Kathryn E. Crowther

Kathryn Crowther is a Marion L. Brittain Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she teaches first-year composition and does work in the digital humanities. She is also the editor of the Brittain Fellows’ online magazine, TECHStyle. Her research interests include the Victorian novel, the neo-Victorian novel and Steampunk, digital pedagogy, and intersections of material culture and technology. Her article “Charlotte Brontë’s Textual Relics” was published in Brontë Studies last summer and she is currently working on a study of material culture in neo-Victorian fiction and Steampunk.

Brian Croxall (panel co-chair)

Brian Croxall is CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in the Robert W. Woodruff Library at Emory University. In this position, he is helping to establish the new, Mellon Foundation-sponsored Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC). Brian is a contributing author to the blog ProfHacker and to the #alt-academy project and his essays have appeared or will appear soon in American Imago, Writing & Pedagogy, and Neo-Victorian Studies.

Maureen Engel

Maureen Engel is the graduate co-ordinator for the MA program in Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta. Her principal research area is the spatial humanities, and the intricate relationships that inhere in and develop from the concepts of space, place, history, and narrative.  She is co- investigator of the Edmonton Pipelines project.

Paul Fyfe

Paul Fyfe is assistant professor of English and History of Text Technologies at Florida State University where he works on British Victorian literature, media history, and digital humanities. He also coordinates FSU’s Digital Scholars reading and projects group. His articles have appeared in Nineteenth-Century Literature, Victorian Periodicals Review, the Journal of Victorian Culture, and Digital Humanities Quarterly.

Kathi Inman Berens (panel Co-Chair)

Kathi Inman Berens, formerly Assoc. Prof. of Writing Instruction at the University of Southern California, now teaches social media at the U.S.C. Annenberg School for Communication, and at the Creative Media and Digital Culture Program at Washington State/Vancouver. At U.S.C., she’s piloting a hybrid class that meets 60% online and 40% face-to-face and works on “The Flipped Classroom,” which moves lectures to video and reserves synchronous classroom time for active learning activities. She’s curated the mobile and geolocative works of electronic literature for the MLA’s first-ever exhibit of Electronic Literature, here in Seattle Jan. 5-8.

Janelle A. Jenstad

Textual critic, editor, and geohumanities scholar Janelle Jenstad works on the literature and cultural documents of early modern London, with a special interest in merchants, goldsmiths, the livery companies, and civic pageantry.  As General Editor of The Map of Early Modern London, she maps these cultural documents onto a bird’s-eye map of 1560s London.  She also lectures regularly on Shakespeare in performance for audiences across Canada and writes about Canadian productions and adaptations of Shakespeare.

Charlotte Nunes

Charlotte Nunes is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation is titled “‘This Novel Social Fabric’: Transnational Anti-Imperialism and British Literary Modernity, 1913-1936.” Her publications include “In the Name of National Security: Torture and Imperialist Ideology in Sheridan’s In the Name of the Father and Jordan’s Breakfast on Pluto in the November 2009 issue of Human Rights Quarterly, and “‘Return to the Lonely Self’: Autonomy, Desire, and the Evolution of Female Identity in The Country Girls Trilogy” in the Autumn 2007 issue of the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies. She has taught in affiliation with the Digital Writing and Research Lab at UT.

Heather Zwicker

A postcolonialist by training, a feminist by conviction and an Edmontonian by accident, Heather Zwicker takes seriously the “think globally, act locally” adage. English 486, “Producing the City,” co-taught in Fall 2009 with Maureen Engel, takes the under-storied city of Edmonton as source text and problem. Zwicker is a co-investigator in the “Edmonton Pipelines” project, a collection of digital maps for dense urban narratives (, and she has worked with the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (CWRC), too. Co-founder of the “Hook and Eye” blog, she has published on gender, literature, university governance, cities, teaching and feminism (not all at once) and serves as the Vice-Dean of Arts at the University of Alberta.