Hillegass University Professor of American literature

Degrees and institutions granting the degree

  • Whitman College, BA
  • University of Chicago, MA
  • University of Chicago, PhD

Professional areas of specialty

Nineteenth- and early Twentieth-Century American literature, Walt Whitman, American Periodicals, Textual Scholarship, Digital Humanities.

Courses regularly taught

Walt Whitman, American Poetry,  Literary Texts in a Digital Age.

Selected publications and/or projects

  • Electronic Projects
  • Books and Selected Articles
    • Literary Studies in the Digital Age: An Evolving Anthology, ed. with Ray Siemens (Modern Language Association, 2013).
    • Leaves of Grass: The Sesquicentennial Essays, ed. with Susan Belasco and Ed Folsom (University of Nebraska Press, 2007)
    • Re-Scripting Walt Whitman: An Introduction to His Life and Work (with Ed Folsom (Blackwell Publishing, 2005)
    • To Walt Whitman, America (University of North Carolina Press, 2004)
    • Critical Essays on James Weldon Johnson, ed. with Lawrence J. Oliver (G. K. Hall, 1997).
    • Walt Whitman: The Contemporary Reviews (Cambridge University Press, 1996).
    • Periodical Literature in Nineteenth-Century America, ed. with Susan Belasco Smith (University Press of Virginia, 1995).
    • Critical Essays on George Santayana, ed. with Robert C. Leitz, III (G.K. Hall, 1991).
    • Whitman and Tradition: The Poet in His Century (Yale University Press, 1990).
    • Dear Brother Walt: The Letters of Thomas Jefferson Whitman, ed. with Dennis Berthold (The Kent State University Press, 1984).
    • "Edition, Project, Database, Archive, Thematic Research Collection: What's in a Name?" forthcoming in Digital Humanities Quarterly, 2009.
    • "Electronic Scholarly Editions" in the Blackwell Companion to Digital Literary Study, ed. Susan Schreibman and Ray Siemens (Blackwell Publishing, 2007), pp. 434-50.
    • "Sixty-Eight Previously Uncollected Reviews of Walt Whitman," co-authored with Brett Barney, Amanda Gailey, Ted Genoways, Charles Green, Heather Morton, and Yelizaveta Renfro, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, 25 (Summer/Fall 2007), 1-76.
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