Emil Holms Kanal 6, 2300 København S, KUA1, Bygning: 24.3.41
Født 1981, New York
Assistant Professor, Department of English, German and Romance Languages, University of Copenhagen.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), A.S. Williams III Americana Collection, The University of Alabama.
Ph.D. English Language and Literature. University of Michigan. Dissertation: “The Culture of Ekphrasis in America’s Age of Print, 1830-1880." Committee: Kerry Larson (chair), Sara Blair, Julie Ellison, and Yopie Prins.
M.A. English Language and Literature. University of Michigan. Exam fields: 19C American Literature and Critical Theory; 20C American Literature and Critical Theory; Visual Culture.
B.A. Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Majors: English Language and Literature; Studio Art. Minor: French.
RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
American literature, 19C/20C, transnationalism, gender studies, visual and material culture, archival theory.
Fair Copy: Gender, Originality, and the Making of American Literature.
“‘Gaze On!’: Celebrity, Intimacy, and Originality in the Osgood-Poe Affair.” (under review, Poe Studies).
“Tuskegee’s Silent Histories: The Jennie C. Lee Papers and the Visual Archive.” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 35.1 (Forthcoming 2018).
“The Cenci Copies: Tragedy, Mimicry, and American Literary Nationalism.” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance. (Forthcoming 2018)
“‘To Bind in Admiration All Who Gaze’: Lydia Sigourney’s Sentimental Ekphrasis.” Amerikastudien/ American Studies 59.3 (2014): 321-335.
“‘Kéramos’ in Harper’s: The Contexts of Global Collection.” American Periodicals: A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography. 23.2 (2013): 142-155.
“‘Folded up in a Veil’: Sophia Hawthorne’s Familial Ekphrasis and the Antebellum Travelogue.” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 59.1(2013): 79-111.
“‘Paralyzed in Gold-’: Emily Dickinson’s Poetics of Photography.” The Emily Dickinson Journal 18.2 (2009) 21-37.
“Family Albums of War: Carte de Visite Books from the Civil War Era.” Common-place: The Journal of Early American Life. 16.1 (Fall 2015). http://www.common-place.org/
“Teaching Archives in an International Context.” Archive Journal. Issue 4 (Spring 2014). http://www.archivejournal.net/
“New Possibilities for Special Collections in Digital Scholarship at the University of Alabama,” with Emma Wilson; “The Jennie C. Lee Papers at the A.S. Williams III Collection”; “Author Interview: From a Love of History by Stephen Rowe”; “Scenes Around Lincoln Normal: Traveling Exhibition Program to kick off at Tuscaloosa Magnet School.” Division of Special Collections Blog, UA. http://apps.lib.ua.edu/blogs/coolathoole/
Book Reviews and Review Essays
The Correspondence of Sarah Helen Whitman and Julia Deane Freeman: Writer to Writer, Woman to Woman by Catherine Kunce, ed. Women’s History Review 24.4 (2015): 635-637.
Cultural Considerations: Essays on Readers, Writers, and Musicians in Postwar America by Joan Shelley Rubin. SHARP News (Spring 2014).
To Fight Aloud Is Very Brave: American Poetry and the Civil War by Faith Barrett. Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 31.1 (2014): 141-143.
Thoreau in His Own Time by Sandra Petrulionis, ed. and Henry David Thoreau: Between Liberalism and Communitarianism by Christian Maul. Amerikastudien/ American Studies 56.4 (2013).
Envisioning the Nation: The Early American World’s Fairs and the Formation of Culture by Astrid Böger. Amerikastudien/American Studies 56.3 (2012): 472-473.
“Introduction” and co-editor for “Conversations about Place in American Culture:An International Network Discussion,” American Studies in Scandinavia 48.2 (2016).
“The Danish-American Press.” The Bridge: Journal of the Danish American Heritage Society (2012): 74-80.
AWARDS AND GRANTS
Dickinson International Society Scholar Award. $2,000.
Institutzione San Cataldo, one-month writing stipendium. 14,000 DKK.
