My scholarly research considers how digital processes impact the composition and distribution of writing. On the composition side, I investigate ways to enrich undergraduate writing curricula with digital assignments and experiential learning strategies. On the distribution side, I examine how algorithmic ranking procedures and information retrieval processes have impacted scholarly research practices and notions of literary value. I also regularly write for public audiences.
Haunted By Waters: The Future of Memory and the Red River Flood of 1997. Edited by David Haeselin, The Digital Press @ the University of North Dakota, 2017.
“Teaching as Troubleshooting: What I Learned About Digital Pedagogy Behind the Wheel of a Beet Truck.” Hybrid Pedagogy. 2 March 2016.
“Welcome to the Indexed World: Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge and The Things Search Engines Will Not Find.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction. 10 February 2017.
“Beyond the Borders of the Page: Mapping the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. 11 June 2018.
“The Fastest Hunk of Junk in the Galaxy: Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Archetypal Reboot.” Extrapolation. (Under Review: Revise and Resubmit)
“Digging In.” Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies. (Under Review)
Reviews and Encyclopedia Entries
Media and Book History
“The Concordance.” ArchBook: Architectures of the Book. 1 February 2017.
“Dead Trees, or Dead Formats?” electronic book review. 4 November 2010.
Essays in an Edited Collection.
“Bookish.” Codex by Micah Bloom, The Digital Press @ the University of North Dakota, 2017.
“Lost & Found: On Seth Kantner.” Tin House Online. 22 March 2018.
“Give us Today.” The Los Angeles Review of Books. 29 December 2016.
“No Excuses: An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen.” Post45. 11 April 2017.
“Earth First, Then Mars: An Interview with Kim Stanley Robinson.” Public Books. 15 June 2016.