;“Activist Wendy Paulson on Global Leadership“; “Searching for Donne“; “Good Criticism: The Art of Giving a Guided Tour of the Artistic House“; “Politics and the Infotainment Problem.“; “The People Who Can’t Even Vote“; “Women Who Will: Valerie Jarrett Announced as Wellesley College’s Commencement Speaker“; “The 31% Difference: Why We Need More Women (And More Effective Policymaking) in Congress.”