Hillegass University Professor of American Literature, Co-Director of the Walt Whitman Archive and Co-Director of the Center for Digital Research in Humanities's Profile Image
Hillegass University Professor of American Literature, Co-Director of the Walt Whitman Archive and Co-Director of the Center for Digital Research in Humanities

Education

B.A., Whitman College

M.A., University of Chicago

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Areas of Specialty

19th- and early 20th- 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 Projects

Electronic Projects

The Walt Whitman Archive (co-edited with Ed Folsom)

Civil War Washington

The Charles Chesnutt Digital Archive, co-edited with Stephanie Browner and Matt Cohen

Books and Selected Articles

Whitman in Washington: Becoming the National Poet in the Federal City (under contract, Oxford University Press).

“The Need for Hybridity in the Editing of Charles Chesnutt,” co-authored with Stephanie Browner, a special issue on digital scholarly editing in Digital Scholar (2019), forthcoming.

“Bohemian Bureaucrat: Making Sense of Walt Whitman's Scribal Documents,” Textual Cultures (2019), forthcoming.

“‘Written by Walt Whitman, a friend’: Three Letters from Soldiers,” co-authored with Jacqueline M. Budell, Prologue 48 (2016), 36-45.

“Social Scholarly Editing,” in A New Companion to Digital Humanities, ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth (Blackwell Publishing, 2016), 137-49.

"The Letters in the Litter: Messy Boundaries and Other Conundrums in Editing Walt Whitman’s Correspondence," co-authored with Nicole Gray, in Scholarly Editing 37 (2016), 1-35.

The Walt Whitman Archive and the Prospects for Social Editing," Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 31.4 (2016), 866-74.

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.