Curriculum Vitae

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Curriculum Vitae

Updated: Summer 2021

2015-2022University of Southern California; Los Angeles, CA; PhD, English Literature; Visual Studies Graduate Certificate (awarded 2018); Digital Media & Culture Graduate Certificate (awarded 2020).  

Dissertation: “The Punch Card Imagination: Authorship and Early Machine Programming”; Committee: Drs. Alice Gambrell (chair), Emily Anderson, Devin Griffiths, Margaret Russett, and Tara McPherson.  

Fields: Digital Authorship (Theory & New Media, Alice Gambrell); Closet Drama (18C Literary Form and Performance, Emily Anderson); Technological Frontier (20C Science Fiction & the American West, William Handley).  
2012-2014California State University, Long Beach; Long Beach, CA; MFA, Fiction.  
2002-2006University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; BA, English Literature.    
2021-2022Mellon-Council for European Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowship
USC Endowed PhD Fellowship (declined)  
2019-2021Andrew W. Mellon Humanities in a Digital World Ph.D. Fellowship  
2019-2020Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship in the Humanities
 Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine Fellowship
 Hagley Library Exploratory Research Grant
USC Visual Studies Graduate Certificate Summer Research Grant
USC Ralph and Jean Hovel Memorial Summer Travel Award
2018-2019USC Visual Studies Graduate Certificate Summer Research Grant
 USC Graduate School Summer Research Grant  
2015-2020USC Dornsife/Graduate School Fellowship
202?“Reading Note G: Ada Lovelace and the Secretarial Labor of Codework.” Issue: “Critical Code Studies.” Digital Humanities Quarterly (under review).  
2021“Nora Charles Goes to Rehab: Remaking Myrna Loy in The Best Years of Our Lives.” Celebrity Studies (forthcoming online Summer 2021, in print 2023).  
202?“The Swiftian Loom: Gulliver’s Travels, Automation, and the Reckoning Author.” British Literature and the History of Technology, 1600-1830, edited by Kristin Girten and Aaron R. Hanlon (Bucknell University Press—Aperçus Series). In revision.  
2017“Bird Droppings: Necropastoral Futurity in Hitchcock’s The Birds.” Issue: “Filth.” Keep It Dirty vol. a., Punctum Books. Link.  
2016“The Big Guy with the Remote Control: Person of Interest and TV Preemption Fantasies.” Issue: “Panopticon.” The Lincoln Humanities Journal vol. 4, pgs. 47-58.
2016“Starburst Galaxy,” The Offing. Link.  
2015Interviews for Los Angeles Review of Books: “Filmgoer Theory: An Interview with Eddie Muller on the Nowness of Noir”; “The Burden and the Beauty of Loneliness: An Interview with Leslie Parry.” Link.  
2014“Death of a Cubs Fan,” Cobalt Review (Baseball Issue), July; First Prize, for Fiction, Winning Writers’s “Sports Fiction & Essay Contest 2014” (as Zach Mankofsky).
2022  “Single-Press Literature: Walter Scott, Machine Optimization, and the Production of Authenticity,” Romantic Epistemologies, MLA, Washington, D.C., January 2022  
2021  “Woven Instead of Printed: The Jacquard Loom and Modes of Literary Production,” PAMLA, Las Vegas, NV, November 2021  
2019“A Literary History of Punch Card Systems,” Consortium for History of Science, Technology & Medicine (CHSTM), Philadelphia, PA, October 2019  
 “Closet Code: Reconsidering the Theater Metaphor for Digital Interfaces,” Electronic Literature Organization (ELO), Cork, Ireland, July 2019  
2018“An Octopus of Data: Cyberspace and the Golden Spike,” American Literature Association (ALA) & Frank Norris Society, San Francisco, CA, May 2018  
2017“Going, Going, Native: U.S. Empire, American Indians, and 19th-Century Baseball History,” Western Literature Association (WLA), Minneapolis, MN, October 2017  
 “The Big Guy with the Remote Control: Person of Interest and Television Preemption Fantasies,” Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA), Riverside, CA, June 2017  
 “‘Words Are Things’: Closet Drama, Textual Authority, and New Media,” for UCSB Symposium on “Global Flows and Performance,” Santa Barbara, CA, May 2017  
2014“River as Chronotope in Eliot’s The Waste Land,” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Harrisburg, PA, April 2014; “Best Abstract Award”    
2020O’ Pioneers: Reconsidering Computer History through the Legacy of the American West (Digital Humanities x American Studies), USC
2020L.A. Stories—Literature & Film of Los Angeles (Interdisciplinary Studies x American Studies), CSU Dominguez Hills
2019Writing Seminar II (Composition: “Locker Room Talk: Sports, Gender, and Sexuality”), Thematic Option, USC  
2018Writing Seminar I (Composition), Thematic Option, USC  
2017Writing & Critical Reasoning – Thematic Approaches (Composition: “Globalization: Current Issues & Cross-Cultural Perspectives”), USC  
2013Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction, CSU Long Beach    
2021Grader, Seminar in Humanistic Inquiry: Shakespeare & His Times (English), Rebecca Lemon, USC
2021Grader, Anglo-American Law and Literature: Conceptions of Tyranny (English), Rebecca Lemon, USC
2020Grader, Culture and Values: On Recognition (Thematic Option: Survey Course on Literature), Emily Anderson, USC  
2018Teaching Assistant, Shakespeare & His Times, Rebecca Lemon, USC  
2017Teaching Assistant, Los Angeles: City, Novel, Movie, Thomas Gustafson, USC  
2019-2021Co-convener, History of Technology Working Group, Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM); Philadelphia, PA (Remote)  
2021Co-organizer, Anti-Racist Critical Code Studies Reading Group, Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab (January – February); Remote, via Discord.  
2021Correspondent, “Punch Card Imagination,” for the Hagley Library Research Blog. Link.
2021Interviewee, “Hagley History Hangout,” Center for the History of Business, Technology, & Society, Hagley Library. Link.
2018 & 2020Co-organizer, Critical Codes Studies Working Group (three-week online event), Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab, USC
2019Participant, “Destination Wedding 2070,” Meanwhile… Netprov (featured at the 2020 conference for the Electronic Literature Organization, Orlando, FL)
2020Panelist, “Finding Funding,” a panel event for PhD Academy, USC
2016-2019Officer, Association of English Graduate Students (AEGS), USC
2015-2017Contributing Editor, Gold Line Press, USC
2013-2014Editor-in-Chief, Riprap Journal, California State University, Long Beach
2014-2016Managing Editor, The Offing Magazine. Link.
2014-2016Noir & Mystery Editor, Los Angeles Review of Books. Link.
2018-2020Participant, Humanities in a Digital World Summer Boot Camps; USC, Los Angeles, CA; Digital Rhetoric (Image and Video Remixing), Geographic Information Systems, Scalar publishing platform; software: Adobe Creative Suite, Camtasia 2.0, ArcGIS
2017Participant, Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI); “Introduction to Electronic Literature in DH: Research and Practice,” June 5-9, 2017; Victoria, B.C., Canada
USC Campus Affiliations: Visual Studies Research Institute (VSRI); Digital Humanities Program; Creative Code Collective; Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab; E-Lit Reading Group; Early-20th Century American Literature Reading Group; Association of English Graduate Students (AEGS).
Other Affiliations: Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS); Western Literature Association (WLA); American Literature Association (ALA); Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM); Science Fiction Research Assocition (SFRA); Electronic Literature Organization (ELO); Society for the History of Technology (SHOT).
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