Eccles Centre Visiting European Fellow in North American Studies Award at the British Library. £2,500.
Maine Women Writers Collection Research Support Grant. $1,000.
Deborah and Jay Last Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. $1,850.
Winner, Legacy's SSAWW 2015 Best Paper Contest (non-student category).
NEH Summer Institute Stipend. $2,100.
CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship. $50,000/yr (second year declined).
American-Scandinavian Foundation Research Fellowship and Roth Endowment Grant for research in Scandinavia. $17,500.
Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant for research at the Houghton Library
Rackham International Conference Travel Grant
Rackham Humanities Research Dissertation Fellowship (12-month award)
Rackham Dissertation/Thesis Grant for research at the New York Public Library
Rackham One-Term Fellowship
Rackham Humanities Research Candidacy Fellowship (eight-month award)
2006, 08, 09
Rackham Conference Travel Grant
Departmental Fellowship, University of Michigan
Frank T. Gorman Scholarship for Excellence in the Humanities, Rutgers University Honors Program
Aresty Research Scholarship, Rutgers University Honors Program
Rutgers College Visual Arts Prize
University of Copenhagen
Introduction to Visual Culture
Literatures of the Environment: Ecocriticism in the Anthropocene
Introduction to American Studies
American Literary History in the Contemporary World
English-Language Literature after 1800
Introduction to American Literature
Transnational Literatures of Travel, Exchange, and Immigration
Nineteenth-Century American Writers in the Digital World
University of Michigan
Coming to America: The Literature of Immigration
Writing Word and Image
Contemporary Academic Argumentation
Reading and Writing Contemporary Nonfiction
Writing and the Visual Arts
Science Fiction (Teaching Assistant).
History of the English Language (Teaching Assistant).
Medieval Discourses in Sexuality (Teaching Assistant).
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate (High Merit).
PEDAGOGICAL TRAINING AND COMMITTEES
Workshop on First-Year Teaching, University of Copenhagen, group to support active learning methods and peer course observation.
Adjunktpedagogikum, University of Copenhagen, year-long pedagogical training course with a focus on both classroom teaching and supervision.
Preparing Future Faculty May Seminar, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan, month-long daily seminar including training in classroom instruction, building syllabi, and developing teaching philosophies.
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate (High Merit), including daily month-long course focused on classroom instruction and small-group tutoring.
First-Year Writing Training Session, University of Michigan, two-day workshop on teaching academic writing to first-year students.
Pedagogy, University of Michigan, weekly semester-long course in classroom management and pedagogical theory.
CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, AND INVITED TALKS
Conference paper: “Thoreau, Fuller, and the Outlines of Nation.” International Symposium: Thoreau from Across the Pond. Lyon, France. 19-20 October.
Invited roundtable participant: “Criticizing the Critics.” Reverse: Copenhagen International Poetry Festival, 31 August – 3 September. https://www.reversecph.com/
Invited talk: “Margaret Fuller’s Reproductive Originality.” Summer Scholars Seminar Series, The Eccles Center for American Studies, The British Library, London. 7 August.
Conference paper: “Fuller’s Reproductive Originality.” Study for the Society of American Women Writers Annual Conference. Bordeaux, France. 5-8 July.
Seminar participant: “Melville and the Non-Human.” International Melville Society Conference, King’s College, London, June 27-30.
Invited roundtable participant: “Early Career Workshop in American Studies,” University of Copenhagen, 19 May.
Conference paper: “Landscape and the Local in Dickinson,” Emily Dickinson International Society Triennial Conference. Paris, France. 24-26 June.
Conference paper: “Margaret Fuller’s Art-Writing and Literary Nationalism,” European Association of American Studies Annual Conference. Constanta, Romania. 22-25 April.
Conference paper: “Margaret Fuller’s Transatlantic Nationalisms,” British Association of American Studies Conference (with the Irish Association of American Studies). Belfast, Ireland. 7-9 April.
Invited talk: “Ekphrasis, Imitation, and American Women’s Writing.” Lunchtime Fellows’ Talk at the American Antiquarian Society. 21 January.
