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Associate Professor of English

Selected Publications


Six Septembers: Mathematics for the Humanist with Patrick Juola (Oxford University Press, 2017).

Reading Machines: Toward an Algorithmic Criticism (University of Illinois Press, 2011).

Recent Articles

“Reading Oneself'” (forthcoming) Further Reading. 21st Century Approaches to Literature series. Oxford: Oxford UP.

“Where Semantics Lies'' (forthcoming).  The Shape of Data in Digital Humanities. New York: Routledge.

“Can Videogames Be Humanities Scholarship?'” (with James Coltrain, forthcoming). Debates in the Digital Humanities. Ed. Matt Gold and Lauren Klein. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

“Programming with Humanists: Reflections on Raising an Army of Hacker-Scholars in the Digital Humanities,” Teaching Digital Humanities: Principles, Practices, and Politics. (digitalculturebooks series, University of Michigan Press, 2012).

“Developing Things: Notes Toward an Epistemology of Building in the Digital Humanities (with Geoffrey Rockwell),” Debates in the Digital Humanities (University of Minnesota Press, 2012).

“The Hermeneutics of Screwing Around,” PastPlay (University of British Columbia Press, 2012).

“Algorithmic Criticism,” Blackwell Companion to Digital Literary Studies (2007)

“In Praise of Pattern,” TEXT Technology 14.2 (2005)

“Toward an Algorithmic Criticism,” Literary and Linguistic Computing 18.2 (2003)


Ph.D. (2003), University of Virginia

M.A. (2000), University of Virginia

B.A. (1992), Rutgers University

Areas of Interest

Digital Humanities

Theory of new media

Theater History