Conference paper: “World” Panel. British Association of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. 6-7 November. Participation via Skype.
Conference paper: “Ganymede’s Eagle: Gender and Ekphrasis in Margaret Fuller’s Summer on the Lakes. Society for the Study of American Women Writers Triennial Conference. Philadelphia, PA. 4-8 November. Winner of the 2015 SSAWW Best Paper Contest.
Conference paper: “Margaret Fuller’s Transnational Imagination.” 2nd Center for Transnational American Studies Conference, UCPH. 23-25 April.
Conference paper: “The Jennie C. Lee Archive and the Silent History of the Tuskegee Institute.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. 6-8 November.
Invited talk: “‘Scenes from Lincoln Normal’: A Digital and Physical Exhibit at the University of Alabama.” Alabama Digital Humanities Center Brown Bag. 8 May.
Workshop: “The A.S. Williams Collection at the University of Alabama.” Faculty and Graduate Student Workshop Series. Gorgas Instructional Services at The University of Alabama. 15 April.
Invited talk: “Physical and Digital Exhibitions: The Lincoln Normal School Photo Albums at the University of Alabama.” Lightning Talks at the Alabama Digital Humanities Center Open House. 14 April.
Conference paper: “More than Marketing: Digital Exhibitions as Public Scholarship.” New Media in American Literary History Symposium. Northeastern University, Boston. 5-6 December.
Conference paper: "'Denoted by the White': Race, Immigration, and Scandinavia's Dickinson." Emily Dickinson International Society Conference. University of Maryland, College Park. 8-11 August.
Conference paper: ““Our Viking Ancestors”: The Scandinavian ‘Discovery’ of America and US Literary History.” Nordic Association of American Studies Conference. Karlstad University, Sweden. 24-26 May.
Conference paper: “‘Gaze On!’: Voice and Image in Fanny Osgood’s Pygmalion Adaptations.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers Triennial Conference. 10-13 October.
Moderator: Lightning Talks. HASTAC (Humanites, Arts, Sciences and Technology Advanced Collaboratory) Annual Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 1-3 December.
Conference paper: “’Keramos’ in Harper’s: The Contexts of Global Collection.” Knowledge Networks Symposium: American Periodicals, Print Culture and Communities. University of Nottingham, UK. 27 May
Conference paper: “‘A Very Singular Work’: Sophia Hawthorne’s Anxiety of Originality.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention. 6-9 January.
Graduate Student Caucus: Crossing the Bar: Transatlantic Poetics in the Nineteenth Century. University of Pennsylvania, PA. 5-6 March.
Chair: “Seeing Gender and Sexuality.” Reframing the Color Line: Race and the Visual Culture of the Atlantic World. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 30-31 October.
Conference paper: “The Aesthetic Mnemonic: Lydia Sigourney and Ekphrasis.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Annual Conference. 6-7 November.
Conference paper: “The Slight Pencil’s Witchery: Sigourney’s Ekphrastic Model of Viewership.” Society for the Study of Women WritersConference. 21-24 October.
Conference paper: “Emily Dickinson in the Light of Photography.” Modern Languages Association Annual Convention. 27-30 December.
Conference paper: “Emily Dickinson and Photography.” The American Scene: A Conference at the Department of American Studies, University of Texas at Austin. 28-29 September.
Co-Investigator. “Likenesses Within the Reach of All: Southern Cartes-de-Visite of the A. S. Williams III Americana Collection.” Digital exhibits using Wordpress and Google Maps. UA. https://apps.lib.ua.edu/blogs/cdv/.
Principal Investigator, with the Alabama Digital Humanities Center.“‘Scenes from Around Lincoln’: The Lincoln Normal School Photo Albums, 1909-1926.” Digital and Physical Exhibits in Wordpress and InDesign. UA. http://apps.lib.ua.edu/blogs/lns/
Editor-at-Large. DigitalHumanitiesNow.org. Weekly online publication that aggregates current scholarship and news in the digital humanities.
Contributor. Their America: America in the Eyes of the World http://www.theiramerica.org Digital Humanities site compiling primary sources of international responses to America. Project leader: Geoff Hamilton (Assistant Professor of English, York University).
Contributor. “Using the Digital to Read Literary Texts in Context,” MCubed Grant-Funded Data-Mapping Project. Project leaders: June Howard (Professor of English), Justin Jocque (Spatial and Numeric Data Librarian), and Sigrid Cordell (Librarian for History, English Literature, and American Culture). UM.
Outside Reader. Women, Gender & Research.
Mentor for MA-students, UCPH
Workshop on First-Year Teaching, UCPH.
Outside Reader. LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory.
Reviewer. SSAWW 2015 Conference Proposals.
Judge for Emerging Scholars Program Undergraduate Research Conference, UA.
Interviewer for the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship in Academic Libraries.
Publications and Grants Committee, Library Faculty Organization, UA.
Practice Teaching Facilitator for Native and Non-Native Speakers. Center for Research in Learning and Teaching, UM.
Graduate Coordinator. Visual Culture Workshop, a Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop, UM.
Faculty/Staff Mentor. Office of New Student Programs, UM.
Mentor. Rackham Graduate School I-Connect for International Students, UM.
CONFERENCE AND PANEL ORGANIZATION
Organizer. “Intransitive Encounter.” Lecture with Assistant Professor Nan Zhang Da (University of Notre Dame) at the Center for Transnational American Studies, UCPH. 23 March.
Co-organizer. “Denmark and African American Culture.” Two-day symposium at the Center for Transnational American Studies, UCPH. 21-22 September.
Co-organizer and participant. “Region, Nation, Globalization: Place in American Culture.” 2nd Center For Transnational American Studies Symposium. 23-24 April.
Co-organizer and Interviewer. Britanni Sonnenberg on Home Leave (Hachette, 2014). University of Copenhagen Library LiTHouse Reading Series. 7 May.
Organizer. “Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and the Promises of Ekphrasis.” Paper Workshop with Associate Professor Mary Louise Kete (University of Vermont) at the Department of English, UM. 28 October.
Organizer. “‘The Storms Behind the Storm We Feel’: Melville’s Civil War Weather Reports” and “Visualizing the Civil War in Emily Dickinson’s Photography.” Lecture and Paper Workshop with Associate Professor Eliza Richards (UNC, Chapel Hill) at the Department of English, UM. 2-3 December.
Co-organizer. “Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals.” Lecture and Panel at the University of Michigan Art Museum with New York-based photographer Christopher Payne. 21 January.
Co-organizer. “State of the Gallery in Southwestern Michigan.” Panel in the University of Michigan Art Museum with gallery owners and artists in Detroit and Ann Arbor. 7 December.
American Antiquarian Society Conference and Workshop. “The Digital Antiquarian.” Worcester, MA. 29 May- 5 June.
“Adjunktpedagogikum,” Two-semester pedagogy course. UCPH.
NEH Summer Institute. “The Visual Culture of the American Civil War.” The Graduate Center, City University of New York. 7-18 July.
CLIR Winter Seminar and Center for Networked Information Member Meeting. Washington DC. 7 December- 12 December (CNI: 9-10 December).
Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Summer Seminar. Bryn Mawr College. 28 July- 6 August.
Visual Culture & Archives Symposium. UM, Ann Arbor. 4-5 April.
Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC) Summer Seminar. “Picturing Reform: How Images Transformed America, 1830-1880.” American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA. 19-23 June.
Preparing Future Faculty May Seminar. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 4 May-3 June.
English Literature Summer School. Exeter College, Oxford University.
RESEARCH AND EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE
Research Assistant. Kerry Larson, The Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Poetry (Cambridge University Press, 2011).
Research Assistant. Associate Professor Susan Scott Parrish, Department of English, U of M.
Publishing Intern. Columbia University Press, Subsidiary Rights Department.
Editor. Dialogues@ RU: A Journal of Undergraduate Research.
German (reading knowledge)